Janatha Garage Movie (2016) Cast, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Janatha Garage

September 1, 2016
2hr 42min
Status: released

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Janatha Garage Movie Details:

Country India
Language Telugu
Release date1 September 2016
Running time2hr 42min
N. T. Rama Rao Jr.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Nithya Menen
Directed by Koratala Siva
Written byKoratala Siva
Produced byNaveen Yerneni
Yalamanchili Ravi Shankar
Mohan Cherukuri (CVM)
Cinematography by Tirru
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
Production CompanyMythri Movie Makers
Distributor Eros International

Janatha Garage Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Mohanlal as Sathyam, Anand’s paternal uncle
  • N. T. Rama Rao Jr. as Anand, sathyam’s nephew
  • Unni Mukundan as Raghava, sathyam’s son
  • Nithya Menen as Anu, Anand’s classmate, later wife
  • Samantha as Bujji
  • Rahman as Shiva, sathyam’s brother, and Anand’s father
  • Suresh as Suresh, Bujji’s father, and Anand’s maternal uncle
  • Sai Kumar as K.Chandra Shekar IPS, Commissioner of Police and Anu’s father
  • Sachin Khedekar as Mukesh Rana
  • Devayani as Padma, sathyam’s wife
  • Ajay as Bose
  • Brahmaji as Shankar
  • Sithara as Bujji’s mother
  • John Kokken as Satpal Singh
  • Vijayakumar as Chief Minister
  • Rajiv Kanakala as Vikas, a government employee
  • Ashish Vidhyarthi as Raghava’s business partner and politician
  • Anitha Chowdary as Anu’s mother
  • Surya as sathyam’s cousin
  • Vidisha as Riya, Raghava’s wife, and Mukesh’s daughter
  • Banerjee as Saidulu
  • Aathma Patrick as Seena
  • Meena as Vikas’s wife
  • Sravan as Mukesh’s henchman
  • Ravi Prakash as Dinesh Kumar IPS
  • Rajitha as Dinesh’s mother
  • Jeeva as Bujji’s boss
  • Appaji Ambarisha Darbha as IAS officer
  • Chalapathi Rao as Director General of Police
  • Vennela Kishore as Pyarelal
  • Vidhya Vijayakumar as Anand’s friend
  • Kajal Aggarwal as Bangaram in a special appearance in the song “Pakka Local”
  • Syed Sohel as Himself in an uncredited role in the “Pranamam” song


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Janatha Garage Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹40–50 crore
Worldwide Collection₹135.45 crore

About Janatha Garage Movie:

Koratala Siva decided to finalize his next project with N. T. Rama Rao Jr., after the reception of his Mahesh Babu starrer Srimanthudu (2015).

On 4 October 2015, Mythri Movie Makers announced their confirmation on teaming up with the project titled as #NTR26.

A formal launch ceremony was held on 25 October 2015, at the office of the film’s production house, with the makers revealing the film’s title as Janatha Garage.

On 26 November 2015, the makers announced that Mohanlal has signed in to play a pivotal role, thus marking his third film in Telugu film after Gandeevam (1994) and Manamantha (2015).

Amyra Dastur, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Parineeti Chopra were considered to play the female lead opposite NTR. But in December 2015, it was confirmed that Samantha Ruth Prabhu will be playing the female lead marking her fourth collaboration with NTR, along with Nithya Menen as the second female lead.

In February 2016, it was reported that former Tamil actress Devayani would play the wife of Mohanlal’s character.

It was reported that Sai Kumar, the latter would play the father of Jr. NTR. In March 2016, Rahman was reported to be part of this movie playing as brother to Mohanlal.

The regular shooting of this film was expected to begin on 9 February 2016. Art Director AS Prakash erected a huge set at Saradhi Studios, Hyderabad during the first week of January 2016, which costs around ₹3 crores.

It was reported that this movie will be shot mainly in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kerala. The film’s shooting was launched on 22 February 2016, with the first schedule taking place at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, and it was wrapped up in four days.

The second schedule featuring NTR and Menen was commenced in Mumbai on 5 to 22 March, after which the unit returned to Hyderabad.

The third schedule began in Hyderabad on 25 March in the specially erected set at Saradhi Studios.

Samantha joined the shooting in this schedule, and scenes featuring Mohanlal, Jr. Ntr, Samantha, and Unni Mukundan were filmed in this schedule.

The makers planned to rope Tamannah Bhatia, for the song shoot, but her dates were not available and the team chose Kajal Aggarwal.

On 23 August 2016, the makers announced that they had completed the shooting of the film.

On the occasion of N.T. Rama Rao Jr.’s birthday, the makers unveiled the first look poster on 20 May 2016, along with a motion poster.

On 21 May 2016, another poster featuring Mohanlal was released, coinciding with his birthday.

On 6 July 2016, coinciding with the occasion of Ramzan, the makers unveiled the official teaser of the film which got more than 24,000 likes in one hour of its release. The teaser gained three million views within four days and more than 67,000 likes, becoming the most-liked teaser in Tollywood.

The film’s theatrical trailer was unveiled on 12 August 2016, at the film’s audio launch event held at Shilpakala Vedika in Hyderabad.

The film registered the highest opening for a Telugu film in 2016 and is the second-highest Telugu opening of all time, behind Baahubali: The Beginning.

Janatha Garage was the highest-grossing Telugu film of the year.

The film won two awards at the 64th National Film Awards—Special Jury Award for Mohanlal and Best Choreography for Raju Sundaram.

It also won seven Nandi Awards—Best Popular Feature Film, Best Actor (Jr. NTR), Best Supporting Actor (Mohanlal), Best Story Writer (Koratala Siva), Best Choreographer (Sundaram), Best Art Director (A. S. Prakash), and Best Lyricist (Ramajogayya Sastry).

The film’s theatrical rights were sold to ₹2.4 crore (US$300,000), and the film made a pre-release business of ₹1.70 crore (US$210,000), including the satellite and audio rights.