Director VV Vinayak's much-awaited Telugu movie "Akhil: The Power of Jua", which marks the debut of Akhil Akkineni and Sayesha Saigal, is scheduled to release in theatres on 11 November.
Story: "Akhil: The Power of Jua" is an upcoming socio-fantasy film, which has been written by Veligonda Srinivas. The makers have kept its story under wraps. But if we are to go by its trailer, the movie has a fresh story, which is about a young guy, who is after a precious stone. It seems to be an experimental subject. The film has action, romance, comedy, music, amazing VFX and exotic locales.
Cast and Crew: Akkineni Nagarjuna's younger son Akhil is playing the lead role in "Akhil: The Power of Jua", while Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar's grandniece Sayesha Saigal appears as his love interest. Mahesh Manjrekar, Brahmanandam, Rajendra Prasad, Vennela Kishore and Jaya Prakash Reddy are in the supporting cast of the movie.
"Akhil: The Power of Jua" has been jointly produced by actor Nithiin and his father Sudhakar Reddy under the banner Sreshth Movies. Anup Rubens and S. Thaman have composed music for songs and background score, while Amol Rathod cranked camera for the movie. Kona Venkat has penned the dialogues and Gautham Raju has handled its editing works.
Budget and publicity: "Akhil: The Power of Jua" has been made with a whopping budget of Rs 45 crore. It has been creating ripples in the media, ever since it was announced. Its first look posters, teasers, trailer and music have generated a lot of curiosity. Its promos show that the movie has superb performances and rich production elements. The producers have shelled out a hefty sum on its publicity.
Release and advance booking: "Akhil: The Power of Jua" is slated to release in over 1000 cinema halls across the globe. It is set to become the biggest release for a debutante actor, beating the previous record of Bellamkonda Srinivas' Alludu Seenu, which was also directed by VV Vinayak. The film is slated hit more than 150 screens in US and it is a record. The film has got decent advance bookings for its opening day.
Box office prediction: Considering all these factors, "Akhil: The Power of Jua" will definitely start with a bang at the box office. The movie will become one of the 10 biggest openers of 2015 and all time biggest opener for a debut hero. The word of mouth will decide its business on the following days. However, Rs 45 crore are on bet on the movie, which has got a tough road ahead in recovering its production cost and getting profit to its producers.