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Golimaar (transl. Shoot the Bullet) is a 2010 Indian Telugu-language action film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. Produced by Bellamkonda Suresh under Sri Sai Ganesh Productions banner, it stars Gopichand and Priyamani in the lead roles and features music composed by Chakri.[1] The film is inspired by the life of Daya Nayak, a police officer who became an encounter specialist and was known for his record number of encounter killings in the late 1990s.[2][3][4]

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Movie Poster
Directed byPuri Jagannadh
Produced byBellamkonda Suresh
Written byPuri Jagannadh
(story / screenplay / dialogues)
Music byChakri
CinematographyShyam K Naidu
Edited byMarthand K Venkatesh
Sri Sai Ganesh Productions
Release date
  • 27 May 2010 (2010-05-27)
Running time
145 minutes

The narrative revolves around Gangaram, an orphan who grows up to become an honest cop. With his sharpshooting abilities, he becomes an encounter specialist who starts shaking the foundations of two gangsters, Talwar and Khalid.

The film was released on 27 May 2010 and received praise for its action scenes, performances, cinematography and dialogues.[5][6] It became a commercial success and ran for more than 50 days at 79 cinemas.[7] Geetha Madhuri won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the film's song "Magallu".[8]


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, he becomes a police officer. He 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, Talwar's (Shawar Ali) gang operating within the city and Khalid's (Kelly Dorjee) gang operating from Malaysia. First, Gangaram cleans up Talwar's gang and plans to travel to Kenya, where Khalid is on a one-day private trip. When Gangaram is getting ready for Kenya, the police raids his house and prove his illegal contacts with the mafia. Gangaram finds that he was trapped in Khalid and Bharath's plan. They 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 he will become a gangster and kill everyone who was involved in framing him, including Bharath and ACP Patnayak (Mukhtar Khan). An adamant Gangaram escapes from the police and reestablishes himself as Gangu Bhai, the mafia don. Pavitra (Priyamani), Gangaram's love interest, finds out that her mother Arundhati (Roja Selvamani) was killed by Bharath. In a friendly encounter, he kills Bharath and goes to Malaysia, where he meets Khalid. After he gets there, he gets beat up by Khalid but escapes. In a wild chase, Gangaram and Khalid battle on a helicopter rooftop, and Gangaram kills Khalid and puts 10 bullets in him. It is then revealed 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 that it is not that easy as he too had also killed police officers. 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 the mafia gang is under the police. Gangaram then calls his gang and Pavitra to come to Malaysia and gets settled there.



Film score by
Released5 May 2010
LabelAditya Music
Chakri chronology
Aakasa Ramanna

Music composed by Chakri. Lyrics were written by Bhaskarabhatla. Music released on ADITYA Music Company. Raghu Kunche was originally announced as composer[9] 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.

1."Gundello Edo Sadi"Chakri, Kousalya4:12
2."Theenmaar"Mumaith Khan2:19
3."Magallu"Geetha Madhuri3:51
5."Salaam Police"Simha4:13
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[10] and it is said that his character will be an encounter specialist. Hansika Motwani was originally announced as heroine but actress denied being part of this film.[11] She was replaced by Priyamani,[12] during the shooting she reported to have fought with producer Bellamkonda Suresh over remuneration.[13] Shooting started on 21 December 2009 at Jubilee hills in Hyderabad.[14] Golimaar'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 that the 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. That was 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.[15]


Filmfare Awards


The film was certified "A" by censor board.[16]

Critical receptionEdit gave the film 3.5 stars out of 5 and praised the construction of Gopichand's character and his act, action scenes, dialogues and writing but criticized the "done-to-death villainy and the super-predictability of the script".[5] gave the film 3.25 stars out of 5 and felt the film had a more practical approach than other Telugu action films at potraying the hero as a morally right person. The reviewer also praised the performances, action scenes, cinematography, punch dialogues and the fast pace, while criticizing the similarity to Pokiri and Ram Gopal Varma's films, the depiction of police and mafia leaders as "stupid in more than one scene" and the lifting of two songs from world hit numbers.[6] praised Gopichand and Roja's performances, action scenes, cinematography, production values and Jagannadh's direction.[17] 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".[18] 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".[19] Telugu cinema wrote:"Golimaar is strictly okay. Nothing new, nothing exciting. Just plain, ordinary, masala action film from Puri".[20] 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".[21] 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".[22]


The film was said to be completed 50 days in 79 centres.[23]

Home VideoEdit

The Hindi dubbed version was released on DVD and VCD by Aditya Music.[24][25] The Telugu version was made available to stream online via Sun NXT.[26]


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