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Pokiri (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 27 April 2006 (USA)
A local goon's killer instincts earn him his girlfriend's disapproval, a corrupt cop's enmity and a wanted don's attention.


Puri Jagannadh


Puri Jagannadh (dialogue), Puri Jagannadh (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Top Rated Indian Movies #162 | 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Mahesh Babu ... Krishna Manohar IPS 'Pandu' (as Prince Mahesh Babu)
Ileana D'Cruz ... Shruti
Prakash Raj ... Ali Bhai
Nassar ... Surya Narayana (as Nasser)
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Inspector Pasupathi
Sayaji Shinde ... Police Commissioner
Brahmanandam ... Brahmy SE
Ajay ... Ajay
Sudha Sudha ... Shruti's mother
Master Bharath Master Bharath ... Shruti's brother
Ali ... Head Beggar
Venu Madhav ... Secretary Beggar
Mumait Khan ... Dancer in the song 'Ippatikinka'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ganesh Babu Ganesh Babu
Isai Isai ... Naik

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Pandu is a killer for hire, and will accept any contract provided the amount is right. The Police want him for questioning, while the underworld needs him to silence their opponents. No one really knows this assassin's background. It is only Pandu who knows his real identity and he has no intention of sharing it with anyone. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Thriller


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Ayesha Takia was supposed to play the role of Shruti but declined the role. Later she played the lead female in its Hindi remake Wanted in 2009. See more »


Pandu: Once I commit to something, I will not back-off.
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Referenced in Oy! (2009) See more »


Gala Gala
Sung by Nihal
Composed by Mani Sharma
Lyrics by Kandikonda
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User Reviews

One great movie!
22 March 2008 | by Saisailu97See all my reviews

I think that is the best movie made so far in Tollywood.the actor and actress are very talented,the songs are excellent,the story is good and the fights are very realistic.It has won many awards.It has also rewrote 70 years of Telugu film history.It is basically about a cop Krishna Manohar (Mahesh Babu) undercover as a criminal(as Pandu),who pretends as he is a part of the mafia to catch the villains.The leader of the mafia is Ali Bhai (Prakash Raj).Meanwhile he falls in love with Shruti(Ileana D'Cruz) who is being tortured by a corrupt police officer (Ashish Vidyarthi) who happens to be a part of the mafia.If you haven't watched it yet,I would definitely recommend that you watch it as soon as possible.It is a really good movie

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Release Date:

27 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tapori Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Box Office


INR120,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Color (Technicolor)| Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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