Much to the surprise, Majority of the Telugu People were of the impression that Balakrishna wasn't able to do justice to NTR's stature particularly while portraying the memorable roles done by his Father. Audience could only see Balakrishna, not NTR in those sequences. At times, People wondered whether NTR became a great Actor performing in such an ordinary manner.
Balakrishna is just the Cine Successor of NTR. It's near impossible for anybody to match the standards set by NT Rama Rao. Balayya played NTR, but his attempts to match his Father turned futile. Even Fans expressed their dissatisfaction over the look/performance of Balakrishna in Nartanasala sequence and Sardar Paparayudu court room scene. Remake of a classic could never match the original..that's what happened with Balayya portraying NTR!