Puri Jagannadh

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Puri Jagannadh
Purijagannadh.jpg
Born Puri Jagannadh
(1966-09-28) 28 September 1966 (age 48)
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India[1]
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Other names Jagan
Occupation Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Story-Writer
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Lavanya
Children Akash Puri
Pavithra
Relatives Sairam Shankar (brother), Ganesh (brother)
Website http://www.purijagan.com/

Puri Jagannadh also spelled as Puri Jagannath[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 path breaking blockbuster was later remade into several Indian Languages, and catapulted Jagannadh 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, Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Sivamani, Pokiri, Desamuduru, Golimaar, Businessman, Iddarammayilatho, Heart Attack and Temper.

He almost worked with all the top actors of Tollywood such as, with Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, Ravi Teja, Prabhas, N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Akkineni Nagarjuna

Biography[edit]

Jagannadh was born in a Telugu velama family in Pithapuram, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. His native village is Bapiraju Kothapalli, Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. He studied at St. Theresa R.C.M. high school in Pedaboddepalli. He started his career as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma for several Telugu films.[6] 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[7] and Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Producer Story Screenplay Dialogues Actor
2000 Badri Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2000 Bachi Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2001 Yuvaraja Yes Kannada Remake of Telugu film Thammudu
2001 Itlu Sravani Subramanyam Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2002 Appu Yes Yes Yes Kannada
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 Yes Telugu
2011 Nenu Naa Rakshasi Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Yes Yes Yes Hindi
2012 Businessman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Santosham Best Director Award
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director
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 Yes Telugu
2015 Jyothy Lakshmi Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2015 Loafer Yes Yes Yes Telugu [9]
2016 Auto Jhonny Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Chiranjeevi's 150th Film[10]

Collaborations[edit]

With actors[edit]

With crew[edit]

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)
Desamudura
(2007)
Chirutha?
(2007)
Bujjigada
(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
(2014)
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview With Puri Jagannath (Part I). Cinegoer.com (23 January 2007). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  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
  4. ^ Oscar Academy asks Big B for 'Bbuddah...' script – Yahoo! News India. In.news.yahoo.com (29 July 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  5. ^ Arts / Cinema : Fanboy Bachchanalia. The Hindu (2 July 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  6. ^ It’s Krishnavamsi versus Puri Jagannath this week. Entertainment.oneindia.in (9 October 2009). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Idiot: A Telugu Movie Directed by Puri Jagannadh". 
  8. ^ Raviteja – Interviews in Telugu Movies. Totaltollywood.com. Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Varun Tej - Puri Jagannadh film titled 'Loafer'"
  10. ^ "Chiranjeevi Thrilled Over 1st Half of 150th Film 'Auto Johnny': Puri Jagannath"

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