Akhil Akkineni is a third generation actor from the famous Akkineni family in Tollywood. His grandfather A Nageswara Rao is one of the icons of the Telugu film industry and his dad Nagarjuna has a good amount of films to his credit not only in Telugu but has found success in Tamil and Hindi films as well. Akhil’s half-brother Naga Chaitanya is also a well-known hero in Tollywood. Despite having a number of actors from his own family who have made a mark for themselves, Akhil’s favourite film is the Pawan Kalyan starrer Atharintiki Daredi. Sources in the know say that Akhil has watched the film several times over and just couldn’t stop raving about it every time he gets to see it.
Atharintiki Daredi, directed by Trivikram Srinivas, was bankrolled by BVSN Prasad under the banner Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra in association with Reliance Entertainment on a budget of Rs 55 crore and grossed Rs 187 crore worldwide. The soundtrack album and background score were composed by Devi Sri Prasad while Prasad Murella cranked the camera and Prawin Pudi edited it.
The film, which came out in 2013, was not only a commercial success but also went on to win a slew of awards, including Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu, Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film and Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer.
Atharintiki Daredi’s commercial success paved the way for the release of its dubbed version in Hindi under the title Daring Baaz. It was also remade in Kannada as Ranna in 2015 with Kiccha Sudeep, Rachita Ram and Haripriya playing the lead roles. In Bengali, it was released under the title Abhimaan with Jeet, Sayantika Banerjee and Subhasree Ganguly forming the star cast. The Tamil version of Atharintiki Daredi is being made with Simbu in the lead.
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