|Directed by||Krishna Vamsi|
|Produced by||Sunkara Madhu Murali|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
Khadgam (English: Sword) is a 2002 Telugu language film produced by Sunkara Madhu Murali and directed by Krishna Vamsi for Karthikeya Movies. The movie was released on 29 November 2002 and was successful. It features Ravi Teja, Srikanth, Prakash Raj, Sangeetha, Sonali Bendre and Kim Sharma. The music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. Lyrics were penned by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, Suddala Ashok Teja and Shakti. The song "Nuvvu Nuvvu" was a hit. The movie introduced Shafi, Subba Raju and Model Vasu as villains. it was dubbed in Hindi as Marte Dam Tak, and in Tamil as Manik Baasha. In 2005 K. Subash remade the movie in Hindi titled Insan, with Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar and Tushar Kapoor.
Koti (Ravi Teja) is a wannabe film actor. He wants to be called ''Babu''. Amjad (Prakash Raj) is a driver as well as a devout Muslim and is equally patriotic about India. His younger brother Azhar has been missing for the past year.
The cops of Hyderabad arrest an ISI terrorist Masood. In a bid to get him released, Pakistani authorities train Azhar (brother of Amjad) and send him to Hyderabad to create riots and create communal tension. Azhar came to Hyderabad and stays with his brother Amjad. His secret activities include devising and executing a plan to release Masood.
Radha Krishna (Srikanth) is a sincere and efficient police officer. He hates Pakistan for intimate reasons. It is later revealed in a flashback that Radha Krishna's ladylove Swathy (Sonali Bendre) was killed by ISI forces. The rest of the story includes how these three protagonists prevent the terrorist Masood from fleeing to Pakistan.
- Ravi Teja as Koti
- Srikanth as Radhakrishna
- Prakash Raj as Amjad
- Sonali Bendre as Swathi
- Kim Sharma as Pooja
- Sangeetha as Seetmahalakshmi
- M S Narayana
- Ahuti Prasad
- Shafi as Azhar
- Subba Raju
- Brahmaji as Captain
The film won many awards listed below:
|2002||Sunkara Madhu Murali||Best Film on National Integration and Communal Harmony||Won|
|Krishna Vamsi||Nandi Award for Best Director||Won|
|Prakash Raj||Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|P. Ranga Rao||Nandi Award for Best Art Director||Won|
|Kishore||Nandi Award for Best Makeup Artist||Won|
|Ravi Teja||Nandi Special Jury Award||Won|
|Krishna Vamsi||Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu||Won|
|Sangeetha||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Won|
|Shafi||Filmfare Award for Best Villain – Telugu||Won|
|Soundtrack album by Devi Sri Prasad|
|Released||10 October 2002|
|Producer||Sunkara Madhu Murali|
|3.||"Aha Allari"||Chitra, Raquib||4:15|
|4.||"Khadgam"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:50|
|5.||"Govinda Govinda"||Sri, Devi Sri Prasad||4:32|
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