Trained by a high profile cop, an encounter specialist masquerading as a Brahmin priest takes on a real estate crime organization after losing his uncle.


Harish Shankar


Harish Shankar (story), Harish Shankar (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Allu Arjun ... Jagannadham Duvvada
Rao Ramesh ... Royyala Naidu
Murli Sharma ... Purushottam
Pooja Hegde ... Pooja
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ananth Ananth
Joy Badlani ... Central Minister
Tanikella Bharani ... Subramaniam Duvvada
Kasi Bhatla Kasi Bhatla
Chandramohan Chandramohan
Devi Charan Devi Charan
Vajja Venkata Giridhar
Jhansi Jhansi
Vennela Kishore ... Vigneshwara Shastry
Roopa Lakshmi Roopa Lakshmi
Pavitra Lokesh Pavitra Lokesh ... (as Pavithra Lokesh)

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A man from an orthodox, protective family is also a secret vigilante who directly kills culprits with the help of a cop as he doesn't believe in prolonged justice system. When his own uncle dies due to land mafia, he sets out to provide justice to all other victims and confronts the real culprit. Written by Soumitra

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The hindi dubbed version was uploaded on YouTube on 19th November 2017 got 50+ million views in less than 15 days by breaking a record, previouly set by Sarrainodu in 42 days also starring Allu Arjun See more »


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Dj is a routine commercial entertainer saved by Pooja Hegde's glamour and Harish's dialogues.
23 June 2017 | by shobanchittuproluSee all my reviews

Dj:Duvvada Jagannadham (2017):

When we buy a ticket for an Allu Arjun film, we known what we sign up for: a popcorn entertainer, nothing more or nothing less. But with Sarrainodu he tried an entire "Oora Mass Role" which may brought him a super hit but critically the movie was panned.So when he teamed up with Harish Shankar,we may not expect a different movie but entertainment is guaranteed at least in parts.So how is the movie?


Dhuvvada Jaganadham(Allu Arjun) is a small time brahmin boy who goes against all odds and helps others. Seeing this quality of his, a high-profile cop(Murali Sharma) asks him to become DJ, a man who fights crime in disguise.This is the same time when Dhuvaada falls in love with Pooja(Pooja Hegde) the daughter of a high profile minister(Posani) involved with yet another crime lord Royyala Naidu(Rao Ramesh) who also operates in disguise.On the other hand, DJ decides to take on Royyala Naidu in his mission but does not know who he is in actual life. Rest of the story is as to how Duvvada Jagannadham alias DJ manages to finish Royyala Naidu.

Plus Points:

1)Pooja Hegde: After a long time,I found an actress in a movie to be a real gorgeous lead.She may have same limited clichéd glamorous role but her glamour is the major pro of the movie.Her bikini show is one of the most eye stunning beauty in Indian Cinema.She matches equal steps with Bunny and her chemistry with the star hero is just awesome.

2)Other Performances: Allu Arjun looks stylish in Dj role.Rao Ramesh emulates his dad, Rao Gopala Rao from Aa Okkati Adakku and does his best.Subba Raju is decent.

3)Gudilo Badilo song: A chart buster already.Visually the song looks ravishing with beautiful locations and neat choreography.

4)Dialogues: Harish has written some genuine funny dialogues which worked most of the time and made a lot of clichéd scenes bearable.Harish Shankar has left his stamp as writer than director. He is known for writing clever punch lines and he has many such here.

Minus Points:

1)Routine story and Screenplay: Dj runs on the same lines of Shankar's Gentleman where a Brahmin Caterer is a secret vigilante (Which is not at all a secret here). But the screenplay is so predictable and clichéd.If not for Harish's dialogues this movie could have been a complete disappointment.

2)Duration: Throughout the movie's run time I have frequently checked my watch.Movie is so much lengthy with no matter at all.

3)Allu Arjun as Brahmin guy: Allu Arjun severely tried to be a Brahmin guy as naturally as possible.But we can clearly see that he is trying to,so he definitely didn't give his best output.

So,Dj is a routine commercial entertainer saved by Pooja Hegde's glamour,Harish's dialogues.

My rating 5.5/10

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