If you were to name that one movie which gave a new meaning to mass masala potboilers then the name of Pokiri will come first. The film also gave Mahesh Babu a strong mass image. The impact of the film was so high that many scenes from it were taken as inspiration and used in other movies.
Now, it appears that even the maverick moviemaker Mani Ratnam seems to have taken a slice from Pokiri. This is the impression few got when they were watching the film Ok Bangaram. Apparently, the hero Dulquer Salmaan develops a video game in the film and in that game, hero will put villain’s head outside in local train.
This immediately refreshed everyone’s memory of the scene in Pokiri where Mahesh bashes the bulbs out of the goons in the Metro train of Hyderabad. So, they began stating that Mani seems to have used that action episode for his movie. In a way, it’s a smart move because masses connect more to the film through scenes like that.