Only three film names are being heard very loudly regarding Pongal 2016 release. They are Jr NTR's Nannaku Prematho, Balayya's Dictator and Nagarjuna's Soggade Chinni Nayana.
Grapevine has that Jr NTR's Nannaku Prematho is out of the scene for now. As Balakrishna's Dictator completed the shooting already, makers have locked theatres and fixed January 14th as the date. In this context, distributors are said to be not supporting Jr NTR's idea of hitting cinemas on January 8th. They are asking for at least 2 weeks gap. That's why the movie might get postponed.
NTR is yet to finish his shooting for Nannaku Prematho, for which the unit under Sukumar's direction went to Spain for 20 days schedule.