Puri Jagannadh

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Puri Jagannadh(పూరి జగన్నాధ్)
Purijagannadh.jpg
Born Puri Jagannadh
(1966-09-28) 28 September 1966 (age 51)
Kothapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India[1]
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Other names Jagan
Occupation Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Story-Writer
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Lavanya
Children 3
Relatives Sairam Shankar (brother)
Website purijagan.com

Puri Jagannadh'[2] (born 28 September 1966) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, who works primarily in the Telugu cinema. He is a three-time Nandi Award recipient. In 2006 he directed Pokiri, premiered at the 7th IIFA Film Festival held in Dubai. The film was later remade into several Indian Languages, and catapulted Puri to national recognition.[3] He made his Bollywood debut in 2004, with the film Shart: The Challenge. In 2011, he directed Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap, which was archived in the Oscar library.[4]

He produces films under his production companies, Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies and Vaishno Academy. He also owns a music company called as Puri Sangeet.[5] Other box office hits that he directed include, Badri,[6] Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Appu, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Sivamani, Pokiri, Desamuduru, Golimaar, Businessman, Iddarammayilatho, Heart Attack and Temper.

In 2017, as part of the ongoing investigation on drug trafficking in Hyderabad, Puri was interviewed on July 19, 2017 by the Special Investigation Team of the Telangana Prohibition and Excise Department headed by Akun Sabharwal. After the probing for 10 hours, Puri stated that he has fully co-operated with the team in their investigation.[7]

Biography

Petla was born in a Telugu-speaking Hindu Velama family in Pithapuram, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. His native village is Bapiraju Kothapalli, Narsipatnam, Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. He studied at St. Theresa R.C.M. high school in Pedaboddepalli. Petla is his family name, Puri Jagannath is his given name, which is in honor of the Lord Jagannath Temple of Puri. He started his career as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma for several Telugu films.[8] His Telugu directorial debut, Badri was a blockbuster, starring Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, along with Renu Desai, Prakash Raj, and Amisha Patel in supporting roles. He is a good friend to actor Ravi Teja who starred in his blockbuster films like Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot. He has also worked in Kannada industry and introduced Puneeth Rajkumar. In 2011 he worked with Amitabh bachchan.[9]

Filmography

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Producer Story Screenplay Dialogues
2000 Badri Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2000 Bachi Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2001 Yuvaraja Yes Kannada Remake of Telugu film Thammudu with Shiva Rajkumar
2001 Itlu Sravani Subramanyam Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2002 Appu Yes Yes Yes Kannada Introduced Puneeth Rajkumar in Rajkumar banner.
2002 Idiot Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Remake of Appu
2003 Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer
2003 Sivamani Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2004 Andhrawala Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2004 Shart: The Challenge Yes Yes Yes Hindi Remake of Badri
2004 143 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2005 Super Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2006 Pokiri Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
Santosham Best Director Award
Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film
2007 Desamuduru Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2007 Hello Premistara Yes Telugu
2007 Chirutha Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2007 Pokkiri Yes Tamil Remake of Pokiri
2008 Bujjigadu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2008 Neninthe Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer
2009 Ek Niranjan Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2009 Wanted Yes Hindi Remake of Pokiri
2010 Golimaar Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2010 Porki Yes Kannada Remake of Pokiri
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu Also actor
2011 Nenu Naa Rakshasi Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Yes Yes Yes Hindi Main lead Amitabh bachchan
2012 Businessman Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Santosham Best Director Award
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director

Cameo appearance

2012 Devudu Chesina Manushulu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2012 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2013 Iddarammayilatho Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2013 Boss: Born to Rule Yes Bengali
2014 Heart Attack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2014 Romeo Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2015 Temper Yes Yes Yes Telugu Also actor
2015 Jyothy Lakshmi Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2015 Loafer Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2016 Ism Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Also actor
2017 Rogue Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu and Kannada
2017 Paisa Vasool Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Balakrishna's 101th Film

Collaborations

With actors (on screen)

Collaborator Badri
(2000)
Bachi
(2000)
Itlu Sravani Subramanyam
(2001)
Idiot
(2002)
APPU
(2002)
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
(2003)
Shivamani
(2003)
Andhrawala
(2004)
143
(2004)
Shart: The Challenge
(2004)
Super
(2005)
Pokiri
(2006)
Desamuduru
(2007)
Chirutha
(2007)
Bujjigadu
(2008)
Neninthe
(2008)
Ek Niranjan
(2009)
Golimaar
(2010)
Nenu Naa Rakshasi
(2011)
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
(2011)
Businessman
(2012)
Devudu Chesina Manushulu
(2012)
CGR
(2012)
Iddarammayilatho
(2013)
Romeo
(2013)
Heart Attack
(2014)
Temper
(2015)
Jyothi Lakshmi
(2015)
Loafer
(2015)
Ism
(2016)
Rogue
(2017)
Total
Ravi Teja Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Pawan Kalyan Yes Yes 2
Mahesh Babu Yes Yes 2
Nagarjuna Yes Yes 2
Allu Arjun Yes Yes 2
Charmy Kaur Yes Yes 2
Jr. NTR Yes Yes 2
Prabhas Yes Yes 2
Ileana D'Cruz Yes Yes Yes 3
Ali Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 22
Prakash Raj Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 20
Sairam Shankar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Sonu Sood Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Brahmaji Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Mumaith Khan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Brahmanandam Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
Subbaraju Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 13

With crew (off screen)

Collaborator Badri
(2000)
Bachi
(2000)
Itlu Sravani Subramanyam
(2001)
Idiot
(2002)
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
(2003)
Shivamani
(2003)
Andhrawala
(2004)
143
(2004)
Super
(2005)
Pokiri
(2006)
Desamuduru
(2007)
Chirutha
(2007)
Bujjigadu
(2008)
Neninthe
(2008)
Ek Niranjan
(2009)
Golimaar
(2010)
Nenu Naa Rakshasi
(2011)
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
(2011)
Businessman
(2012)
Devudu Chesina Manushulu
(2012)
Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu
(2012)
Iddarammayilatho
(2013)
Heart Attack
(2014)
Temper
(2015)
Jyothi Lakshmi Total
Shyam K. Naidu
(Cinematographer)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 17
Amol Rathod
(Cinematographer)
Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Chakri
(Music Director)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
Mani Sharma
(Music Director)
Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Sandeep Chowta
(Music Director)
Yes Yes 2
Anup Ruben
(Music Director)
Yes Yes 2
Marthand K. Venkatesh
(Editor)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 13
S. R. Shekar
(Editor)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
M. R. Varma
(Editor)
Yes Yes Yes 3
Chinna

(Art Director)

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References

  1. ^ "CineGoer.com - Interview With Puri Jagannath". Archived from the original on 2 February 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Yes, I was in depression: Puri Jagannath – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (23 April 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ "IIFA to showcase South films in Dubai". 13 January 2009. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Oscar Academy asks Big B for 'Bbuddah...' script – Yahoo! News India Archived 14 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. In.news.yahoo.com (29 July 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  5. ^ Arts / Cinema : Fanboy Bachchanalia Archived 6 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. The Hindu (2 July 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Puri Jagannadh - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos | BookMyShow". BookMyShow. Retrieved 2017-08-03. 
  7. ^ "SIT probing drug racket grills Tollywood director Puri Jagannath for ten hours". Deccan Herald. 
  8. ^ It’s Krishnavamsi versus Puri Jagannath this week Archived 2 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Entertainment.oneindia.in (9 October 2009). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  9. ^ Raviteja – Interviews in Telugu Movies Archived 7 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Totaltollywood.com. Retrieved on 15 February 2014.

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External links

  • Puri Jagannadh on IMDb
  • * Puri Jagannadh Movies
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