Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu’s fans went berserk yesterday, as they took to Twitter to celebrate film Pokiri’s 14th Anniversary with the hashtag #14yearsOfSouthIndiaIHPokiri. Early today Mahesh’s wife Namrata Shirodkar shared a heartfelt note in which she reminisced being pregnant during Pokiri’s release.
Namrata Shirodkar along with the film’s poster shared a heartfelt note on Instagram, as she collected good old memoried when Mahesh Babu’s Pokiri released. Namrata Shirodkar’s note read, “Pokiri completes 14 years … so many memories attached to this phenomena .. our second release after marriage .. carrying baby weight of little gautam ❤️❤️.. and then pokiri happened .. this film was a rage .. & changed our lives forever !! This movie got etched in Telugu cinema as a pathbreaking classic of all times !! The combination of Mb as Pandu and director puri jagan was magical .. It’s a memory that will always stay with me ❤️❤️”
Pokiri which released back in 2006 is one of the biggest hits in Mahesh Babu’s film career. The film was also one of the most successful releases that year in Tollywood.
The Mahesh Babu starrer which was helmed by director Puri Jagannadh had Ileana D’cruz as the leading lady and Prakash Raj as the lead antagonist.
Following its success, Mahesh Babu’s Pokiri was also remade in Tamil in 2007 as Pokkiri with Thalapathy Vijay in lead with actress Asin. In the year 2009, the film got remade in Hindi as Wanted with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in lead.