Mahesh Babu's Industry hit 'Pokiri' completes 10 YearsMay 17, 2016 10:52 AM
Exactly ten years back a movie took the Tollywood box-office by storm. A film, which released amid normal expectations, went on to become an Industry hit and created many records. The film is 'Pokiri' and this film, released on 28th April, 2006, created history.
This Puri Jagannadh directorial catapulted Mahesh Babu to stardom and the Prince turned Superstar. The dialogues were a big hit with the youth and the mass audiences. Even now we hear someone mouthing the dialogue "Evadu Kodithe Dhimma Tirigi Mind block avuthundho". Mahesh Babu had shown his other side in this movie. His body language and mannerism were emulated by fans.
Surprisingly the film opened to mixed talk. But the shocking climax and the positive word of mouth made the film one of the biggest hits in the history of Telugu cinema.
The film completed 50 days in 299 centers, 100 days in 200 centers and 175 days in 63 centers, which is all time record. The film also created records regarding the collections. The film's leading lady Ileana also became one of the most sought after actresses in South with this movie. The music was composed by Mani Sharma. The film was jointly produced by Puri and Mahesh Babu's sister Manjula.