Nagarjuna Akkineni's younger son Akhil Akkineni starrer Hello received mixed reviews and turned out to be a box office dud. But the film has managed to get a rare honor. According to reports, it has been nominated at the 17th Taurus World Stunt Awards 2018 under the Best Action in a Foreign Film category.
The festival began on May 12 in Los Angeles and the results would be declared on May 18. Hello would be competing with action films from various countries including Spain, China, Russia and Germany, we hear from sources.
Hello is an action entertainer with oodles of stunt sequences that have been choreographed by Hollywood stunt director Bob Brown, who had worked in films such as XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
The film, which has been directed by Vikram K Kumar, has been bankrolled by Nagarjuna under his banner Annapurna Studios. The film has Akhil Akkineni playing the male lead with director Priyadarshan’s daughter Kalyani making her acting debut as heroine.
Anup Rubens had composed music for this venture with PS Vinod cranking the camera and Pawin Pudi editing it. Those in the supporting roles in Hello are Jagapati Babu, Ramya Krishna, Ajay, Satya Krishnan, Anish Kuruvilla, Vennela Kishore and Posani Krishna Murali. The film hit the silver screens on December 22 last year.
According to trade reports, Hello managed to gross Rs 25.05 crore worldwide within four days of its release, with a distributor share of Rs 14.38 crore. The collections from Telugu states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in four days were approximately Rs 15.75 crore with a share of Rs 10.1 crore. On completion, the film collected a share of Rs17 to 20 crores share approximately.
Recently, Akhil Akkineni’s third film went on to the floors with the official Pooja. Directed by Venky Atluri, the film is touted to be a romantic entertainer. The untitled film will be bankrolled by BVSN Prasad under his banner Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra.
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