Pokkiri Raja
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"Pokkiri Raja" has opened to mixed reviews. Jiiva, Sibiraj and Hansika Motwani-starrer film, which is directed by Ramprakash Rayappa of "Tamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum" fame, hit the screens worldwide Friday, March 4. 

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The Tamil film cast includes Manobala, Ramdoss, Yogi Babu and others. "Pokkiri Raja," which has jointly been produced by PT Selvakumar of "Puli" fame and TS Ponselvi, has D Imman's music, Anji's cinematography and VJ Sabu Joseph's editing. 

A few songs of the movie, including "Athuvutta," crooned by music director D Imman himself, impressed the viewers. And, the trailer also had played its role in drawing the audience's attention towards "Pokkiri Raja." Hence, the Tamil film has had a good pre-release buzz.

"Pokkiri Raja" has been released in over 275 screens in Tamil Nadu alone and the worldwide screen count will cross 350. However, it has also clahed with two other films like "Sowcarpettai" and "Pichaikkaran." 

It is an action-comedy movie in which Jiiva plays the role of a person, who works in IT industry, and Sibiraj will be seen as a dhoti-clad baddie. "Pokkiri Raja" is a fun entertainer with fantasy elements as well.

Sanjeevi (Jiiva) is always on the receiving end for yawning and for his ability to make others sleep in the office. On the other hand, Sunitha (Hansika Motwani), who also works in IT, campaigns against urinating in public. At this juncture, ruthless baddie Guna (Sibiraj) is caught urinating in public. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

Find the audience's response to the film below:

Surendhar MK wrote: #PokkiriRaja takes its own sweet time in the beginning but ends up as a good attempt on fantasy comedy. Fun while it lasts.

VJ Abishek wrote: Va va va va va The change has come! #pokiriraja is a new attempt but gets a little late on the arrival!
Pasi pona apram even if its cashew dosa, kashtam dhan! A fun-fantasy film that engages like 1nce in a blue moon! #PokkiriRaja -Nice thought!
BGM for @SibiSathyaraj in #pokiriraja evokes pure evil! @immancomposer pushing limits!

Common Man Sathish tweeted: â€ª#‎PokkiriRaja‬ Director has tried to give a complete comedy entertainer with fantasy elements & succeeded only to some extent. Comedy works in parts. Yogi Babu & Ramadoss have rocked. Sibiraj has added more value to the characterisation. Jiiva has done complete justice to his role
‪#‎Pokkiriraja‬ First half - Jiiva loses his job & girl friend due to yawning. But, it saves him during the interval block. Avg first half. Expecting fun filled second half.

Venkat Praveen tweeted: #PokkiriRaja so far so god..AthuVutta song mass. @Actorjiiva & @ihansika acting superb.

Anand Ram posted: #PokkiriRaja wholesome family entertainersema comedycooling glass guna supe

Only Kollywood posted: Half way through #PokkiriRaja. A novel core plot with a not-so-steady turn of events. Hoping for more muscle in the second half.Only

Pradeep Marcianõöø posted: @ihansika #PokkiriRaja 1st half fully Fun & entertainment am ur deepest follower & fan Mam...song fantastic... waiting 4 2nd half Mam

Priyanka wrote: It's time for #pokkiriraja. Waiting for the show to begin. Hope Jiiva returns to form.
Jiiva and HansikaMotwani combo looks good. #pokkiriraja
How changed #HansikaMotwani is...looking so cute...

Rashmika tweeted: Watching #PokkiriRaja and wish I hadn't wasted my time and money on this film.What's with Jiiva's recent choice of films? #HansikaCantAct