Mahesh Babu essayed many roles in his career, however his role as Pandu in Pokiri movie will be forever iconic. Pokiri directed by Puri Jagannadh was released on this day, 15 years ago. Pokiri was a trendsetter in many ways. Pokiri had all the commercial elements for a perfect entertainer. Mahesh Babu’s look as Pandu is one of the most iconic looks in Telugu film industry. Mahesh Babu mesmerized the audience with his mass look. The long hair and street style of Mahesh Babu was emulated by fans and non fans alike.
Puri Jagannadh crafted a gripping action thriller in the form of Pokiri. Additional to the swag Mahesh Babu had as Pandu, his portrayal of an undercover cop Krishna Manohar IPS pleasantly surprised the audience. Pokiri has Evadu kodithe dimma tirigi mind block ayipotadho vade Pandugadu, one of the most iconic dialogues in Tollywood. Mahesh Babu’s performance was loved by audiences and critics alike and he won a Filmfare award for the Best Actor Category. Ileana who played the leading lady shared a sizzling chemistry with Mahesh Babu. While Pokiri is a well knit action packed movie, it had some of the best comedy sequences. The scenes between Brahmanandam and Ali still guarantee to tickle the funny bones.
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Evadu Kodithe Dimma Thirigi Mind Block Avudho Vade Pandu Gadu 👊
15 Years ago on this day Super Star #MaheshBabu and #Ileana's Evergreen Blockbuster #Pokiri Directed by #PuriJagannadh was released.#15YearsForIHPokiri #ManiSharma #TeluguFilmNagar pic.twitter.com/Sa1De0ibF1
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Ashish Vidyarthi shined in his role as a sleazy cop. Every great hero requires a great villain, and that villain was Prakash Raj. His portrayal of Ali Bhai, a mafia don established him as one of the best villains of Tollywood. The songs and background music by Mani Sharma is one of the highlights of the movie. Songs like Devuda, Dole Dole and Chudoddantunna were chartbusters.
Mahesh Babu and Puri Jagannadh created magic through Pokiri. Here is to 15 years of this iconic movie!