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

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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
Srinivasa Rao Kota ...
Bajji Reddy
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Giribabu
Brahmanandam ...
Kittu - jaffa
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
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Siva Reddy's Son
Tanikella Bharani ...
Naidu
Brahmaji ...
Bujji
Rahul Dev
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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This is the first movie in combination of actor Mahesh babu and director trivikram srinivas. It is an action thriller collected approximately INR220 million (US$3.5 million) in its total run, thus becoming the sensational hit of 2005 in Tollywood. It is the first Telugu film dubbed in Poland which received an overwhelming response over there. See more »

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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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CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad: If Siva Reddy is died, you will become Chief Minister. How can you become Chief Minister by killing him. I pity you for not getting such a small logic.
CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad: Why did you shoot him? How much did you take? Tell me...
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Remade as Ek: The Power of One (2009) See more »

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One of the Best Screenplay
14 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Telugu movies I have watched in a long time. The credit goes to Trivikram, the writer and the director of the movie. Also, another strong aspect of this movie is its Lyrics. Sirivennela has penned excellent songs for this movie. This is a decent movie and probably not aimed at the mass audience. The lead lady role is played by Trisha. Trisha scored 100% in this movie. Also, Tanikella Bharani added his experience to the Naidu role. The is one movie I have seen multiple times, every time the movie looks anew - especially the songs. I did not expect a Telugu movie on par with international standards as far as the cinematography and choreography. Music director has done an excellent job. A must see movie.


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