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Pokiri (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 27 April 2006 (USA)
A local killer joins an underworld gang with two intentions: one for earning money and the other, for an intention unknown to everyone else.

Director:

Puri Jagannadh (as Puri Jagannath)

Writers:

Puri Jagannadh (dialogue) (as Puri Jagannath), Puri Jagannadh (screenplay) (as Puri Jagannath) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mahesh Babu ... 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
Ali ... Head Beggar
Venu Madhav Venu Madhav ... Secretary Beggar
Mumait Khan ... Item Number
Sudha Sudha ... Shruti's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ajay Ajay ... Ajay
Ganesh Babu Ganesh Babu
Master Bharath Master Bharath ... Shruti's brother
Isai Isai ... Naik
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu

Release Date:

27 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tapori Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 120,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 366,800,000, 26 January 2011
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ayesha Takia was supposed to play the role of Shruti but declined the role. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Bommarillu (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Devuda Devuda
Sung by Naveen
Composed by Mani Sharma
Lyrics by Ravi Kumar Bhaskarabhatla
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Pokiri has blown up the whole spectrum of commercial cinema once again
14 August 2006 | by mallela_sSee all my reviews

This is an outright commercial film with lot of action and one liners. Mahesh babu proved himself as future of telugu cinema with this film.The story is simple without many twists, which has helped sustain a good screenplay, followed by straight direction. Puri Jagan completely relied on the action genre, judiciously mixing it with commercial elements. His treatment of the dialogues too is neat and response-targeted.Suspense keeps the tempo of the film till the end.very grippy scripting by Puri Jagan.What was Shiva for Nagarjuna is going to be Pokiri for Mahesh. After a long gap I strongly feel telugu directors are coming on top compared to their kollywood counterparts who have dominated the younger minds for a decade almost. young directors like Nagesh Kokinoor,Shekar Kammula,Puri Jagan,VV Vinayak have brought fresh ideas to the screen irrespective of the so called mass or class elements.

over all a very entertaining film.Illenia is simply sexy.


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