|Directed by||Harish Shankar|
|Produced by||Dil Raju|
|Written by||Harish Shankar|
|Screenplay by||Ramesh Reddy|
|Story by||Harish Shankar|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Cinematography||Ayananka Bose |
|Edited by||Chota K Prasad|
|Box office||est. ₹115.10 crore|
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. The production crew also chose Abu Dhabi as a filming location, as they would benefit from the Emirate's 30% film production rebate.
The film grossed approximately ₹115.10 crore in its theatrical run.
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.
- Allu Arjun as Duvvada Jagannadham Shastri/ DJ (Dhruvaraja Jagannadh in Malayalam version / Dhruv Jagannadh in Hindi version)
- Pooja Hegde as Pooja
- Chandra Mohan as DJ's uncle
- Rao Ramesh as Royyala Naidu (Royal Naidu in Hindi version)
- Murali Sharma as Purushottam
- Subbaraju as Royyala Avinash / Chanti
- Posani Krishna Murali as Home Minister Pushpam
- Tanikella Bharani as Duvvada Subrahmanyam Shastri
- Vennela Kishore as Akella Vigneshwara Sharma
- Hari Teja as DJ's elder sister
- Rama Krishna Shatru as Badda Stephen Prakash
- Prabhakar as Suri
- Vidyullekha Raman as Katyayini
- Sameer as CEO of Agro Diamond
- Shashank as DJ's assistant
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. The film team obtained permission from the Department of History and Archaeology for the shoot and resumed it. The film completed the shooting of major action episodes at the aluminum factory in Hyderabad on 21 April 2017.
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|Released||22 May 2017|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
|1.||"DJ Saranam Bhaje Bhaje"||Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara Rao||Vijay Prakash, Chorus||04:20|
|2.||"Gadilo Badilo Madilo"||Sahithi||K.S.Chitra, M. L. R. Karthikeyan||04:24|
|3.||"Mecchuko"||Sri Mani||Nakash Aziz||04:20|
|4.||"Seeti Maar"||Balaji||Jaspreet Jasz, Rita||04:10|
|5.||"Box Baddhalai Poyi"||Bhaskara Bhatla||Sagar, Geetha Madhuri||03:33|
Zee Telugu Cine Awards
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|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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