Directed by Krishna Vamsi
Produced by Sunkara Madhu Murali
Written by Sathyanand
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography Bhupathi
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Release dates
  • 29 November 2002 (2002-11-29)
Running time
144 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

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.[1] 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.



The film won many awards listed below:

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2002 Sunkara Madhu Murali[2] 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


The soundtrack is composed by Devi Sri Prasad and Lyrics are written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, Suddala Ashok Teja and Shakti.

Soundtrack album by Devi Sri Prasad
Released 10 October 2002 (2002-10-10)
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Aditya Music
Producer Sunkara Madhu Murali
No. TitleArtist(s) Length
1. "Meme Indians"  Honey 7:04
2. "Nuvvu Nuvvu"  Sumangali 5:33
3. "Aha Allari"  Chitra, Raquib 4:15
4. "Khadgam"  S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:50
5. "Govinda Govinda"  Sri, Devi Sri Prasad 4:32
6. "Musugu Veyyoddu"  Kalpana 5:08


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