Athidhi (2007)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 52 mins

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Young Amrita Goutham's parents bring home a poor and homeless youth from the streets of Hyderabad, and adopt him. Shortly thereafter, her life is shattered when her parents are killed by this youth. and she goes to live with her brother, and his wife. Years later, she has grown up, and has a niece, Aishwarya. While being chased by some goons, a male named Aditya, comes to her rescue, and she falls in love with him. Amidst nation-wide kidnappings allegedly taking place at the hands of a mysterious assailant, Kaiser, she soon finds out that Aditya is none other than the one who killed her parents and may have returned back into her family's life to kill all of them.

Cast: Amrita Rao, Mahesh Babu

Crew: Reddy Surender (Director), Sameer Reddy (Director of Photography), Mani Sharma (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 19 Oct 2007 (India)

Telugu Name: అతిథి

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Did you know? Athidi had completed 35 days in 400 centres and had grossed 35 crore rupees in just four weeks. Read More
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as Amrita Goutham
as Athidhi / Aditya
as Danny
as Kidnap victim
as Aishwarya's mom
Supporting Actor
as Dancer / Singer
as Special Officer Ajit Shastri
Supporting Actor
as Home Minister
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as S Goutham
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Hero friend
Supporting Actor





Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Art Director






Stunt Director
Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Tamil
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: International Khiladi Returns (Hindi)
Revealing Mistakes
All the graves in the cemetery shown in the movie seem new and freshly painted and even the grave of Amrita's parents looks freshly painted and damage free, despite it being more than a decade since their death.

In one of the scenes where Athidi is talking with Kaiser, he is holding the phone (Nokia N73) upside down. In the first shot the phone is held properly, the subsequent shot, the speaker which is placed at the top on the phone is clearly visible near his chin
Athidi had completed 35 days in 400 centres and had grossed 35 crore rupees in just four weeks.

The sensual Malaika Arora Khan had performed an 'item number' in this movie, dancing to the song "Rathraina".

Rajiv Kanakala and Venu Madhav played cameo roles in this movie.

This movie was remade in Bengali under the title 'Gangster', with Hiran Chatterjee and Rukmini Mitra playing the lead roles.

This movie was a success at the box office and was widely released worldwide with 500 prints.

The movie was dubbed into Tamil as 'Thani Kaattu Raja', and into Hindi as 'International Khiladi: The Iron Man'.