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Pokiri (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, 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 #167 | 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


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 | Crime | Thriller


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This movie helped mahesh, puri Jagan and Ileana to rise to superstardom See more »


Ali Bhai's Assistant: Do you know how to use a gun? You are playing with it as if you know how to use it.
Pandu: Aren't we watching them in movies.
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Remade as Porki (2010) See more »


Devuda Devuda
Sung by Naveen
Composed by Mani Sharma
Lyrics by Ravi Kumar Bhaskarabhatla
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Mahesh Babu's Best
26 June 2011 | by sharansrinivas-gSee all my reviews

Pokiri is like a saving grace for Mahesh Babu. If you want to see one film which will define an actor, Pokiri is the film for Mahesh. It's got action, humor and emotions that all count. His stunts, style and enigma sprinkle magic on the viewers. But, Puri Jagannath also gives us a good lineup of stars that include Prakash Raj, Nasser, Ashish Vidyarthi and Ileana.

In films like these, the female lead is supposed to be a stupid female who has nothing else to do other than romance the hero. But, Ileana's character has a story for herself and she plays her role suavely. The film also offers extensive story lines to several other characters. Prakash Raj explains how famous he is; Ashish Vidyarthi sees a connection between his wife and concubine; Nasser has a will of his own, and Mahesh incredibly fits in as the guy for the job.

With Mani Sharma's crackling soundtrack, Pokiri is a fine action flick which you can watch over and over. Dole Dole anybody?

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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)

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Technical Specs


Color (Technicolor)| Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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