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A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mahesh Babu ...
Nanda Gopal / Nandu / Pardhu (as Mahesh)
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Puri
Prakash Raj ...
CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad
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Malli
Srinivasa Rao Kota ...
Bajji Reddy
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Grandfather
Giribabu
Brahmanandam ...
Kittu - jaffa
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ajay ...
Siva Reddy's Son
Tanikella Bharani ...
Naidu
Brahmaji ...
Bujji
Rahul Dev
Vajja Venkata Giridhar ...
Giri
Gundu Hanumantha Rao
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To receive a sympathy vote, a crooked politician plans his own assassination attempt. Nandu is hired to merely wound the politician, but someone else pulls the trigger first. Framed for murder, Nandu flees and meets Pardhu, a man returning home after a long absence. The young man is killed in the police crossfire meant for Nandu. Nandu assumes Pardhu's identity and his new "cousin" has a romantic interest in him... Written by L. Hamre

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Goofs

When Prakash Raj talks to his fellow officer at Nazar's house, he uses the phone on the wrong side(the reverse side) you can clearly see phone screen when he is talking, but that mobile Model is Nokia 9500, it can be used in any direction. In another scene, he opens that mobile like box and speaks directly. See more »

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Nanda Gopal: He who does not have the courage to say the truth does not have the right to lie. I have the courage.
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Remade as Ek: The Power of One (2009) See more »

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Mahesh Babu did it again
10 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With his innocent looks, everyone thought that he could not play professional killer to good extent. But, Mahesh proved his critics wrong once again in this action drama. Though movie started as a pure action oriented, it slowly goes towards family drama. With few hiccups which are quite natural in mainstream cinema, Athadu is a must watch for Mahesh' performance, good music and lavish production values. Kudos to Mahesh. From the other cast, Sonu Sood did not have much scope. Nasser's getup did not suit him much. Veteran actor would have justified the role well. Trisha has nothing different to offer. Director Trivikram shifted to a different genre of movies. He made sure that his talent is exhibited in every shot.


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