|Movie Name||Akhanda (2021)|
|Movie Genre||Action Movie|
|Directed by||Boyapati Srinu|
|Produced by||Miryala Ravinder Reddy|
|Music Director||S Thaman|
|Star Cast||Nandamuri Balakrishna, Pragya Jaiswal, Meka Srikanth, Jagapathi Babu, Poorna, Avinash Yelandur, Nithin Mehta, Viji Chandrasekhar, Sharath Lohitashwa, Suresh Chandra Menon, Subbaraju Penmetsa, Prabhakar, Sravan, Chammak Chandra, Naga Mahesh, Ayyappa P Sharma, Bala Parasar, Chandramogli Madem, Yennengee, Ramana Reddy,|
|Release Date||20 Jan, 2023 (India)|
|Movie Budget||60 Cr. (Estimated)|
|Box Office Collection||150 Cr. Approximately (Worldwide)|
|Rating||IMDB: 7/10 Bollywood Product: 7/10|
Akhanda [meaning: entire or unbroken/unstoppable] is a Telugu language Action film released on 2 December 2021. The Hindi version of Akhanda is scheduled to be released on 20 January 2023 in cinemas.
Boyapati Srinu is the Writer-Director, and Miryala Ravinder Reddy is the Producer of Akhanda (Telugu version). Sajid Qureshi is the Producer, and Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios) is the Presenter of the Hindi version of Akhanda.
C. Ram Prasad is the Cinematographer, Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao is the Film Editor, and Thaman S is the Music Director Akhanda.
Nandamuri Balakrishna plays a dual role in Akhanda. Pragya Jaiswal, Srikanth, Jagapathi Babu, and Poorna play pivotal roles in Akhanda.
Avinash, Viji Chandrasekhar, Sharath Lohitashwa, Suresh Chandra Menon, Subbaraju, Chammak Chandra, and Prabhakar are there in the supporting role in Akhanda.
The tentative budget of Akhanda was 20 Crore INR. The film (Telugu version) did commercially well and earned approximately 119 Crore INR at the Worldwide Box Office.
At Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh, India), a couple of Ramachandraiah (Avinash) and Dharani (Viji Chandrasekhar) is blessed with twins in which one is stillborn (a baby born without a sign of life).
Suddenly, an Aghora (fearless Tantric) arrives when the mother is asleep. The Aghora reveals that one is nature and stillborn is a cataclysm of evil, like Lord Shiva.
Ramachandraiah hands over the stillborn child o the Aghora, who sends the stillborn son to Kaasi, where the stillborn child rises alive when placed at the sanctum. The child now raises under the protection of Aghhoras, and they call him Akhanda Rudra Sikandar (Nandamuri Balakrishna).
The story goes many years ahead. The younger one, Murali Krishna (Nandamuri Balakrishna in a double role), becomes popular among the villagers. Murali evolves like a justice, and village people admire him as a deity. He aims to eradicate factionalism so that the terrain flourishes from four sides.
Saranya Bachupally (Pragya Jaiswal) is a newly appointed District Magistrate (IAS) in the village of Murali Krishna. She misunderstands Murali initially. Hoewver, when she learns his ideolgoes, Saranya falls for Murali. They soon get married and are blessed with a baby girl.
In a parallel story, Antahpuram Varadarajulu (Meka Srikanth), a dreaded criminal, legally manages to extract uranium in a reversed forest by illegal means. Saranya (Pragya Jaiswal) smells a rat and directs her Principal Secretary, Padmavati (Poorna), to a secret inquiry.
After some time, multiple children in the region had strange maladies. Even the Doctors fail to detect the cause behind the disease. Padmavati informs that it could be the result of the extraction of uranium. Padmavati further adds that the region will become a graveyard if the work of extraction is continuous.
Varadarajulu (Meka Srikanth) ruses planting a bomb in the Hospital with the help of Gajendra Sahu. Several deaths are caused due to the bomb explosion, including Central Minister Bharath Reddy (Subbaraju).
Murali Krishna is framed, incriminated, and prisoned in the allegation of the explosion of the bomb in the hospital. Eventually, his daughter is also in the hospital when the bomb explodes.
Saranya (Pragya Jaiswal) rushes to the hospital after learning about the bomb explosion, followed by the arrest of Murali Krishna. However, the goons of Varadaraju attack her on the way. Saranya somehow hides her in an ancient cave, but the goons reach there too.
What happens next is the rest of the story of Akhanda.