Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||A. Kodandarami Reddy|
|Produced by||A. Venkat Rami Reddy|
|Written by||Paruchuri Brothers|
|Screenplay by||A. Kodandarami Reddy|
|Story by||David Dhawan|
|Edited by||Marthand K. Venkatesh|
L V S Productions
Pokiri Raja is a 1995 Indian Telugu-language action film, produced by A. Venkat Rami Reddy under L V S Productions and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. It stars Venkatesh, Roja, Pratibha Sinha, Ali with music by Raj-Koti. Venkatesh played a double role in the film. It was a remake of the Hindi film Aankhen which was inspired from Kannada film Kittu Puttu which itself was based on Tamil film Anubavi Raja Anubavi. The film was Average at the box office.
The story begins with the arrest of international stock market broker Ashok Kumar (K. Ashok Kumar), who has cheated the public of ₹2000 crores, the court decides to keep him under the supervision of Chief Minister (Sarath Babu). A mafia gang leader Vicky (Mohan Raj) plans to help Ashok Kumar escape from jail, by doing plastic surgery to his younger brother Bhadram (again Sarath Babu), to look like the CM.
Simultaneously, a rich industrialist Ananda Rao Naidu (Satyanarayana) is always having problems with his mischievous son Chanti (Venkatesh) and nephew Nani (Ali). The two are notorious slackers, always up to no good, and involved in elaborate practical jokes, they fall in love with Prathiba (Pratibha Sinha) and Nikita (Subhashri). It comes to Ananda Rao's attention that his son and nephew have been lying to him about their college grades in studies and sports. As a result, they are kicked out of college and ultimately from their home.
Later, they protect the CM's son from an accident and the CM invites them for coffee, at the same time Vicky plans an attack on the CM in which his wife and son die and the CM is injured. Chanti and Nani follow them and come to know everything regarding their plan, in the attack Nani escapes, but Chanti disappears, presumed dead, Nani gets involved with a conspiracy to kill Chanti and he is arrested. At the same time, the gangsters change CM from the hospital and replace him with their duplicate.
Meanwhile, in a small Indian village, Narasimha (again Satyanarayana), twin brother of Ananda Rao Naidu, who was separated in childhood, his son Balaraju (again Venkatesh) Chanti's identical cousin arrives in town with his fiancée Chandra Mukhi (Roja). At the same time, Chanti also found alive, both of them get exchanged which leads to hilarious misunderstandings and the remaining story is about who protects the CM in the climax.
- Venkatesh as Chanti & Balaraju (Dual role)
- Roja as Chandramukhi (Voice dubbed by Roja Ramani )
- Pratibha Sinha as Pratibha (Voice dubbed by Shilpa)
- Ali as Nani
- Satyanarayana as Ananda Rao Naidu & Narasimha (Dual role)
- Brahmanandam as Raja
- Sarath Babu as CM & Brahmam (Dual role)
- Tanikella Bharani as Inspector Prem Chand
- Mohan Raj as Vicky
- K. Ashok Kumar as Ashok Kumar
- Chalapathi Rao as DCP
- Maharshi Raghava as Ashok Kumar's brother
- Vidyasagar as Security officer
- Chitti Babu as Lecturer
- Gundu Hanumantha Rao as Thief
- Ananth Babu as Thief
- Chitti Babu as Lecturer
- Gautam Raju
- Sarathi as Principal
- K. K. Sharma
- Kallu Chidambaram as Thief
- Ironleg Sastri as Raja's father
- Jenny as Lecturer
- Subhashri as Nikitha
- Sudha as CM's wife
- Jyothi Lakshmi as Kanya Kumari
- Radha Kumari as Ananda Naidu's sister
- Vichithra as Chitra
- Telangana Shakuntala as Ramulamma
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Music composed by Raj-Koti. Music released on SMARL SOURABH Audio Company.
|1.||"O Erra Tolu Pilla"||Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara Rao||SP Balu, Chitra||5:00|
|2.||"Oye Oye Rangula"||Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry||SP Balu, Chitra||5:32|
|3.||"Kottandayya"||Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry||SP Balu||5:21|
|4.||"Kalaga Vachinavu"||Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry||SP Balu, Chitra||5:04|
|5.||"Okkokka Vana Chukka"||Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry||SP Balu, Chitra||5:07|
|6.||"Gampa Kinda Kodi Petta"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Chitra||5:16|
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