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

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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
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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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Cheetah: The Power of One  »

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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 »

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

Grandfather: At this age I don't have a requirement of which is lie and which is truth, what I require is memories that I have many because of your presence.
Grandfather: If you win comeback, If you lose make sure that I do not get to know that you have lost.
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Remade as Ek: The Power of One (2009) See more »

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awesome movie best direction good music brilliant action sequences
11 August 2011 | by (India blore) – See all my reviews

Athadu is a mass entertainer with class elements. when i first saw the trailer i tought its a action packed movie later when i watched d movie I realized its a family oriented cinema with action sequences. the best part in d movie is mahesh's acting, Trivikrams direction, screen play and Dilogues!.. coming to story part Nandu (mahesh) is a professional killer who would do anything for money is involved in a virtual assassin deal but things go wrong n he is into a family with wrong identity what turns n twists take place forms the crux of d story! will Nandu solve problems r not is d question?...music by Mani Sharma is good , back ground score is too good!...title song is awesome!...choreography by RajuSundaram is excellent..stunts by Vali worth mentioning!... rest of d actors did well too especially Prakash raj, Nasser and thanikellabarani were amazing!..action sequences r d best in d movie... technically a brilliant movie in Tollywood industry.. finally my verdict good movie a must watch...my rating 9/10 for acting 10/10 for direction 9/ 10 for music ...


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