Great news! Another Mahesh Babu film for me to watch! Sad news is that Athidi is Mahesh Babu's latest film and released in 2007! What?? According to Wiki, he had no films released in 2008 or any scheduled to be release in 2009. So fans will just have to wait till 2010 to see more of the Prince.
Young, orphaned boy makes a living by trying to earn money in every way that he can -- from selling tea to balloons.
When he meets a young girl, he ends up giving her a free balloon, not making any profit. They befriend each other. While it is storming, she gives him her umbrella. The strong wind blows the umbrella into a dangerous area. He sees a car coming towards it. The little girl and her parents are in the car. In every way possible, he stops them. Later her parents fall in love with him and decides to adopt him. They decide to name him Athidi, meaning "Guest."
While Athidi and the parents are on their way out, a teenager robs them and shoots the parents. He flees while Athidi try to shoot him. Unfortunately, Athidi is blamed for the parents' death. Witnesses only see Athidi with the gun and the dead bodies. The young girl hates him now. All he could find about the murderer is a photo of him. He must seek revenge!
Athidi ends up in jail for 14 years for a crime he didn't commit. He seeks to find the little girl who believes killed her parents. In addition, he must find the real killer, Kaiser.
That's what basically Athidi is about.
Because Athidi was jailed for something he didn't commit, he became this strong, fearles individual. Not once has he forgotten about the killer. Or the love he received from the couple who took him in their house.
Mahesh Babu. That's enough for me to watch this film.
Amrita is a happy-go-lucky girl, always smiling and goofing off.
Amrita Rao is so darn cute. I haven't seen much of her since Main Hoon Naa, even though she had a handful of low-budgeted films.
Murali Sharma plays Inspector Ajay Sastry, who is looking for the criminal, Kaiser, as well. Murali reminds me of a combination of Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan.
A friend sent me a copy of this film. The dvd I received didn't have menu screens, but I was able to do extra research and find the song titles.
Song #1 - "Khabaddarani"
Athidi is a fearless bad-ass
Song #2 - "Khiladi Koona"
Athidi embraces Amrita and she loves it
Song #3 - "Gona Gona"
Amrita in love with Athidi
Song #4 - "Valla Valla"
Athidi and Amrita in love?
Song #5 - "Satyam Emito"
What's the truth? Is Athidi a good or bad guy?
Song #6 - "Rathraina"
Sexy Malaika Arora-Khan as an item girl
Athidi goes find Kaiser at the club
Not really liking Amrita with so much makeup. She's a pretty girl with natural beauty and don't need to be caked-up. On top of that, some outfits reminded me of her Main Hoon Naa style.
Like the girl bond. Too bad it was only in the beginning.
Funny Matix-style scene of Amrita, pointless but fun
From the song, "Valla Valla." When making caps, I caught Amrita wearing sneakers!
Cute scene. Amrita paints a picture of Athidi, not realizing that he is there.
Wow, made more caps of Amrita than Mahesh this time! I think she's soooo cute! Mahesh is not bad either ;P He's so adorable
The wet, rain look is always hot
Didn't really like Mahesh Babu's longer hair. Made him look older. He has this boyish, goofy, sexy look to him. Instead, I didn't see that in this film. He's still adorable, don't get me wrong. He just looked a bit drained-out, to me.
Overall, the film could be a hit or miss. Only watch it if you're a big Mahesh Babu or Amrita Rao fan. There were great moments in the film. However, the film was waaaay too long. It's definitely not a Pokiri or Athadu.