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Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 10 August 2005 (USA)
A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Director:

Trivikram Srinivas
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Credited cast:
Mahesh Babu ... Nanda Gopal / Nandu / Pardhu (as Mahesh)
Trisha Krishnan ... Puri
Prakash Raj ... CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad
Sonu Sood ... Malli
Srinivasa Rao Kota ... Bajji Reddy
Nassar ... Grandfather (as Nasser)
Giri Babu Giri Babu ... (as Giribabu)
Brahmanandam ... Kittu - jaffa
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ajay ... Siva Reddy's Son
Joy Badlani ... CBI Officer Siddiqui
Tanikella Bharani ... Naidu
Brahmaji ... Bujji
Rahul Dev
Vajja Venkata Giridhar ... Giri
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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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Action | Thriller

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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

Mother of Pardhu: He came to see us after ten long years. Why don't you even speak a word to him ?
Grandfather: I've been waiting for him to come home for ten years. Can't he just wait for ten more minutes for me to start speaking ?
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Connections

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

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oh ho.. mahesh babu
18 July 2008 | by angelshalzSee all my reviews

Athadu is about an assassin (Babu) who changes because he realizes the importance of love and family. He gets framed for killing a competitor in a major political election. Therefore, he switches places with Parthu, a decent and friendly man that unfortunately gets murdered on a train. Switching places with Parthu, Nandu starts challenging his own intentions, and not only starts treating Parthu's father as his own, but also falls in love with Poori, a vivacious young woman. What happens when they find out his true identity? Will Nandu get to the bottom of this case and finally get the best of both worlds? Athadu has pretty good special effects and is cleverly taken. It is not my favorite movie but for all Mahesh Babu fans: this is one of his best.


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Country:

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Language:

Telugu

Release Date:

10 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheetah: The Power of One See more »

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2.35 : 1
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