Akhanda Advance BookingsA few hours from now, the grand premiere shows of Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Akhanda will commence all over the US. The entire industry, distribution and trade are waiting anxiously to see the audience response.

Akhanda will mark the beginning of the biggies season in Telugu cinema. Post-Akhanda, there would be a top star or tier two star movie, every week or alternate week. Akhanda is going to kick start the procession.

On their own, Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu are singular forces that draw a kind of attention, but when they combine, it is a dynamite combo. They have delivered explosive box office performances previously. It is why people are awaiting Akhanda’s result in the first place.

The US box office is going through a slump. Only a few notable releases have done decently here. When it comes to breakeven, it has been a hardship for many. If a mass film in the combination of Nandamuri Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu does well, it augers well for the rest of the biggies lined up.

Akhanda is getting the biggest release ever for Balakrishna in the US. The pre-sales bookings are superb and second-best of the year so far. The premiere numbers will be out soon and updated regularly. Keep watching this space for the latest updates and talk on Akhanda.