Duvvada Jagannadham or DJ is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language vigilante action comedy film written and directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film stars Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde. Devi Sri Prasad composed the film’s music while Ayananka Bose handled the cinematography.
Principal photography commenced in August 2016 in Hyderabad. The production crew also chose Abu Dhabi as a filming location, as they would benefit from the Emirate’s 30% film production rebate.
The film grossed approximately ₹115.10 crore in its theatrical run.
Duvvada Jagannadham Shastri (Allu Arjun) is a cook, working as a caterer in Vijayawada along with his family.Jagannatham rescues a high-profile cop (Murali Sharma) from the attack of a crime mafia in Hyderabad. Seeing the quality of a rebellion in the priest, and his sharp shooting skills, the cop trains the priest to become DJ, an undercover officer who fights crime in disguise of a Brahmin priest. Jagannadham falls in love with Pooja (Pooja Hegde) the daughter of a corrupt home minister (Posani Krishna Murali) involved with yet another real estate crime lord Royyala Naidu (Rao Ramesh) who operates Naidu Industries, and Agro Diamond Financing company in disguise. On the other hand, DJ decides to take on Royyala Naidu in his mission but does not know who he is in actual life. Rest of the story is as how Duvvada Jagannadham uses Royyala Naidu’s son Royyala Avinash (Subbaraju) who suffers with Histrionic personality disorder, and through him DJ destroys Royyala Naidu’s corrupt business empire, thereby rescuing Agro Diamond scam victims.
Directed by Harish Shankar
Produced by Dil Raju
Written by Harish Shankar
Screenplay by Ramesh Reddy & Sathish Vegnesha
Story by Harish Shankar
Starring Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Rao Ramesh, Subbaraju, Tanikella Bharani, Vennela Kishore, Murali Sharma
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography Ayananka Bose & Sushil Choudhary
Edited by Chota K Prasad
Production Sri Venkateswara Creations
Release date 23 June 2017
Running time 156 minutes