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As Liger roars its way to the big screen, check out these popular Puri Jagannadh directorials

Liger stars Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday,Ramya Krishna, and Ronit Roy in pivotal roles.

As Liger roars its way to the big screen, check out these popular Puri Jagannadh directorials

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Last Updated: 01.39 PM, Aug 25, 2022


After a long wait, Puri Jagannadh’s highly anticipated sports drama, Liger finally roared its way onto the big screen. The film saw Vijay Deverakonda take on the helm of the titular MMA fighter, sharing the screen with a stellar cast rounded off by Ananya Panday,Ramya Krishna, and Ronit Roy. The fact that the film boasts of a cameo appearance from legendary boxer Mike Tyson in his Indian cinema debut, also added to the excitement of fans.

Going by the promos, the film promises audiences all the makings of a classic Puri Jagannadh entertainer, with the action, drama and everything else fans expect. Before catching Vijay in action in Liger, here are a few other Puri Jagannadh directorials that fans should not miss out on.

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Puri made his directorial debut in style, with the 2000 film Badri. The film follows the story of Badhrinath, whose attempts to appease his ladylove Vennela leads him to cross paths with another charming young woman named Sarayu. What started as a harmless challenge turns into something more, as Badri finds himself torn between the two women. The Telugu film, starring Pawan Kalyan, Amisha Patel and Renu Desai, was remade in Hindi as Shart: The Challenge.
Itlu Sravani Subramanyam
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This 2001 Telugu film revolves around a love story which starts in the strangest of ways. When two strangers, Sravani and Subramanyam, decide to commit suicide due to a host of problems in their lives, fate intervenes and foils their plans. What should have been the end of their lives lead to new beginnings for the two, who start to fall for each other. The film stars Ravi Teja, Tanu Roy and Sheen in lead roles, and marks the onscreen debut of the latter two. The film was remade in Tamil as Thavam.
Idiot revolves around yet another quirky love story. Attacked by a gang and left to die, Chantigadu is rescued from the brink of death by a kindhearted mystery woman. His rescuer leaves before he gains consciousness, and Chantigadu sets off on a mission to find her. But when he does, their love story is anything but smooth. The second collaboration between Ravi Teja and Puri after Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, the film also features Rakshita as the female lead.
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One of the most popular films in Puri’s filmography, this Mahesh Babu starrer follows the story of a local thug named Pandu, who earns a place among a mafia gang with his tenacity. When he falls in love with a young woman named Shruti, he goes out of his way to protect her from an evil policeman, hell bent on making her his own. The film also features Ileana D'Cruz and Prakash Raj in pivotal roles. The film was remade in Tamil, Hindi and Kannada as Pokkiri, Wanted and Porki.
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap
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This 2011 film marked Puri’s second Bollywood directorial. The quirky action comedy film revolves around the tale of Vijju, an elderly, quick tempered hitman who refuses to accept his age and decides to do one last job before hanging up his gun. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sonu Sood, and Prakash Raj in the lead roles.