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Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Musical, 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.

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Trivikram Srinivas
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Cast

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 Ajay ... Siva Reddy's Son
Joy Badlani Joy Badlani ... CBI Officer Siddiqui
Tanikella Bharani 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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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Hindi

Release Date:

10 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheetah: The Power of One See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Connections

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 dilipildjfc2001See 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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