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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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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 ... 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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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

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Details

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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first movie in combination of actor Mahesh babu and director trivikram srinivas. It is an action thriller collected approximately INR220 million (US$3.5 million) in its total run, thus becoming the sensational hit of 2005 in Tollywood. It is the first Telugu film dubbed in Poland which received an overwhelming response over there. 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

CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad: If Siva Reddy is died, you will become Chief Minister. How can you become Chief Minister by killing him. I pity you for not getting such a small logic.
CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad: Why did you shoot him? How much did you take? Tell me...
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Connections

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

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A film with suspense and sensible dialogues
11 March 2008 | by jetjumbo10See all my reviews

The film starts with a note of suspense, with the local party leader getting killed by the hero. The film is about how he finds the actual culprit. In the process, he gets into a lovable family and loves the hospitality shown by the members of the family. The film has an excellent cast with everyone preforming their role with sensibility. The act of Mahesh Babu and Prakash Raj is note-worthy. although, the film starts off with a sequence of criminal acts, it enters into a family drama afterwards. Thrivikram has done an excellent job with his dialogues. He also earned good name with his directional skills. As a whole, its a worth watch film for everyone. Already it has bagged good part of audience and hope it continues


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