Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||K.S. Ravikumar|
|Written by||Farhad-Sajid (dialogues)|
|Cinematography||N. K. Ekambaram|
|Edited by||Anshul Karwa|
|Box office||₹168 million (US$2.5 million)|
Policegiri is a 2013 Indian Hindi action comedy cop film. The film produced by T. P. Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal marks the Bollywood debut of popular Tamil director K.S. Ravikumar. The film features Sanjay Dutt, Prachi Desai and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. The theatrical trailer was released on 28 May 2013, and the film released on 5 July 2013.
The movie begins with a man (Sanjay Dutt) drinking beer early in the morning and then following up with having beer and idli. He later steals a bike and goes to the police station to get commission from the police inspector. He then meets a man who takes him to a place where they sell guns and bombs. Finally, he meets a local gangster who hires him to kill a minister. He then kills the gangster and his henchmen and reveals himself as DCP Rudra, the new cop in town, near the Andhra Pradesh-Maharashtra border.
The city is riddled with crime and corruption and his controlled by Nagori Subramaniam (Prakash Raj) the local mafia. Initially, Rudra closes down a lot of businesses of Nagori. But when Rudra meets Nagori, he reveals that he is also corrupt cop like others and even takes bribe on a condition that Nagori accepts certain points. Nagori accepts and there is truce between the two.
Conflict starts when residents complain about a petrol bunk selling less petrol to the public and a lady beaten up when she complained. The bunk is owned by Nagori. Rudra beats up the employees of the bunk as well as Nagori's henchmen. A war emerges between the two.
Nagori then calls for a bandh of the market place. But on the day of bandh, Rudra and his team are prepared and drive away all the protestors. Rudra becomes a hero for the people of the city. But Nagori exacts his revenge by causing a riot in the market place and also blowing up a bomb killing many people on the very same day Rudra is marrying Seher (Prachi Desai). Nagori then tries to kidnap Seher but Rudra saves her life in time. Rudra's activities invites the wrath of the Police commissioner who tries to control Rudra but in vain.
Rudra then receives his transfer orders and has seven days left in the town. He challenges Nagori that seven days is enough to finish him. The next day, Nagori's men take out a procession with the aim to kill Rudra. But Rudra and his team are prepared and he along with his men kill many of Nagori's men including a MLA and blames the crowd for the mishaps.
Rudra then kidnaps Nagori's close accomplice who confess for his and Nagori's involvement in the bomb blast and gets a warrant to arrest Nagori. Rudra is then called to a meeting by the commissioner where MLAs, MPs, Senior Police Officers and Ministers threaten him. He smartly controls them by claiming that his pen has a camera and a voice recorder and he'll release the footage to media. Nagori goes into hiding after knowing that Rudra can't be stopped.
A couple of days later, Rudra catches Nagori who is dressed as a beggar near the temple. He takes Nagori to secluded spot after beating all his henchmen. He then kills Nagori by burning him to death ensuring that Nagori is never found and is declared as a wanted criminal.
The movie was rumoured to be called Thanedaar - Part 2, referring to a previous hit movie of Sanjay Dutt did during his younger days. However Dutt did not feel comfortable with the movie backing on the success of Thanedaar, considering the fact that the story was not written keeping in mind the original Thanedaar. Furthermore, the directors and producers of the original Thanedaar were different. Subsequently Sanjay Dutt suggested to brainstorm for another name. He suggested Policegiri and the unit was happy to call this movie Policegiri. Policegiri was actually not a word in use but something Sanjay Dutt created.
|Soundtrack album by Himesh Reshammiya|
|Himesh Reshammiya chronology|
All lyrics written by Shabbir Ahmed except were noted.
|1.||"Robinhood" (Aslam Lashkariya)||Anjjan – Meet Bros||04:50|
|2.||"Chura Ke Leja"||Yashraj Kapil, Palak Muchhal||04:49|
|3.||"Jhoom Barabar Jhoom"||Vineet Singh, Shabab Sabri, Aman Trikha, Pawani Pandey||04:44|
|4.||"Tirat Meri Tu"||Vineet Singh, Shabab Sabri, Palak Muchhal||04:57|
|5.||"Policegiri"||Aman Trikha, Rajdeep Chatterjee, Yashraj Kapil, Keshav||04:44|
The film received extremely poor reviews from critics.
|The Indian Express|
Policegiri recorded an average opening and did extremely poor multiplex business although single screens fared much better where it remained in theatres for three weeks recording 57 cr after its four-week run across India.
The movie was telecasted on Colors as Independence day Special Movie.
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- "IBNLive review". IBN. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Indian Express review". The Indian Express. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Rediff.com review". Rediff.com. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Mumbai Mirror review". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Hindustan Times review". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "GlamSham review". GlamSham. Retrieved 5 July 2013.