Released on Dec 2, 2021, Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Akhanda had a splendid run in theatres. Despite mixed reviews, the Telugu action drama went on to post big numbers and grossed Rs 100 crore worldwide. After 50 days of its theatrical release, Akhanda made its digital debut. Here’s everything you need to know Akhanda OTT release, digital rights and more.
Akhanda OTT Release Date and Time
Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer Akhanda made its digital debut on Disney+ Hotstar on Jan 21, 2022, at 6:00 pm IST. Reportedly, Disney+ Hotstar has acquired digital streaming rights for Rs 15 crores. The movie is now streaming on the platform in HD print.
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— Disney+ Hotstar (@DisneyPlusHS) January 13, 2022
Akhanda World Television Premiere
After making its digital debut on Disney+ Hotstar, Akhanda made its World TV premiere on TV on Feb 27, 2022, on Star Maa.
Akhanda Movie Cast and Crew
Producer: Miryala Ravinder Reddy’s Dwaraka Creations
Writer and director: Boyapati Srinu.
Soundtrack and background score: S Thaman
Cinematography: C Ram Prasad
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Akhanda is Botapati’s third collaboration with veteran actor Nandamuri Balakrishna after Simha (2010) and Legend (2014). Nandamuri Balakrishna is in a dual role in the movie that also stars:
- Pragya Jaiswal as Saranya Bachupally IAS
- Jagapathi Babu as Aghora Baba
- Srikanth as Varadarajulu
- Nithin Mehta as Gajendra Sahu
- Poorna as Principal Secretary Padmavati
- Avinash as Ramachandariah, Akhanda and Murali’s father
- Subbaraju as Central minister A. Bharath Reddy
- Sravan as Varadarajulu’s younger brother
- Prabhakar as DSP Ranjan
Seeing the craze for the movie, director Boyapati Sreenu is planning a sequel. “It will definitely have a sequel,” he said, quoting greatandhra.com. However, the director refrained from answering when can we expect the sequel.
Akhanda Box Office Succes
The movie was initially planned to be released on May 28,2021. However, due to the pandemic, its release was postponed to Dec 2, 2021. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the movie managed to pull the audience to the theatres.
On its opening day, Akhanda collected Rs 23 crore in the Telugu states as there were no big releases. It went on to gross Rs 100 crore worldwide in just 11 days. In a rare feat, Akhanda has completed 50 days in theatres. The worldwide gross collection of the movie stands at Rs 137 crore.
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