14 Reels Entertainment

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14 Reels Entertainment Private Limited
Type Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in 2009
Headquarters Hyderabad, India
Key people Ram Achanta
Gopichand Achanta
Anil Sunkara
Products Films
Owners Ram Achanta
Gopichand Achanta
Anil Sunkara
Website www.14reels.net

14 Reels Entertainment is an Indian film production company and distribution company established by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara.[1]

History[edit]

Ram Achanta along his brother Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara started the production company in 2009. All three of them are successful NRI businessmen and have previous experience in film distribution. Anil Sunkara owns another production company called "AK Entertainments" and produced films like the 2010 successful film Bindaas and 2011 film Aha Naa Pellanta. In 2009, they three decided to enter film production and approached long time friend and successful director Srinu Vaitla. In 2009, they started their first film Namo Venkatesa under Vaitla's direction and with Venkatesh and Trisha Krishnan in lead roles. The film was released in 2010 and opened with mixed to negative reviews. Despite the reviews, the film performed decently at the box office. After Namo Venkatesa, they once again teamed up with Sreen Vaitla to produce Dookudu with Mahesh Babu and Samantha in lead roles. The film production started in late 2010 and was released in September 2011. Upon release the film took the largest opening for a Telugu film, and collected a share of INR 9 crores and gross of INR12.58 crores on the first day of its release.[2] It collected a share of INR35.01 crores and grossed INR50.07 crores in its first week.[3] On its complete theatrical run, the film grossed more than INR100 crores.The film grossed INR 101 crores in just 47 Days delivering a Share of INR60 crore (US$9.7 million).The film went on to collect a Share of INR65 crore (US$11 million) in 8 weeks.Dookudu ended with a final collection of INR125 crore (US$20 million) delivering a Share of INR81 crore (US$13 million).Dookudu collected 2 Million dollars at Overseas(INR16 Crores).[4] and also became the first film to cross the million dollar mark in USA. The film grossed INR1.5 crores within two days, in UK, Australia, Dubai and Canada.[5] The film was also nominated in 10 categories for the Filmfare Awards South and won 6 awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor. After Dookudu, they once again teamed up with Mahesh Babu for 1 (Nenokkadine), directed by Sukumar. The film stars Kriti Sanon opposite Mahesh Babu and is scheduled to release in 2014.1 nenokkadine collected INR60 crore (US$9.7 million) domestic nett and INR5 crore (US$810,000) in Rest of india.At overseas 1 nenokkadine boosted up with INR13 crore (US$2.1 million) nett being 2nd highest grosser at Overseas despite of mixed reviews.1 nenokkadine collected INR75 crore (US$12 million) nett in 80 Days worldwide with a gross of INR115 crore (US$19 million). 1 nenokkadine was made with a budget of INR70 crore (US$11 million) with INR 5 crores extra in Prints and marketing.Eros international bought the distribution rights of the film for INR75 crore (US$12 million). 1 nenokkadine Pre-release revenue's went up to INR92.5 crore (US$15 million).

They also began film distribution under the 14 Reels banner in 2010 with S. S. Rajamouli's Maryada Ramanna.[6] They distributed the film in Krishna district. They went on to distribute popular films such as Thakita Thakita, 180, 7th Sense, Rachcha, Endukante... Premanta! and more recently the successful film Eega. They usually distribute films in Krishna region of Andhra Pradesh and in the Overseas.

Film production[edit]

No Year Film Language Actors Director Notes
1 2010 Namo Venkatesa Telugu Venkatesh, Trisha Srinu Vaitla
2 2011 Dookudu Telugu Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu Srinu Vaitla Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film
SIIMA Award for Best Film
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Remade in Kannada as Power
3 2014 1 Nenokkadine Telugu Mahesh Babu, Kriti Sanon Sukumar
4 2014 Legend Telugu Nandamuri Balakrishna, Radhika Apte, Sonal Chauhan Boyapati Srinu Co Production with Varahi Chalana Chitram
5 2014 Power Kannada Puneeth Rajkumar, Trisha Madesh Remake of Dookudu
6 2014 Aagadu Telugu Mahesh Babu, Tamannaah Bhatia Srinu Vaitla

Film distribution[edit]

Year Film Notes
2010 Maryada Ramanna Krishna district
2010 Namo Venkatesa
2010 Thakita Thakita Krishna district[7]
2011 180 Krishna district[7]
2011 Dookudu
2011 7th Sense Krishna district[8]
2011 Veedinthe Krishna district
2012 Rachcha Krishna district[9]
Vizag[10]
2012 Endukante... Premanta! Overseas[11]
2012 Eega Overseas[12]
2012 Naan Ee USA
Canada[13]
2012 Tuneega Tuneega Overseas[14]
2012 Andala Rakshasi Overseas[15]
2012 Rebel Krishna district[16]
2012 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu Krishna district[17]
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Overseas[18]
2013 Dookudu Overseas[19]
2013 Mirchi Krishna district[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "14 Reels Entertainment". Chithr.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Dookudu's first day gross: Rs. 12.58 cr.". IndiaGlitz. 
  3. ^ "Dookudu's unbelievable 7-day gross: Rs. 50.07 cr.". IndiaGlitz. 
  4. ^ "Dookudu collects 70 crores gross in 2nd Week". idlebrain. 
  5. ^ "Mahesh’s Million US Dollar Dookudu.". idlebrain. 
  6. ^ "14 Reels Bought Rights for Krishna". Cinemahour.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  7. ^ a b "14 Reels Entertainment (P) Ltd - DISTRIBUTION". 14reels.net. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  8. ^ "Great offers for 7th Sense in the state!". AndhraBoxOffice.com. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  9. ^ "No Threat @ to Rachcha from Krishna Distributors | ciniden". Ciniden.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  10. ^ "'Rachcha' Pre Release Business Details | Cine Vedika | Telugu | News | Daily Serials | TV Shows | Movies| Music". Cine Vedika. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  11. ^ "Endukante Premanta Overseas by 14 Reels Entertainment Pvt Ltd through FICUS". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  12. ^ "Eega Overseas by 14 Reels through FICUS - Telugu Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  13. ^ "Press Note : Nann Ee in USA & Canada by 14 Reels Entertainment Pvt Ltd through FICUS". 123telugu.com. 1998-01-01. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  14. ^ "Tuniga Tuniga Overseas by 14 Reels through FICUS". 123 Telugu. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  15. ^ A S, Sashidhar. "14 Reels bags Andala Rakshasi overseas rights". Times of India. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Rebel Distribution rights". Andhra Reporter. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "14 Reels bags CGTR rights for Krishna Dt.". The Times of India. 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  18. ^ "14 Reels bought 'SVSC' Overseas Rights". Supergoodmovies.com. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  19. ^ "14 Reels bought 'SVSC' Overseas Rights". Supergoodmovies.com. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  20. ^ "Prabhas Mirchi Rights Sold For Huge Prices". timesofap.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 

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