Janatha Garage (English:People’s Garage) is an 2016 Indian Telugu-language crime film written and directed by Koratala Siva, produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, and C. V. Mohan under their banner Mythri Movie Makers, and distributed by Eros International. The film features Mohanlal and N. T. Rama Rao Jr. in the lead roles, with Nithya Menen, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Devayani, Saikumar, Suresh etc in supporting roles. The story revolves around Anand (N. T. Rama Rao Jr.) an environmental activist who upon staying with his uncle Sathyam (Mohanlal) comes to know about Sathyam’s criminal past. The film released worldwide on 1 September 2016.
The film registered the highest opening for a Telugu film in 2016 and is the third highest Telugu opening of all time, behind Baahubali: The Beginning. The film has garnered two National Film Awards; Special Jury Award for Mohanlal, and Best Choreography for Raju Sundaram at the 64th National Film Awards.
In 2017, the film was dubbed into Hindi as Janta Garage by Goldmines Telefilms Pvt Ltd.
Sathyam (Mohanlal) is a small workshop owner in a village. His brother, Shiva (Rahman) works in Hyderabad and opens a workshop for Sathyam there. The brothers and their faithful allies run the garage happily as Janatha Garage.
One day, a poor man, who is a friend of Sathyam, loses his college-going daughter in a road accident. Sathyam and his friends get to know that she was raped and killed by some goons. They ask Shiva’s friend ASP Chandrashekar’s (Saikumar Pudipeddi) help, but he is helpless as there is no proper evidence against them and also they are highly influential. Then Janatha Garage take the matter in their own hands, kill the goons and make it look like an accident. Chandrasekhar knows this and warns against taking law in their hands as he is worried about the consequences.
Janatha Garage becomes famous among the local people as they believe that they’ll get justice from them. Shiva gets married to a Mumbai-based guy Suresh’s (Suresh) sister and they have a son Anand. One day Mukesh (Sachin Khedekar), a powerful business magnet with lot of criminal dealings and who was also the brother of a goon who was killed by Sathyam, visits and warns him. A few days later, Shiva and his wife get ambushed by Mukesh’s men and both are killed. Sathyam, fearing for Anand’s safety, asks Suresh to take him away from Janatha Garage.