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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

First Telugu movie to run successfully for 100 days in Chennai. See more »

Quotes

Brahmy: Take this 50 paise coin and celebrate a festival.
Head Beggar: What festival should I celebrate? Sankranthi, Ramzan, Christmas? Atleast I won't even get a condom out of this.
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Connections

Remade as Pokkiri (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Choododdu
Sung by Karthik
Composed by Mani Sharma
Lyrics by Ravi Kumar Bhaskarabhatla
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great movie but not original :(
18 August 2008 | by v-sriram-1See all my reviews

One great movie with wonderful dialogues, great performances, superb songs and nice screenplay but still can't digest the fact that it has been copied from some French movie.

I just happened to browse through some videos in youtube and realized that the hit song devudaa is copied from Ricky Martin's song and when I was browsing related videos I found that this is a straight lift from Banlieue 13.

Still all credit to director and Mahesh for such a great display. It has raised Mahesh to next level and people see him as the only guy who can reach to the heights of Chiru


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