Golimaar (film)

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Film poster
Directed by Puri Jagannadh
Produced by Bellamkonda Suresh
Written by Puri Jagannadh
(story / screenplay / dialogues)
Starring Gopichand
Music by Chakri
Cinematography Shyam K Naidu
Edited by Marthand K Venkatesh
Sri Sai Ganesh Productions
Release date
  • 27 May 2010 (2010-05-27)
Running time
145 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 10cr
Box office 25cr

Golimaar (English: Shoot the Bullet), (Telugu: గోలీమార్) is a 2010 Telugu action film produced by Bellamkonda Suresh on Sri Sai Ganesh Productions banner, directed by Puri Jagannadh. Gopichand, Priyamani plays the lead roles and music composed by Chakri.[1] This film is completed in just 50 days. This film was released on 27 May 2010. The film recorded as Hit at the box office. The film was dubbed in Hindi with same name and in Tamil as Vettai Nayagan.


Gangaram (Gopichand) is an orphan who dreams of becoming a police officer from childhood. Working in a cafe belonging to Babai (M. S. Narayana) in mornings, Gangaram attends night school to achieve his dream and within no time, Gangaram becomes a Police officer. Young, dynamic and sincere Gangaram targets the Underworld Mafia and their activities in the city. Within three days of his appointment, Gangaram is elevated to an Encounter Specialist by DIG Bharath Nandan (Nassar). Gangaram and his team of four cops start their hunt for two Underworld gangs, first Talwar (Shawar Ali) gang operating within the city and second Khalid (Kelly Dorjee) gang operating from Malaysia. First, Gangaram cleans up Talwar gang and plans to travel Kenya where Khalid is on a one-day private trip. When Gangaram is getting ready for Kenya, Police raids the house and prove his illegal contacts with Mafia. Gangaram finds it very soon that he was trapped in the plan of Khalid and DIG Bharath Nandan who used him as a tool to clean their Mafia opponent, Talwar. In an interview with the media, Gangaram starts to cry that his own department framed him and states that he will become a gangster and kill everyone who was involved in framing him including the DIG and ACP. An adamant Gangaram escapes from the police and re-establishes himself as Gangu Bhai, the Mafia Don. Pavitra (Priyamani), the love interest of Gangaram finds out her mother (Roja Selvamani) was killed by the DIG. In a friendly encounter, he kills the DIG and goes to Malaysia where he meets Khalid. After he gets there he gets beat up by Khalid but he escapes and in a wild chase, Gangaram and Khalid battle on a helicopter rooftop and Gangaram kills Khalid and puts 10 bullets in him. The movie ends when Audience finds out that Gangaram has been set up by the DGP (Prakash Raj) for eliminating all the gangsters. He then asks the DGP to remove all the cases against him so that he can come back and join the Police force again, but the DGP says it's not that easy as he had killed police officers too. Instead, he tells him to start and run a mafia gang in Malaysia and operate there so that He can be of a relief that Mafia Gang is under Police itself. Gangaram then calls his gang and Pavitra to come to Malaysia and gets settled there.



Golimaar Audio.jpg
Film score by Chakri
Released 5 May 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Soundtrack
Length 24:15
Label Aditya Music
Producer Chakri
Chakri chronology
Aakasa Ramanna

Music composed by Chakri. Lyrics was written by Bhaskarbhatla Ravikumar. Music released on ADITYA Music Company. Raghu Kunche was originally announced as composer[2] but he was replaced by Puri's usual composer Chakri collaborating with Puri for the tenth time. The music was released on 5 May at a function organized in Club Jayabheri.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Gundello Edo Sadi" Chakri, Kousalya 4:12
2. "Theenmaar" Mumaith Khan 2:19
3. "Magallu" Geetha Madhuri 3:51
4. "Golimaar" Chakri 5:17
5. "Salaam Police" Simha 4:13
6. "Nidharosthale" Vasu 4:03
Total length: 24:15


After delivering an average grosser in the form of Ek Niranjan, Puri Jagan announced that his next project is with Gopichand titled as "Golimaar"[3] and it is said that his character will be an encounter specialist. Hansika was originally announced as heroine but actress denied being part of this film[4] she was replaced by Priyamani,[5] during the shooting she reported to have fought with producer Bellamkonda Suresh over remuneration.[6] Shooting was started on 21 December 2009 at Jubilee hills in Hyderabad.[7] Goli Maar's unit was filming a scene in the Kukatpally area, when some agitators, who identified themselves as belonging to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, barged in and disrupted the shoot. Director Puri Jagannadh was present on the spot. The grouse of the activists was this: Roja, an ex-TDP member, and a supposedly Samaikhya Andhra proponent, was shooting there. The activists were not ready to allow Roja to shoot in the Telangana region. Following the fracas, the unit decided to wrap up the shooting without completing the day's schedule. This is a fresh incident of violence or attempted violence against a Tollywood film unit. The police stepped in at the right moment and dispersed the mob. In view of the law and order problem it posed to the area in the KPHB colony, they asked the unit to leave the place. Roja went away from the spot following the incident.[8]


Filmfare Awards


The film was certified "A" by censor board.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Oneindia wrote:"The film would definitely attract the mass and youth audiences but a strict no for family audiences as it has lots of violence".[10] Greatandhra wrote:"This is not to compare the film with ‘Pokiri’ but for a man who has given us a marvel like that, ‘Golimaar’ is definitely not a flick of his caliber".[11] Supergoodmovies wrote:"The film creates an interesting plot after the interval, but lack of emotions and comedy has turned thumbs down for the film. Mind you, there’s humor mixed with action punched dialogues like in ‘’Pokiri’, but Puri could not sustain the momentum all through making the plot clearly evident. He even showcases police officers as unintelligent in many scenes".[12] Telugu cinema wrote:"Golimaar is strictly okay. Nothing new, nothing exciting. Just plain, ordinary, masala action film from Puri".[13] Rediff wrote:"The screenplay has its highs and lows. Puri Jagan adds humour in small doses to break the serious nature of the film. Somehow Puri Jagan cannot get over the Pokkiri hangover which has been looming large in his films. He functions within the same format (run-of-the-mill storylines) and style, and hence his films are pretty predictable. He covers up the deficiencies in the story with slick techniques (sound, camera work, fight orchestration, jump cuts in editing etc). The pitfalls in the police system he has brought out are nothing new".[14] Sify wrote:"Golimaar unleashes a feel among the audience that the gap between the thoughts of Puri Jagan and their reach with the spectators is widening with each film".[15]


The film was said to be completed 50 days in 79 centres.[16]