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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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Top Rated Indian Movies #113 | 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mahesh Babu ... Nanda Gopal / Nandu / Pardhu (as Mahesh)
Trisha Krishnan ... Poori
Prakash Raj ... CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad
Sonu Sood ... Malli
Srinivasa Rao Kota ... Bajji Reddy
Nassar ... Grandfather (as Nasser)
Giri Babu Giri Babu ... Poori's father (as Giribabu)
Brahmanandam ... Kittu - jaffa
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam ... Poori's uncle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ajay ... Siva Reddy's Son
Joy Badlani ... CBI Officer Siddiqui
Tanikella Bharani ... Naidu
Brahmaji ... Bujji
Rahul Dev ... Sadhu, a local don
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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Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mahesh Babu has received prestigious Nandi award for his acting in this movie. 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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Remade as Ek: The Power of One (2009) See more »

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Mahesh Babu did it again
10 September 2005 | by subashdownSee 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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Country:

India

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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