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iSmart Shankar is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language science fiction action film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh, produced by Puri Jagannadh and Charmme Kaur with music composed by Mani Sharma.[2] It stars Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh, Nidhhi Agerwal, Satyadev Kancharana, and Puneet Issar. The film follows a contract killer who helps the police when a slain police officer's memories are transferred to his brain.

iSmart Shankar
Ismart Shankar poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPuri Jagannadh
Produced byPuri Jagannadh
Charmme Kaur
StarringRam Pothineni
Nabha Natesh
Nidhhi Agerwal
Satyadev Kancharana
Puneet Issar
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyRaj Thota
Edited byJunaid Siddiqui
Release date
  • 18 July 2019 (2019-07-18)
Box office₹89 crore[1]

The film was released theatrically on 18 July 2019.


Shankar is a contract killer who murders a high profile politician named Kasi Viswanath. The police pursue Shankar, and he escapes with his girlfriend Chandni. Arun, a police officer who is handling the case, is killed just as he is about to apprehend the true murder culprit. The police transfer Arun’s memory to Shankar, with the help of Arun's girlfriend Sarah, to retrieve the case details.



The Hyderabad portion of scheduled filming finished in February.[3] Filming in Goa completed in March.[4] The action scenes of the film were shot in Varanasi during April.[5] Filming completed in mid May.[6]


iSmart Shankar
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music South
Mani Sharma chronology
''iSmart Shankar''
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Track list
1."Dimaak Kharaab"Kasarla ShyamKeerthana Sharma & Saketh ko4:40
2."Zindabad Zindabad"Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarSarath Santhosh and Ramya Behara4:40
3."iSmart Theme"Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarAnurag Kulkarni4:12
4."Undipo"Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarAnurag Kulkarni, Ramya Behara5:09
5."Bonalu"Kasarla ShyamRahul Sipligunj, Mohana Bhogaraju5:51
Total length:21:09

Marketing and releaseEdit

The teaser of the film was launched on 15 May to coincide with the birthday of Ram Pothineni[2][7].


  1. ^ "iSmart Shankar Latest Collections: Crosses Rs 75Cr". 3 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Ismart Shankar teaser out. Ram Pothineni gives fans action-packed return gift on his birthday". India Today. 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ "ISMART SHANKAR' DONE WITH HYD SCHEDULE, TO GO TO GOA". India Glitz. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  4. ^ Neeshita Nyayapati (23 March 2019). "Puri Jagannadh and Ram Pothineni's 'iSmart Shankar' wraps up Goa schedule". Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  5. ^ "'iSmart Shankar' moves to Varanasi". Telugu Cinema. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  6. ^ "'ISMART SHANKAR' WRAPS UP TALKIE PART, LOCKS TEASER DATE". India Glitz. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  7. ^ Kumar R, Manoj (15 May 2019). "iSmart Shankar movie teaser: Ram Pothineni transforms into Puri Jagannadh's hero". Indian Express. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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