Happy Birthday Puri Jagannadh: Watch these blockbuster movies of the star director
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Happy Birthday Puri Jagannadh: Watch these blockbuster movies of the star director
Alfred Francis
Sep 28, 2021

Puri Jagannadh made a grand entry to Tollywood with his debut movie Badri starring Pawan Kalyan and Amisha Patel. Following the overwhelming success that Badri received, Puri Jagannadh became synonymous with mass action movies, delivering back to back hits in the Telugu movie industry. Two decades after his debut, Puri Jagannadh is still one of the most sought after directors in Tollywood with actors waiting for his calls and fans waiting for their favourite star to collaborate with the director for a guaranteed hit.

The star director is currently helming the Vijay Devarakonda starring movie Liger in which Mike Tyson will also make a guest appearance.

On his 55th birthday, OTTplay recommends some handpicked movies of the Telugu director for your binge-watch:

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Puri Jagannadh’s debut movie starring Pawan Kalyan as Badri, an ad agency director in a relationship with Vennela who leads a carefree life. Conflicts arise when his girlfriend asks him to prove his love by pursuing a simple and docile Sarayu who is the dear sister of Nanda, played by Prakash Raj. The movie became a big hit and launched Puri Jagannadh’s career with a bang.
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The movie stars Ravi Teja in the lead role as Chantigadu, a fun-loving son of a police constable who falls in love with Rakshita, the daughter of a police commissioner. The couple faces several difficulties due to differences in their social statuses and Chantigadu's carefree attitude. How the couple manages to unite despite the struggles form the crux of the movie. The movie became a big hit in Andhra and ran in over 30 theatres for over 100 days.
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The movie does not need an introduction. Starring Mahesh Babu and Ilena D’Cruz in lead roles, the movie dealt with the story of a local rowdy who falls in love with a girl. He is stalked by a corrupt police officer and also has to deal with a ruthless gangster who demands his loyalty. The movie became a blockbuster commercial hit and the box office collection was left unrivalled for three years. It was also remade in Tamil as Pokkiri starring Vijay, in Hindi as Wanted, starring Salman Khan and in Kannada as Porki.
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Starring Ram Charan and Neha Sharma in lead roles, Chirutha is a revenge saga of a young man whose parents were wrongly killed by a ruthless gangster. The movie became noticed for its stunt choreography and marked the debut of actors Ram Charan and Neha Sharma.
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Starring Ravi Teja in the lead role as a struggling assistant director while also protecting his love from the local goon, the movie opened to a lukewarm reception and was considered a commercial failure until it won three Nandi awards. The movie later gained cult status and is still considered a TRP topper.
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Starring Jr.Ntr and Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles, the movie narrates the story of Daya, a reformed police officer who realises the consequences of his corrupt practices and take the responsibilities he forsakes. The movie was a commercial success and was remade in Tamil as Ayogya and in Hindi as Simmba starring Ranveer Singh.

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