Duvvada Jagannadham

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Duvvada Jagannadham
DJ film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byHarish Shankar
Produced byDil Raju
Written byHarish Shankar
Screenplay byRamesh Reddy
Sathish Vegnesha
Story byHarish Shankar
StarringAllu Arjun
Pooja Hegde
Rao Ramesh
Tanikella Bharani
Vennela Kishore
Murali Sharma
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyAyananka Bose
Sushil Choudhary
Edited byChota K Prasad
Release date
  • 23 June 2017 (2017-06-23)
Running time
156 minutes
Budget50 crore[1]
Box officeest. 115.10 crore[1]

Duvvada Jagannadham or DJ is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language vigilante-action comedy film written and directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film stars Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde. Devi Sri Prasad composed the film's music while Ayananka Bose handled the cinematography.

Principal photography commenced in August 2016 in Hyderabad.[2] The production crew also chose Abu Dhabi as a filming location,[3] as they would benefit from the Emirate's 30% film production rebate.[4]

The film grossed approximately 115.10 crore in its theatrical run.[1]


Duvvada Jagannadham Shastri (Allu Arjun) is a cook, working as a caterer in Vijayawada along with his family.Jagannatham rescues a high-profile cop (Murali Sharma) from the attack of a crime mafia in Hyderabad. Seeing the quality of a rebellion in the priest, and his sharp shooting skills, the cop trains the priest to become DJ, an undercover officer who fights crime in disguise of a Brahmin priest. Jagannadham falls in love with Pooja (Pooja Hegde) the daughter of a corrupt home minister (Posani Krishna Murali) involved with yet another real estate crime lord Royyala Naidu (Rao Ramesh) who operates Naidu Industries, and Agro Diamond Financing company in disguise. On the other hand, DJ decides to take on Royyala Naidu in his mission but does not know who he is in actual life. Rest of the story is as how Duvvada Jagannadham uses Royyala Naidu's son Royyala Avinash (Subbaraju) who suffers with Histrionic personality disorder, and through him DJ destroys Royyala Naidu's corrupt business empire, thereby rescuing Agro Diamond scam victims.



Initially Shruti Haasan and Kajal Aggarwal were approached to play the lead actress, but Pooja Hegde was finalised for that role.[6]

The film team placed a statue of Lord Shiva in Chennakeshava Temple in Belur. This is against the custom and tradition of the temple, and was opposed by the temple priests.[7] The film team obtained permission from the Department of History and Archaeology for the shoot and resumed it.[8] The film completed the shooting of major action episodes at the aluminum factory in Hyderabad on 21 April 2017.


Duvvada Jagannadham
Soundtrack album by
Released22 May 2017
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Rarandoi Veduka Chudham
Duvvada Jagannadham
Jaya Janaki Nayaka

The Music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad and Released by Aditya Music.

1."DJ Saranam Bhaje Bhaje"Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara RaoVijay Prakash, Chorus04:20
2."Gadilo Badilo Madilo"SahithiK.S.Chitra, M. L. R. Karthikeyan04:24
3."Mecchuko"Sri ManiNakash Aziz04:20
4."Seeti Maar"BalajiJaspreet Jasz, Rita04:10
5."Box Baddhalai Poyi"Bhaskara BhatlaSagar, Geetha Madhuri03:33
Total length:20:47


The film's release was originally scheduled for 19 May 2017,[9] but was postponed to 23 June 2017.[10]


Filmfare Awards

Zee Telugu Cine Awards

Category Nominee Result
Best Director Harish Shankar Nominated
Favourite Hero of the Year Allu Arjun Won
Favourite Heroine of the Year Pooja Hegde Won
Best Actor in Negative Role Rao Ramesh Won
Best Music Director Devi Sri Prasad Won
Best Male Singer Jaspreet Jasz (song-"Seeti Maar") Nominated
Best Dialogue Harish Shankar Nominated
Best Choreography Sekhar Master Nominated
Best Cinematographer Ayananka Bose Nominated
Best Costume Designer Subarna Rai Nominated


  1. ^ a b c Hooli, Shekhar H. (31 August 2017). "DJ lifetime box office collection: Duvvada Jagannadham fails to beats Allu Arjun's Sarrainodu record". ibtimes.co.in. International Business Times. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Allu Arjun's next film titled as 'Duvvada Jagannadham' – Times of India". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Tollywood Movie Duvvada Jagannadham ('DJ') filming complete". www.twofour54.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Indian Telugu film Duvvada Jagannadham to be shot in Abu Dhabi – The National". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Pooja Hegde finalised for Allu Arjun's next". Times of India (15 September 2016)
  6. ^ "Shruti Haasan turns down Allu Arjun's film". m.indiatoday.in. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  7. ^ Manaswini K (18 February 2017) Protestors Stalled Allu Arjun’s DJ Shoot. mirchi9.com
  8. ^ "Shoot of Telugu film Duvvada Jagannadham stalled in Belur – Times of India". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Pawan Kalyan to launch Duvvada Jagannadham Song?". The Hans India. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Duvvada Jagannadham Seeti Maar song trailer: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde set dance floor on fire, watch video". 20 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  11. ^ https://m.filmfare.com/features/nominations-for-the-65th-jio-filmfare-awards-south-2018_-28652-1.html

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