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December 2, 2021
2hr 47min
Status: released

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Akhanda Movie Details:

Movie NameAkhanda
Country India
Language Telugu
Dubbed inHindi, Tamil
GenreAction, Drama
Release DateDecember 2, 2021
Running Time2hr 47min
CastNandamuri Balakrishna
Pragya Jaiswal
Jagapathi Babu
Directed by Boyapati Srinu
Written byBoyapati Srinu
M. Rathnam (dialogues)
Produced byMiryala Ravinder Reddy
Cinematography by C. Ramprasad
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Music byThaman S
Production CompanyDwaraka Creations
Budget₹60–70 crore
Box Office Collection₹200 crore

Akhanda Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Nandamuri Balakrishna in a dual role as Akhanda Rudra Sikandar Aghora and Murali Krishna
  • Pragya Jaiswal as Saranya Bachupally IAS
  • Jagapathi Babu as Agora Baba
  • Srikanth as Antahpuram Varadarajulu, the owner of the copper mining
  • Nithin Mehta as Gajendra Sahu
  • Poorna as Padmavathi IAS, Principal Secretary
  • Avinash as Ramachandariah, Akhanda and Murali’s father
  • Viji Chandrasekhar as Dharani, Akhanda and Murali’s mother
  • Sharath Lohitashwa as Krishnamacharya Perumal, an NIA officer
  • Suresh Chandra Menon as Jagajith Chauhan, a businessman
  • Subbaraju as Central Minister A. Bharath Reddy
  • Prabhakar as DSP Ranjan and Varadarajulu’s younger brother


Balakrishna plays a fierce devotee of Lord Shiva, who stands tall against evildoers.

About Akhanda Movie:

  • Nandamuri Balakrishna has a dual role in the film as a Akhanda Rudra Sikandar Aghora and Murali Krishna.
  • The film marks the third collaboration between Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu after Simha (2010) and Legend (2014).
  • It was formally launched at a private event held at Hyderabad in December 2019.
  • The film was tentatively titled as BB3 and NBK106. In April 2021, the film’s official title was unveiled as Akhanda.
  • Principal photography of the film began in March 2020.
  • After the filming was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India, the final schedule of the film was resumed in July 2021 at Hyderabad. Few scenes of the film were shot at the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Hyderabad Campus.
  • Filming of climax scenes of the film began in end-July 2021 at Tamil Nadu. Most of the action scenes were features Balakrishna and Srikanth. These action scenes were choreographed by Shiva.
  • It was reported that the scenes were shot at Gingee Venkataramana Temple in Viluppuram district of Tamil Nadu.
  • As part of the final schedule, the team next headed to Goa in September 2021 to shoot songs of the film. Filming was wrapped up in October 2021.
  • Released on 2 December 2021, Akhanda opened to mixed reviews from critics and audiences. The film gained popularity because of the soundtrack in the movie. The film became a massive commercial hit grossing over ₹200 crore worldwide, emerging as the second highest-grossing Telugu film of the year and the highest-grossing film in Balakrishna’s career.
  • Akhanda was featured at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in the Indian Panorama mainstream section.