15 Years for Pokiri: Mahesh Babu and Puri Jagannadh’s all-time classic is a winner in every true sense

Action, songs, emotions, comedy, stellar performances, you name it Pokiri has it. The Mahesh Babu starrer was a smashing box office success which is loved by his fans and common audiences alike. It has already been 15 years since the release of the Puri Jaganannadh directorial which is regarded one of the all-time classics of Tollywood. Here’s a trip down the memory lane.
Written By Sathvik SV | Updated: April 28, 2021 14:45 IST
15 Years for Pokiri: Mahesh Babu and Puri Jagannadh’s all-time classic is a winner in every true sense

Interestingly enough, Pokiri got off to a rather subdued start at the box office but it wasn’t long before the film gained momentum and went on to post unprecedented numbers at the ticket counters. Mahesh Babu’s trademark screen presence and mannerisms, Puri Jagannadh’s winning storyline and racy screenplay, Mani Sharma’s chartbuster album, and excellent performances from the rest of the lead and support cast contributed to the tremendous success of the actioner.

 
Reports suggest Pokiri emerged as an industry hit as it minted the highest collections for any Telugu film up until then. The film celebrated 100 days in 200 centers and 175 days in 63 centers which again is a national record. Pokiri surpassed the total of collections of Rajnikanth’s Chandramukhi to emerge as the highest-grossing South Indian film at that point in time.
 
Cut to now, social media is abuzz with trends related to “15 years for Pokiri” as Mahesh’s fans celebrate the joyous occasion.


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