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  • NR
  • 2006
  • 2 hr 37 min
  • 8.0  (15,198)

Pokiri is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language action thriller movie directed by Puri Jagannadh. The movie stars Mahesh Babu, Ileana D'Cruz, and Prakash Raj. The movie is an official remake of the 2005 Tamil movie of the same name, which was directed by the original director, who also directed the Telugu version. The movie follows the story of Pandu, played by Mahesh Babu, who works as a thug for a local don, played by Ashish Vidyarthi. He is assigned to kill a policeman named Ali, played by Prakash Raj, who is trying to clean up the city by eradicating all the crime and corruption. But when Pandu meets Shruti, played by Ileana D'Cruz, his life takes a turn for the better, and he decides to leave his life of crime.

The movie has the usual ingredients of a commercial Telugu movie - action, romance, drama, and comedy. But what sets it apart is the way the story is told. The screenplay by Puri Jagannadh is taut and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The dialogues are sharp and witty, and the characters are well-written, making you invest in them emotionally.

Mahesh Babu, who was already an established star at the time, gives an electrifying performance as Pandu. He is a mass hero who oozes charisma and charm, and it's easy to see why he has such a huge fan following. He is equally convincing in the action sequences as he is in the emotional scenes.

Ileana D'Cruz, who made her debut with this movie, is a breath of fresh air. She is gorgeous, charming, and has a natural flair for acting. Her chemistry with Mahesh Babu is crackling, and they make a cute couple. Even though she doesn't have much to do in terms of action, she holds her own in the emotional scenes.

Prakash Raj, who is a renowned actor, delivers yet another stellar performance as Ali. He is menacing, yet vulnerable, and you can't help but sympathize with him. He has some of the best dialogues in the movie, and he delivers them with ease.

The supporting cast, which includes Ashish Vidyarthi, Brahmanandam, and Sayaji Shinde, are all top-notch actors who add value to the movie.

The music by Mani Sharma is catchy, and the songs are picturized well. The background score is also top-notch and adds to the tension of the movie. The cinematography by Shyam K. Naidu is excellent, and the action sequences are choreographed well.

Overall, Pokiri is a must-watch movie for fans of Telugu cinema. It has all the elements of a commercial blockbuster, but it also has a well-written story and well-rounded characters. The performances by the lead actors, especially Mahesh Babu, are top-notch, and the direction by Puri Jagannadh is commendable. If you haven't watched this movie yet, do yourself a favor and watch it. You won't be disappointed.

Pokiri is a 2006 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 37 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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    8.0  (15,198)