The film went on to become one of the highest grossing films in Tollywood. The script for this movie was loosely based on the book point of impact. Finally we can watch Mahesh babu's Athadu in hindi, this movie released in 2005, and this is the blockbuster of 2005.
Athadu is the best movie in telugu industry. I don't know why this movie take a lot of time in hindi dubbing but now Athadu have dubbed in hindi and we can watch full movie. And it's title named "Cheetah the power of one".
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A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police. Nanda Gopal /Nandu (Mahesh babu) is a professional assassin, and Malli (sonu sood) is his partner. They charge Rs. 1.5 crore per assassination. A party leader, Shiva Reddy (sayaji shindey), wants someone to attempt an assassination on him so that he can get more Sympathy votes in the upcoming election. Shiva Reddy's colleague Baji Reddy (kota srinivasa rao) hooks him up with Nandu for a deal. However, before Nandu can shoot Shiva Reddy, someone else fatally shoots him. Within minutes, police surround the building. Just before the exit of the building, a big car accident occurs on the street with Nandu's car. Nandu assumes that Malli got trapped and died in the accident. So Nandu goes to the top of the skyscraper. With the police behind him and in front of him, he is helpless. Suddenly a train comes and Nandu uses a rope to jump from the skyscraper to the train.
On the train, Nandu meets Pardhu (Rajiv kanakala). Pardhu reveals that he ran away from his village, Basarlapudi, when he was young. Pardhu explains that he is finally returning to his village. Later that same evening, while aiming for Nandu, the police accidentally shoot Pardhu. Nandu escapes and decided to go to Basarlapudi. Thinking that Nandu is Pardhu, Pardhu's family accepts Nandu into their family. Meanwhile, a CBI officer, Anjaneya Prasad (Prakash raj), investigating the murder of Shiva Reddy comes across Nandu alias Pardhu. He suspects Nandu of Shiva Reddy's murder.He tries taking Nandu's fingerprints unconventionally but Nandu outsmarts him. Soon clues lead to Malli but he is dead.
After the marriage of the grand-daughter was over, the CBI come because they find out that Nandu is not Pardhu and suspect that Nandu is the killer. Nandu learns of the situation and flees. After the CBI leave, Nandu returns to explain everything: who is he and how the real Pardhu got killed. At first the family shows no interest in helping Nandu to find the real assassin as they are all shocked but the grandfather (Nassar) helps Nandu by giving him a gun.
Nandu calls Baji Reddy and demands to know who killed Shiva Reddy. At first, Baji Reddy refuses but after Nandu tells him that he recorded their first conservation on the phone, Baji Reddy reveals everything. It was Malli who killed Shiva Reddy for 2 crores. He faked his death by sending a drunkard in the car at the time of the accident. Nandu records this conversation and immediately leaves for the old church, where Malli is. Nandu and Malli meet and Nandu has the gun loaded before Malli. But the same policemen who killed Pardhu barge in. Nandu manages to kill all of them and also kill Malli.
Nandu hands over the recorded cassette to the CBI officer. The CBI officer goes directly to Baji Reddy's office and tells him that he will hand him over to the police. Baji Reddy tells him that he has no concrete evidence. The CBI officer tells him that the tape is evidence enough for Siva Reddy's hot headed son,who has vowed vengeance for his father's death.Trapped without any recourse,Baji Reddy commits suicide. In the last scene, Nandu immerses Pardhu's ashes and the CBI officer lets him go to Pardhu's real family, where he plans to stay forever.
Director - Trivikram srinivas.
Writer - Trivikram srinivas.
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
Nasser - Grandfather
Brahmanandam - Kittu - Jaffa