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Pokiri (2006)

A local killer joins an underworld gang with two intentions: one for earning money and the other, for an intention unknown to everyone else.

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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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 400,000,000, 31 December 2006
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Police Inspector: He is right next to me. If I kill him, how much will you give?
Ali: Have you ever seen anybody give you 1 crore?
Police Inspector: No
Ali: I'll give you 5 crores. Kill him!
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Soundtracks

Ippatikinka
Sung by Murli and Suchitra
Composed by Mani Sharma
Lyrics by Ravi Kumar Bhaskarabhatla
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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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