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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.

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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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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 climax fight sequence was shot for 30 days. The big freeze shots in that fight were shot in 120 cameras simultaneously which were imported from london. 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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Good Work
15 March 2008 | by sakkisaysSee all my reviews

One of the best films made in South-Indian film industry

Of course, it is inspired by a combination of Hollywood flicks like Shooter, The Bourne Series etc., The narration of the story is good. Rich film making, good story background, excellent performances, script, background score - Everything is an asset to this movie..

I would say, the main credit goes to Trivikram Srinivas - The director. Amazing dialogues (literally very good), excellent screenplay and fantastic direction. Mahesh babu, the lead actor, has done his career best. However, the director dominates every aspect of movie including Guhan's good camera work and Mani's music.

Finally, a must watch for a Telugu cine-goer.


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