Movie Preview: Policegiri (2013)
Policegiri is a action packed Bollywood entertainer, Directed by K.S. Ravikumar and produced by T.P Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal.Starring Sanjay Dutt, Prachi Desai, Prakash Raj, Rajpal Yadav and Om Puri, it is an action drama which is set against a police versus underworld backdrop in the small town of Nagapuram situated on the Maharashtra-Andhra Pradesh border.The film is a remake of the 2003 Tamil film Saamy, directed by Hari and will be released on 5 July 2013.
The movie sees Sanjay Dutt in the role of a roughneck cop DCP Rudra Aditya Devraj who doesn’t mind bending the law to bring criminals to justice. In order to restore peace to the town he has to face Prakash Raj who plays the role of the main antagonist Nagori Subramaniyam. Nagori wields total control in the Southern states thanks to his links with some powerful politicians.
Prachi Desai plays Sehar in the film, a software engineer who is in two minds about marrying Sanjay Dutt due to his good cop-bad cop persona.
A cop named DCP Rudra is transferred to a new police station. As the city is riddled with crime and corruption, he decides to bring law and order back for which he has to go against Nagori Subramaniyam, the local mafia. He does not believe in the system of going by the book and instead fights fire with fire.
The movie was rumoured to be called Thanedaar part 2, referring to a pervious Hit movie Sanjay Dutt did during his younger days.However Dutt did not feel comfortable with the movie backing on the success of Thanedaar, considering the fact that the story was not written keeping in mind the original Thanedar.
Furthermore the directors and producers of the original Thanedaar were different. Subsequently Sanjay Dutt suggested to brainstorm for another name. He suggested Policegiri and the unit was happy to call this movie Policegiri. Policegiri was actually not a word in use but something Sanjay Dutt created.