Srikanth, Ravi Teja, Prakash Raj, Sonali Bendre, Sangeetha
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A. Sreekar Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad
Sunkara Madhu Murali
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Khadgam story at a glance
Koti (Ravi Teja) is a wannabe film actor. His aim is to become a film hero and to be called as 'Babu' by the industry folks. Amjad (Prakash Raj) is an auto driver and extremely religious person. His younger brother Azhar (Shafi) goes missing in his childhood.
The cops of Hyderabad arrest a dreadful ISI terrorist Masood. Then the ISI team sends Azhar (who gets trained in ISI) to Hyderabad to create riots and communal tension in the city. Azhar comes to Hyderabad and stays with his brother Amjad. Meanwhile he plots for Masood’s release.
Radha Krishna (Srikanth) is a sincere and powerful cop. His ladylove Swathi (Sonali Bendre) gets killed by ISI forces. The rest of the story is how Koti, Amjad and Radha Krishna fight against the ISI forces.
The movie being made a patriotism turned out to be a super hit.
- This is hero Srikanth and director Kirshna Vamsi’s first combination. Later Krishna Vamsi directed Srikanth’s 100th film ‘Mahatama’.
- Sonali Bendre made a cameo role of 15 mins in the movie. She dubbed her voice for the first for a Tollywood film.
- Krishna Vamsi, Sangeeta and Shafi received Film Fare awards in Best Director, Supporting Actress and Villain role respectively.
- The movie is dubbed in Hindi as Marte Dam Tak.
- The song ‘Nuvvu Nuvvu’ was a major hit.
- Ravi Teja’s Govinda Givnda song from this film was inspired by Adnan Sami’s “Lift Karadey’
- In 2005 Krishna Vamsi remade the movie in Hindi with Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar and Tushar Kapoor and was titled Insan.
Awards: This film won 6 Nandi awards and 3 Filmfare Awards as listed below.
- Best Film on National Integration and Communal Harmony - Sunkara Madhu Murali
- Nandi Award for Best Director - Krishna Vamsi
- Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor - Prakash Raj
- Nandi Award for Best Art Director - P. Ranga Rao
- Nandi Award for Best Makeup Artist - Kishore
- Nandi Special Jury Award - Ravi Teja
Filmfare Awards South:
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu - Krishna Vamsi
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu - Sangeetha
Filmfare Award for Best Villain – Telugu - Shafi