Pourudu (Telugu: పౌరుడు) is a 2008 Telugu action drama film written and directed by Raj Aditya. The film stars Sumanth and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, while Suman, Nassar, Brahmanandam, Ali, Subbaraju, and Kota Srinivasa Rao play supporting roles. The film wasproduced by Sumanth's sister, Supriya ,under the S.S Creations / Annapurna Studios banner. The music score was by Mani Sharma with cinematography by Sudhakar Yekkanti. The film released on 13 January 2008. It was a moderate success at the box office, having a run of 100 days in a couple of centers. The film was later dubbed into Hindi as Giraftaar: The Man on a Mission in 2008.


Ajay (Sumanth) completes his college degree and prepares for the IAS examination. His father Pandu (Suman) works as a right hand under a powerful mafia leader named Jakeer Bhai (Nassar). Kasi (Kota Srinivasa Rao) runs a rival gang in the same city along with his son. Though Pandu is a gangster, his son Ajay has different and more law-abiding aspirations. He concentrates on his studies and completes his IPS preliminaries. At the same time, he is a martial arts expert. Although he does not agree with his father's allegiance to Jakeer Bhai and the criminal world, he still loves him. Ajay and Samyukta (Kajal Aggarwal), a student at a dance school, fall in love. At this juncture, Hussain (Subbaraju) takes charge as a CI and tries to nab Jakeer Bhai, Pandu, and Kasi. Unfortunately, he is not able to do so because of their political influence. In an ensuing conflict between Pandu and Kasi's son, the former's life is in danger. Knowing this, Ajay gets involved in the fight and saves his father. Hussain arrests both Pandu and Ajay subsequently. Pandu later comes to know that Jakeer Bhai is a lot more evil than he is pretending to be and decides to leave him. Not liking this, Jakeer Bhai gets Pandu killed by Kasi and his son. Jakeer Bhai wants to control the city, so he asks Ajay to kill Kasi and his son. Ajay then quits his ambition to become an IAS officer to avenge his father's death. In the end, he kills Jakeer Bhai. Hussain makes everyone believe that all those who are killed by Ajay died in a mafia gang war. He then helps Ajay attend the IAS main exams as he wishes. The film ends on a happy note with the reunion of Samyukta and Ajay.