Pokiri (2006)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 44 mins

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Pandu is a killer for hire, willing to accept any contract, as long as 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. What is the true identity of this mercenary?
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Cast: Ileana D'Cruz, Mahesh Babu

Crew: Puri Jagannadh (Director), Shyam K Naidu (Director of Photography), Mani Sharma (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 28 Apr 2006 (India)

Telugu Name: పొకిరి

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Did you know? Pokiri ran for more than 500 days at a theater in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. Read More
Best movie of Mahesh Babu

Mahesh's performance was literally awesome and his punch dialogues are outstanding plus the music is the biggest plus.
Overall Mahesh's best performance

as Shruti
as Pandu
Supporting Actor
as Head Beggar
as Inspector Pasupathi
as Shruti's brother
as Item Number
as Surya Narayana
Supporting Actor
as Ali Bhai
Supporting Actor
as Police Commissioner
as Shruti's mother
as Secretary Beggar






Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography





Stunt Director
Film Type:
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Music Label: Aditya Music

Music Director: Mani Sharma
Playback Singer: Naveen Sajju

Music Director: Mani Sharma
Lyricist: Vishwa

Music Director: Mani Sharma
Lyricist: Kandi Konda

Music Director: Mani Sharma
Lyricist: Kandi Konda
Movie Connection(s):
Reference: Oy! (Telugu)
Remade as: Pokkiri (Tamil)
Remade as: Wanted (Hindi)
Remade as: Porki (Kannada)
Filming Locations:
The movie was screened at the IIFA film festival held in Dubai in 2006.

After the film's tremendous impact on commercial cinema, it was remade in multiple languages, in Tamil as 'Pokkiri' (2007) directed by Prabhu Deva and in Hindi cinema as 'Wanted' (2009). It was again remade in Kannada cinema as 'Porki' (2010). It was dubbed in Hindi as 'Tapoori Wanted'.

Pokiri ran for more than 500 days at a theater in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

Pokiri was one of the highest grossers in the Indian film industry for 2006.

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

The last stunt sequence in the climax was shot over 10 days.

Ayesha Takia was supposed to play the role of Shruti but declined the role.

Mahesh Babu's sister Manjula co-produced this film.

Mahesh Babu's other movie Sainikudu was stalled to complete the shooting of this film even though he signed the former first.