Panjaa (2011)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 36 mins

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Fast-paced and fiery, this multi-layered crime thriller follows the fluctuating fortunes in the life of Jaidev, an orphan who is adopted by Bhagwaan, a gangster and grows up to become his most trusted employee. Jaidev shields Bhagwaan from all his enemies, but when he acts against Bhagwaan's psychopathic son, their relationship breaks down. Also, when Jaidev meets and falls in love with a gentle environmentalist, he begins to wish for a peaceful and happy life. How will Jaidev's future unfold? Will he succeed in leaving behind a life of violence or will his past come back to haunt him?
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Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Sarah Jane Dias

Crew: Vishnuvardhan (Director), PS Vinod (Director of Photography), Yuvan Shankar Raja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Romance

Release Dates: 09 Dec 2011 (India)

Telugu Name: పంజా

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Did you know? Former Miss India Sarah-Jane Dias was signed for one of the two female lead characters, making her Telugu film debut, portraying the role of a college student pursuing horticulture. Jiah Khan, and Shazahn Padamsee, who starred in 'Orange' opposite Ram Charan Tej, were considered for the other female role. However, eventually Mumbai-based model Anjali Lavania, best known for her appearances in the Kingfisher calendar and several other advertisements, was finalised for the role of the second heroine. Read More
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as Jai
as Sandya
as Munna
as Chotu
as Janvi
as Kulkarni
as Paparayudu
as Bhagvan
as Laxmi
as Ashok
as Sampath
as Guruvayya

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Aditya Music
01 
04:25
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Playback Singer: Priya Himesh, Belly Raj
02 
05:05
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Playback Singer: Haricharan, Shweta Pandit
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01:45
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Playback Singer: Shweta Pandit
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05:15
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04:29
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Playback Singer: Saloni Bhatia
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03:34
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Playback Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Trivia:
The film was launched under the working title 'The Shadow', with the team indicating that the title may be changed. In the following months, several titles including Kaali, Thilak, Power and Patel, were considered. The official title was revealed as 'Panjaa' by the producers during Dussera.

The shooting for the movie was held primarily at Kolkata, West Bengal, Pollachi and Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu and Vagamon Hill station, Kerala, which is situated 1100 m above sea level.

Former Miss India Sarah-Jane Dias was signed for one of the two female lead characters, making her Telugu film debut, portraying the role of a college student pursuing horticulture. Jiah Khan, and Shazahn Padamsee, who starred in 'Orange' opposite Ram Charan Tej, were considered for the other female role. However, eventually Mumbai-based model Anjali Lavania, best known for her appearances in the Kingfisher calendar and several other advertisements, was finalised for the role of the second heroine.

The soundtrack of the movie received rave reviews, and many of the songs became chartbusters, while the title track 'Panjaa' was reported to be the song of the year into Telugu film industry for the year 2011.

This action-oriented crime thriller was dubbed in Hindi under the title, 'Jaandaar'.