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Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Musical | 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 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

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 »

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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 »

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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nice try!
22 April 2006 | by mssp_mssoSee all my reviews

Mahesh babu aiming the telescopic gun for a sniper shot, like it is a shotgun looks too funny! I thought telescopic guns usually come with tripods for a reason. Then i told myself i am watching a telugu movie and ignored it.

Excellent cinematograpgy. But then that hasn't been a problem with telugu cinema off late and we had many movies with good camera work (even some low budget movies). Then whats missing? mahesh babu tries to be jason statham in andhra. its actually digestible..he did a pretty decent job considering his looks are against this kind of role. so what could have made more difference is handling the flow of the movie and the sleekness of it. The outlook of it should match the place where the story is setup. Of course Trivikram is not Maniratnam and then there is this obvious fact that the goal is to make money (in Andhra) and not titillating international audience's taste buds, so much of my whining and cribbing wudnt make sense in the end. But all in all this is a good entertainer and i definitely recommend.


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