14 Reels Plus

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14 Reels Plus LLC
14 Reels Entertainment (2009-2017)
FoundedHyderabad, Telangana in 2009
FounderRam Achanta
Gopichand Achanta
Anil Sunkara
Key people
Ram Achanta
Gopichand Achanta
OwnerRam Achanta
Gopichand Achanta

14 Reels Plus is a Telugu cinema, Indian film production company and distribution company established by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara.[1]


Ram Achanta with his brother Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara started the production company in 2009. All three of them are NRI businessmen and have previous experience in film distribution. Anil Sunkara owns another production company called "AK Entertainments" and produced Bindaas and 2011 film Aha Naa Pellanta. In 2009, the three decided to enter film production and approached their long time friend and 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.

After Namo Venkatesa, they 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 total share of 50.07 crores. The film was nominated in 10 categories for the Filmfare Awards South and won 6 awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor and Oscar award.

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 was scheduled to release in 2014. 1 nenokkadine collected 60 crore (US$8.4 million) domestic nett and 5 crore (US$700,000) in the rest of India. At overseas 1 nenokkadine boosted up with 13 crore (US$1.8 million) nett being 2nd highest grosser at Overseas despite of mixed reviews. 1 nenokkadine collected 75 crore (US$11 million) nett in 80 Days worldwide with a gross of 115 crore (US$16 million). 1 nenokkadine was made with a budget of 70 crore (US$9.8 million) with 5 crores extra in Prints and marketing. 1 nenokkadine Pre-release revenue's went up to 92.5 crore (US$13 million).

They began film distribution under the 14 Reels banner in 2010 with S. S. Rajamouli's Maryada Ramanna.[2] They distributed the film in Krishna district. They went on to distribute Thakita Thakita, 180, 7th Sense, Rachcha, Endukante... Premanta! and more recently Eega. They usually distribute films in Krishna region of Andhra Pradesh and Overseas.

In 2018, Ram and Gopichand Achanta started producing under 14 Reels Plus LLC marking Gaddalakonda Ganesh as their first production with out the involvement of Anil Sunkara who was actively producing under AK Entertainments.[3][4]

Film production[edit]

As 14 Reels Plus[edit]

No Year Film Language Actors Director Notes
1 2019 Gaddalakonda Ganesh[3] Telugu Varun Tej, Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde, Mirnalini Ravi Harish Shankar
2 2020 Sreekaram[5] Sharwanand, Priyanka Arul Mohan, Sai Kumar, Murali Sharma, Rao Ramesh Kishore Reddy

As 14 Reels Entertainment[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, Jagapathi Babu, 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
7 2016 Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gaadha Telugu Nani, Mehreen Pirzada, Harish Uthaman, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma, Brahmaji Hanu Raghavapudi
8 2016 Hyper Telugu Ram Pothineni, Raashi Khanna Santosh Srinivas
9 2017 LIE Telugu Nithiin, Megha Akash, Arjun Sarja Hanu Raghavapudi

Film distribution[edit]

Year Film Notes
2010 Maryada Ramanna Krishna district
2010 Namo Venkatesa
2010 Thakita Thakita Krishna district[6]
2011 180 Krishna district[6]
2011 Dookudu
2011 7th Sense Krishna district[7]
2011 Veedinthe Krishna district
2012 Rachcha Krishna district[8]
2012 Endukante... Premanta! Overseas[10]
2012 Eega Overseas[11]
2012 Naan Ee USA
2012 Tuneega Tuneega Overseas[13]
2012 Andala Rakshasi Overseas[14]
2012 Rebel Krishna district[15]
2012 gangu bai Krishna district[16]
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Overseas[17]
2011 Dookudu Overseas[17]
2013 Mirchi Krishna district[18]


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  5. ^ "Sreekaram: First look of Sharwanand's upcoming film unveiled - Times of India". The Times of India.
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  12. ^ "Press Note : Nann Ee in USA & Canada by 14 Reels Entertainment Pvt Ltd through FICUS". 123telugu.com. 1 January 1998. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  13. ^ "Tuniga Tuniga Overseas by 14 Reels through FICUS". 123 Telugu. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  14. ^ A S, Sashidhar. "14 Reels bags Andala Rakshasi overseas rights". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Rebel Distribution rights". Andhra Reporter. Archived from the original on 15 November 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  16. ^ "14 Reels bags CGTR rights for Krishna Dt". The Times of India. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  17. ^ a b "14 Reels bought 'SVSC' Overseas Rights". Supergoodmovies.com. 19 March 2012. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  18. ^ "Prabhas Mirchi Rights Sold For Huge Prices". timesofap.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013.

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