Ordered by his boss to take out a former gang member who has switched sides, a hitman takes the rival gang leader's son hostage, unaware of the violent mayhem his own boss' son will ignite.




Vishnuvardhan (story), Rahul Koda (screenplay) | 4 more credits »





Credited cast:
Pawan Kalyan ... Jai
Sarah Jane Dias ... Sandya (as Sarah-Jane Dias)
Anjali Lavania Anjali Lavania ... Janvi
Jackie Shroff ... Bhagvan
Atul Kulkarni ... Kulkarni
Brahmanandam ... Paparayudu
Ali ... Chotu
Subbaraju Subbaraju ... Ashok
Adivi Sesh ... Munna
Jhansi Jhansi ... Laxmi
Tanikella Bharani ... Guruvayya
Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri ... Sabhapathi
Sampath Raj ... Sampath (as Sampath)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joy Badlani ... Rahul
Dayanand Reddy ... Narsing

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Jai, an orphan, is taken in and nurtured into a hitman by a gangster named Bhagwan. When not busy kicking the hell out of rival gangs, he escapes his lovelorn life by running a nursery with his pal Chotu. Meanwhile, Jai runs into a Greenpeace activist Sandhya and sparks fly between the duo. When Jai couldn't bear Munna's manic activities, he confronts him. Bhagawan, father of Munna is enraged and is hell bent on revenge. An ultimate face-off between loyalty and morals ensues. Written by FilmSchool Reject

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Power is rising. New era is near. Wait has ended.


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The film's audio was launched in the indoor stadium of Gachibowli, Hyderabad on the night of 19 November 2011. See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Jai: I promised to be a shadow of humans, not sadists.
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Crazy Credits

The title track is played three times in the film: after the hero's intro, at the end and during the end credits (without visuals). See more »

Alternate Versions

The video release was also cut; it received a U/A certificate after a number of cuts in strong violence and reduction in the duration of some intense action sequences. See more »


Referenced in Aadhi Bhagavan (2013) See more »


Lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry
Performed by Hemachandra Vedala, Sathyan, Pawan Kalyan, Brahmanandam
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Pawan Kalyan Back With Panjaa !
10 December 2011 | by nisarcrazyuSee all my reviews

Story :

Jai(Pawan Kalyan) is a Trust Worthy Hit-man to Bhagwan (Jackie Shroff) Who Takes Cares of Jai From his Childhood. Munna (Sesh Adivi) is The Only Son Of Bhagawan Who Loves him the most and Wants him To Get No Harm From Any others. Munna is a reckless Sadist who Cares Nobody. Jai gets attention of Sandhya (Sara Jane Dias) who is a Environment Tree Lover. Later Jaidev Gets a Situation due to Munna and Bhagawan Gives Order to Kill Jai(PK). Rest of the story is all about The Situation what Jai(PK) into.

Artist Performances :

Pawan Kalyan's Super Cool Beard Look Wid Awesome Set of Suits and Good Costumes Make Him Look Ultimate cool. His Performance is Extra Ordinary as Hit-man Character. Sara Jane Dias Looks cool in Classic Dresses and Has Done Part Very Well. Anjali Lavania is Good and Sexy in her Little Role which Suited her Well. Adivi Sesh's Acting is Perfect as a Sadistic guy. Brahmanandam is good as Papa Rayudu and gave some little laughs. Ali as PK's Assistant and Friend Does his Part Very well. Jackie Shroff Shows his Acting Skills And Makes Justice to his role. Atul Kulakarni, Tanikella Bharani, Subbaraju, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao and Jhansi all Are Perfect Fit For Their Roles.

Plus Points Of The Film :

Pawan Kalyan Is Super Cool in His New Beard Look,Stylish Suits And Awesome Fights. Top Class Fights all over the movie and Stylised Interesting First Half. BackGround Score is Too Good.

Minus Points Of The Film :

Slow Screenplay Narration Looses The Interest From The Second Half. Some Little Rambles in the Story ( These Hardly Noticeable Like Character of Tanikella Bharani).All Songs Were Chopped as Bit Songs.That is Truly not Acceptable.

Overall Analysis :

All People Were Saying that the Storyline is Just like BALU. Who Ever Says Just Slap him and Say "If he is Playing a Role Below a Don Doesn't Mean That This is a Balu Again". Panja is Ultimate Stylish Cool Movie Which is Wasted in the Second Half due to Slow Narration That Looses The Grip Of Story. This Movie Will Work out at Multiplex's And A Class Areas. Pawan Kalyan Fans Will Be Happy. So Go Widout Any Expectations and Take Out the BALU sensation From Ur Mind so That U can Watch the Movie without any Other Secondary Thoughts. I Would Say Panjaa is Above Average. Not a Blockbuster though.

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Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kolkata, West Bengal, India See more »

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2.35 : 1
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