Duvvada Jagannadham

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Duvvada Jagannadham
DJ film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Harish Shankar
Produced by Dil Raju
Written by Harish Shankar
Screenplay by Ramesh Reddy
Sathish Vegnesha
Story by Harish Shankar
Starring Allu Arjun
Pooja Hegde
Rao Ramesh
Tanikella Bharani
Murali Sharma
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography Ayananka Bose
Sushil Choudhary
Edited by Chota K Prasad
Release date
  • 23 June 2017 (2017-06-23)
Running time
156 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 60 crore[1]
Box office est. 140 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 100 to 140 crores in its theatrical run.[1]

The film was dubbed into Malayalam as Dhruvaraja Jagannadh and into Hindi as DJ. The Hindi dubbed version became the second highest viewed film on YouTube after the Hindi dubbed version of Allu Arjun's own Sarrainodu.[5]


Duvvada Jagannatham 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 encounter specialist 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.[7]

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.[8] The film team obtained permission from the Department of History and Archaeology for the shoot and resumed it.[9] The film completed the shooting of major action episodes at the aluminum factory in Hyderabad on 21 April 2017.


Devi Sri Prasad composed the soundtrack album and background score for Duvvada Jagannadham.

1."Saranam Bhaje Bhaje"Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara RaoVijay Prakash & Chorus04:20
2."Gadilo Badilo Madilo"SahithiK.S.Chitra & M. L. R. Karthikeyan04:25
3."Mecchuko"SrimaniNakash Aziz04:20
4."Seeti Maar"BalajiJaspreet Jasz & Rita04:10
5."Box Baddhalai Poyi"Bhaskara BhatlaSagar & Geetha Madhuri03:33


The film's release was originally scheduled for 19 May 2017,[10] but was postponed to 23 June 2017.[11]


Filmfare Awards[edit]

Zee Telugu Cine Awards[edit]

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


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