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Panjaa (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 9 December 2011 (USA)
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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
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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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 theatrical was cut; it received an A certificate after specific cuts in violence, language, drug usage, body exposure and alcohol display were made. See more »


Referenced in Aadhi Bhagavan (2013) See more »


Lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry
Performed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
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User Reviews

Panjaa Strikes!
11 December 2011 | by shreyash015See all my reviews

Pawan Kalyan ever since his debut has been an icon for many people. Every movie of his has something different. Panjaa directed by Vishnu Vardhan is an extremely slick and stylish entertainer. Never before seen action sequences and cinematography can be observed in the movie. All actors including the new faces like Sarah Jane, Anjali Lavania and Advi Sesh have done extremely well by fitting into their characters perfectly. All though movie is a one man show with Pawan Kalyan sporting a new look and extremely stylish costumes. All video songs have been shot impressively well. The title track is the one to watch out for. Pawan Kalyan shaking his leg to it makes it all the more awesome.

Music director Yuvan deserves appreciation for amazing notes and background score in the movie. All though there was immense hype before the release of the movie, Panjaa has well enough stood the ground and stood up to the expectations. The movie is a feast for Power Star Pawan Kalyan fans. Movie lovers will love the high technical standards of the movie. Overall the movie is an extremely stylish and well directed movie. Do not miss watching it to see how the technical standards in Telugu cinema have risen. Also glad that Pawan Kalyan is back with a blockbuster.

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Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Когти See more »

Filming Locations:

Kolkata, West Bengal, India See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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