Porki (English: Rogue) is a 2010 Indian Kannada-language action thriller film directed by M. D. Sridhar, starring Darshan Thoogudeepa, Pranitha Subhash and Ashish Vidyarthi in the lead roles.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byM. D. Sridhar
Produced byL. Dattatreya Bacchegowda, Bhanushree datta, Ganesh kasaragod Santhosh pai
Written byB. A. Madhu (Dialogues)
Screenplay byM. D. Shridhar
Story byPuri Jagannadh
Based onPokiri (2006) by Puri Jagannadh
StarringDarshan Thoogudeepa
Pranitha Subhash
Ashish Vidyarthi
Music byV. Harikrishna
CinematographyA. V. Krishna kumar
Edited byP. R. Sounder raj
Datta Creations
Distributed byJayanna Films
Release date
  • 14 January 2010 (2010-01-14)
Running time
154 minutes

It is a remake of the 2006 Telugu film Pokiri. The film completed a 100-day run in theatres.[1]


Dattu is a vagabond, ready to do anything for money. He poses a threat to the underworld dons but he himself comes under the fire of police officer Suryanarayana.


Censor ratingsEdit

The film got an A Certificate from Censor Board before its release, with its runtime being 154 minutes. Later the film was recertified to get a U/A certificate, for video release, with a total of 109 cuts and the runtime being 128 minutes. The film's violence was toned down, and the film's heroine Praneetha's glamour show was completely deleted, since it was too bold for young viewers.[2]


  • Heegu Untaa = by Kunal Ganjawala, Chorus
  • Sakkathagavle Sumne Nagthale = by V Harikrishna, Chorus
  • Dheera Dheera Baa Sara Sara (Music : Mani Sharma)= by Karthik, Sowmya Mahadevan
  • Daane Daane Daiyya = by Tippu, Priya Himesh
  • Oorella Nanna Porki Andru = by Rahul Nambiar, Priya Himesh

Critical receptionEdit

The Times of India rated it 3/5[3] Nowrunning rated it 2.5/5[4] Rediff.com rated 2.5/5[5] Filmibeat rated it 3/5.[6] The Deccan Herald gave a positive review, stating that "The director has remained faithful to the original story byPuri Jagannath, thereby giving unalloyed joy to both action buffs and the sentimental ones."[7] Indiaglitz rated the film 3.5/5, stating that "For action lovers there cannot be any thing better than Porki".[8]

Home mediaEdit

The film was released on DVD and VCD by Anand Audio. The film's TV screening rights were sold to Asianet Suvarna. The film was recertified U/A by the Indian Censor Board, for video release.[2]

Dubbed versionsEdit

The film was dubbed and released in Hindi as "Main Hoon Wanted" (2012) and in Bhojpuri as "Hamar Bhai Dabbang" by Goldmines Telefilms[9][10] despite the Hindi remake.


The original Telugu film Pokiri, directed by Puri Jagannadh, was remade in several other languages and still found success in the respective regional cinemas. Pokkiri is the first remake. The second one was Wanted, the Hindi version in 2009. Both Pokkiri and Wanted were directed by Prabhu Deva. Prakash Raj reprises his role as the villain in both the remakes.[11][12] After that, a Kannada version, Porki, directed by M. D. Sridhar, was released on 14 January 2010.[13]


  1. ^ "Darshan's Porki completes 100 days". 11 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Central Board of Film Certification".
  3. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/kannada/movie-reviews/Porki/movie-review/5519489.cms.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/kannada/movie-reviews/Porki/movie-review/5519489.cms
  4. ^ "Porki Review - Kannada Movie Porki nowrunning review".
  5. ^ "Watch Porki only for Darshan".
  6. ^ "Porki Kannada Movie, Wiki, Story, Review, Release Date, Trailers - Filmibeat".
  7. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/49612/porki.html
  8. ^ "Porkhi review. Porkhi Kannada movie review, story, rating - IndiaGlitz.com".
  9. ^ Goldmines Telefilms (23 September 2013). "Main Hoon Wanted" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ GoldminesBhojpuriMovies (19 November 2014). "Hamar Bhai Dabbang 2010 (Porki) - Bhojpuri Full Movie - Darshan, Pranitha Subhash, Ashish Vidyarthi" – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Bhaskar, Shwetha (15 January 2007). "Pokkiri: Watch only for Vijay, Asin". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  12. ^ Sen, Raja (18 September 2009). "Wanted is watchable... casually". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  13. ^ Indira Lakshminarayan, Shruti (29 January 2010). "Watch Porki only for Darshan". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.

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