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Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Musical | 10 August 2005 (USA)
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:
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Nanda Gopal / Nandu / Pardhu (as Mahesh)
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Puri
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CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad
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Malli
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Bajji Reddy
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Grandfather (as Nasser)
Giribabu
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Kittu - jaffa
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ajay ...
Siva Reddy's Son
Tanikella Bharani ...
Naidu
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Bujji
Vajja Venkata Giridhar ...
Giri
Gundu Hanumantha Rao
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Storyline

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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Also Known As:

Cheetah: The Power of One  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The DVD version of the movie was released by Aditya Music under its Aditya Video brand and won the best DVD award for its quality and is considered to be one of the highest sold DVD's in Tollywood history. See more »

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Remade as Ek: The Power of One (2009) See more »

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Athadu jindaabaad........
2 January 2007 | by (Dharmavaram,India) – See all my reviews

The movie is been directed so intelligently,that no one is ready to remake it in any other language.Mahesh is the center of attraction of the movie and he is deserved to be the hero of Telugu film industry. Prakash raj,Tanikella Bharani have done a great job in the movie.I am sure that no Telugu director could give a rare thriller like this. Thrivikram is an excellent dialogue-writer and i'm happy that he has given such a tremendous thrilling film to the Telugu people.Manisharma has composed some superb tunes.All songs are well composed and nicely picturised.Sirivennela has penned some sweet lyrics like "odigunna oralona...kadilinchake kurradaana....katthisaamu tho pramaadam... pattu jaarenaa....."It will be very less if i praise the Sirivennela-Trivikram combination.Another highlight of the film is the sharp photography.EFX effects are good.the title song itself indicates how intelligent and courageous Mahesh is.Comedy is pleasing throughout the film. Totally,Athadu is one of the best movies I have seen.


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