The film directed by Boyapati Sreenu features Pragya Jaiswal, Purnaa and Srikanth in crucial roles
Balakarishna's mass entertainer Akhanda was just the tonic that the Telugu film industry needed to bounce back in full swing after the reopening of theatres. The film brought back crowds to theatres in great numbers and audiences got exactly what they expected from a project that brought together the hit combination of director Boyapati Sreenu and Balakrishna again. Akhanda hit theatres on December 2 last year and is still running to packed houses all over Telugu states and select international locations.
Akhanda is continuing its victorious march in theatres even in its fifth week. As per movie portal T2BLive.com, the Balakrishna-Pragya Jaiswal starrer has collected a share of Rs 20.41 crore in the Nizam region alone, while collecting nearly Rs 40 crore in ceded areas and other regions in Andhra Pradesh. On the whole in both the Telugu states, Akhanda's share stands at an impressive Rs 61.19 crore. The film has collected a little more than Rs 10.5 crore share in other regions of India and international locations.
A Balakrishna film grossing nearly Rs 72 crore worldwide in the middle of a pandemic is a stat that has surprised many trade pundits. In the RTC Cross Roads area region alone, the film has crossed the Rs 85 lakh mark and is expected to overtake Pawan Kalyan's Vakeel Saab (Rs 90 lakh) later this week. Produced by Miryala Ravinder Reddy under Dwaraka Creations, Akhanda had a blockbuster music score by Thaman. After a lull, both Balakrishna and Boyapati Sreenu have bounced back with a bang and how!
Disney+ Hotstar has grabbed the post-theatrical streaming rights of Akhanda. The film's theatrical run is expected to end this Sankranti.