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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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Cast

Credited cast:
... Nanda Gopal / Nandu / Pardhu (as Mahesh)
... Puri
... CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad
... Malli
... Bajji Reddy
... Grandfather (as Nasser)
Giri Babu ... (as Giribabu)
... Kittu - jaffa
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ajay ... Siva Reddy's Son
Tanikella Bharani ... Naidu
... Bujji
... 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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Also Known As:

Cheetah: The Power of One  »

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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 »

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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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 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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