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Akhanda Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew December 02, 2021 07:55

Akhanda is the story of two brothers who have parted ways due to some forced situations. The one who stays with the family turns Murali Krishna (Balakrishna) who is a farmer and also a social reformer who works hard to eradicate factionism in the region of Rayalaseema. The other one turns an Aghora named Akhanda (Balakrishna) who is raised with the preachings of Lord Shiva. The evil comes in the name of Varada (Srikanth) who drills uranium on the name of copper. A bunch of people lose their lives due to this illegal mining and Murali Krishna revolts against the crime. The rest of Akhanda is all about how the family members face the evils who are behind the crime. Akhanda turns out to be the savior of the family. Watch the film to know about the complete story.

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Tollywood In Deep Shock With Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry's Demise December 01, 2021 07:01

Top lyric writer Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry is no more and he passed away last night. The veteran writer is suffering with lung cancer from the past few months. He was admitted to KIMS Hospitals in Secunderabad on Saturday and a team of specialized doctors are treating him in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). His health condition continued to be critical and he breathed his last yesterday. The news came as a deep shock for the entire film fraternity and every actor, technician mourned his demise. Most of them reminded about the memories that Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry left and about his great work. His mortal remains are placed for public visit in Film Nagar, Hyderabad. Megastar Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Venkatesh, Allu Arjun and other top actors paid their homage and last respect for the top lyricist. The last rites will be held this afternoon in Mahaprasthanam. Hundreds of fans rushed to Filmnagar for the last sight of the legendary lyric writer. His family members are left in deep shock with his sudden demise. Rest in peace Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry garu and you will be missed. (Video Source: NTV Telugu)

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Balakrishna's Akhanda Total Business Deals December 01, 2021 06:15

Nandamuri Balakrishna's upcoming movie Akhanda is carrying terrific expectations and the film will take an advantage as Akhanda is the first big-budget film and mass entertainer to release after the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The film is directed by Boyapati Sreenu and this happens to be their third collaboration. Akhanda will be high on action and the songs, trailer received positive response from Nandamuri fans and the audience. The film's theatrical rights are sold for Rs 56 crores which is the second highest among Balakrishna's films after NTR biopic. Akhanda is also releasing in over 1500 screens across the globe and the pre-release sales for the film are exceptional. Balakrishna is presented in a dual role and Srikanth is the lead antagonist. Pragya Jaiswal and Poorna are the leading ladies in this mass entertainer. Dwaraka Creations are the producers and Thaman composed the music, background score. Miryala Ravindar Reddy is the producer and Akhanda is made on a budget of Rs 70 crores. The non-theatrical rights fetched close to Rs 40 crores and the makers are left in profits before the film's release. Here are the deals of Akhanda: Nizam: Rs 12 Cr Andhra: Rs 25 Cr Ceeded: Rs 12 Cr Telugu States: Rs 49 Cr Rest of India: Rs 4.50 Cr Rest of World: Rs 2.50 Cr Worldwide Total: Rs 56 Cr

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South African Scientists about Omicron Variant December 01, 2021 06:14

The Omicron variant of coronavirus is making the world sleepless. There are predictions that there would be a huge human loss because of the new variant that is extremely dangerous and highly transmissible. The variant was traced in South Africa last month and it is now found in various countries. Raquel Viana, Head of Science at one of South Africa's biggest private testing labs revealed some shocking facts about the variant. The samples found that there are a large number of mutations on the spike protein which is used to enter the human cells. Speaking to Reuters, she said that she was left in deep shock after watching the mutations. She said that the samples will have huge ramifications. Raquel Viana then called her colleague Gene sequencer Daniel Amoako in National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg. This is a new lineage, she told. The variant caused global alarm and several countries closed their borders to prevent the variant from entering their nations. Daniel Amoako and their team spent the weekend testing eight samples and all of them had the same mutations. The new cases also saw a sharp rise and the variant is spread across several countries. The NICD officials informed about the virus to the World Health Organization on November 24th. The new cases are expected to increase by four times before the end of this weekend in South Africa. By Siva Kumar

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Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Passed Away November 30, 2021 12:22

Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry happens to be one of the finest lyric writers of Telugu cinema. After making his debut in 1984, Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry competed with several young lyricists of this generation and penned some of the finest lyrics for the Tollywood audience. He was admitted to KIMS Hospitals in Secunderabad on Saturday due to pneumonia. The doctors confirmed that he was suffering with lung cancer and he was kept on ventilartor support since Saturday. His health condition did not improve and he breathed his last this evening in KIMS. The hospital authorities released a health bulletin this evening at 5 PM about his demise. Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry penned lyrics for more than 3000 songs in 800 Telugu films and his contribution for Telugu cinema is irreplaceable. Tollywood is left in deep shock with the sudden and untimely demise of the legendary singer. Several celebrities offered their condolences and he is survived by his wife and two sons. The last rites of Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry will take place tomorrow. Rest in peace Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry garu.

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Indian-origin Parag Agarwal turns Twitter CEO November 30, 2021 07:08

Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officer and the co-founder of the top social media platform Twitter is now all set to step down from his position and Parag Agrawal is announced as his successor. Jack Dorsey will stay on the board till his term expires in 2022 and the news was issued by Twitter. Jack Dorsey's statement said "I've decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders. My trust in Parag as Twitter's CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I'm deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It's his time to lead". Dorsey stepped from his position in 2008 but he returned back in 2015. Indian-origin Parag Agarwal will take the oath and he has been with Twitter since 2017 and is the Chief Technology Officer for the top firm. Dorsey is focused on other responsibilities and he is keen to step down as the revenue growth is crucial for Twitter in the coming months. The shares of Twitter jumped by 3.4 percent at 10:50 AM in New York. Dorsey took over the company under pressure and kept it in a quite comfortable state now told a source. The net worth of Jack Dorsey is 12.3 billion USD. Parag Agarwal took over the charge immediately and he will have to meet the goals of Twitter and the company aims 315 million daily active users by the end of 2023. This would double the revenue of Twitter annually. By Siva Kumar

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Shreyas Iyer scripts History on his Test Debut November 29, 2021 09:27

Indian middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer made his debut in Test cricket with the ongoing New Zealand series. His brilliant 105 in the first innings made Team India get a decent total of 345 on board. In the second innings, all the top order batsmen tumbled down and Shreyas Iyer was the one who scored decent at this crucial time. His 65 helped Team India to score 234 in their second innings. Wriddhiman Saha (61) was the other top scorer for the side and India declared their innings for 234 for the loss of 7 wickets. New Zealand lost their first wicket and scored 4 runs by the end of fourth day of the first test. New Zealand has to score 280 runs in the 90 overs on the last day. Shreyas Iyer emerged as the first Indian batsman to score a century and half-century in his first test match. The entire team gave him a standing ovation after he was out in the second innings. Sunil Gavaskarr is the last Indian batsman to score two half-centuries in his debut test and it happened against West Indies in 1971. When Indian was in neck deep troubles at 51/5 in their second, Shreyas Iyer and Saha helped the team to get a decent total of 234. Several former cricketers took their social media pages to appreciate and congratulate Shreyas Iyer on scripting history in Test cricket. Shreyas Iyer's performance may soon turn a headache for the selectors during the second and the final test that will take place next week in Mumbai. Indian skipper Virat Kohli will return back to the team for the second test. By Siva Kumar

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Tollywood Focused On Akhanda Release November 29, 2021 09:26

Nandamuri Balakrishna is all set for his biggest bet with Akhanda, a high voltage action entertainer that is directed by Boyapati Sreenu. This is the third time the duo is collaborating after two blockbusters like Simha and Legend. Akhanda is aimed for December 2nd release and it is the first biggie that is releasing after the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The entire Tollywood is focused on the release of Akhanda and is waiting to see how the film performs at the box-office. Akhanda will have a record release and the theatrical deals too are closed for record prices. The advance sales too are exceptional all over. The trailer caught everyone's attention and the film for sure will offer a treat for the masses. The pre-release event too generated enough buzz on the film. Akhanda will be followed by Allu Arjun's Pushpa and Nani's Shyam Singha Roy. In January, big ticket films like RRR, Bheemla Nayak and Radhe Shyam will release. For now, all eyes are focused on Akhanda and the film is produced by Miryala Ravindar Reddy on Dwaraka Creations banner. Thaman composed the music and background score for this big-budget film. Pragya Jaiswal, Poorna are the heroines and Srikanth played the role of the lead antagonist.

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Shiva Shankar Master Is No More November 29, 2021 08:49

Veteran song choreographer Shiva Shankar Master has been down with Covid-19 and he is being treated in Hyderabad's AIG Hospitals for the past two weeks. His health condition worsened and he was moved to ICU a couple of days ago. His family members wanted the celebrities to support his medical expenses which are quite expensive. The national-award-wining choreographer breathed his last at 8 PM on Sunday in AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad. Shiva Shankar Master could not withstand strong in the battle. His mortal remains are placed at his residence in Manikonda for public viewing and his last rites will be performed in Mahaprasthanam today. His son will perform the last rites. Several industry celebrities offered their condolences and shared their experiences on working with the legendary dance choreographer. The 72-year-old Shiva Shankar Master won a national award for his work in Maghadheera. Rest in peace, Shiva Shankar Master.

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Omicron Variant is 6 Times more Transmissible than Delta November 29, 2021 07:51

The new fever of the Omricon variant of coronavirus is now gripping the globe and several cases of the variant are traced in several countries. It all started in South Africa and several countries are now kept on high alert. Experts say that the vaccine cannot protect the human body from the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Based on the preliminary analysis, experts say that the variant is 6 times more transmissible than the delta variant of coronavirus which was the reason for the second wave in India. The experts said that the Omicron can evade the immune system of the human body. Omicron is the second variant that may not respond to the monoclonal antibody treatment as per the analysis from the experts. Two cases of the variant are already traced in India and there are several travel restrictions imposed in the country from international travelers. On the other side, a doctor from South Africa said that the variant of Omicron is not so severe and there are a lot of people who recovered completely without hospitalization. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association told this. Angelique Coetzee told that 30 patients are tested for the variant and they recovered completely. She said that most of them are under 40 and are half vaccinated. They exhibited mild symptoms of coronavirus. On the other side, the entire globe is left panicked because of the new variant which is spreading at a fast pace. There are speculations that the government of India will impose lockdown based on the severity of the variant. By Siva Kumar

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