Azad (2000 film)

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Azad
Azad telugu.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by Thirupathisamy
Produced by C. Ashwini Dutt
Written by Paruchuri Brothers (dialogues)
Screenplay by Thirupathisamy
Yandamuri Veerendranath
Bhupathi Raja
Crazy Mohan
Feroz Bhagat
Maharajan
Story by Thirupathisamy
Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni
Soundarya
Shilpa Shetty
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography Chota K. Naidu
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Production
company
Release date
  • 29 September 2000 (2000-09-29)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Azad (Telugu: ఆజాద్, English : Independent) is a 2000 Telugu, Patriotic film, produced by C. Ashwini Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies and directed by Thirupathisamy. Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Soundarya, Shilpa Shetty in the lead roles and music composed by Mani Sharma with adapted screenplay by Yandamuri Veerendranath. The film was released on 29 September 2000. The film recorded as Hit at box-office. The film had completed 100 days run in 4 Centres. The film was dubbed into Hindi as Mission Azaad and into Tamil as Gurushethram. Also the film was remade in Tamil as Velayudham starring Vijay and was released on 2011.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Anjali (Soundarya) is a journalist who witnesses the murder of a senior journalist carrying crucial evidence about a mafia don. Anjali is on a mission to sue this criminal Deva, who is responsible for the murder. Anjali is also harassed by the misdeeds of Deva (Raghuvaran), the most influential person in the region, who runs Hindu Seva Samithi but, in reality, an undercover Islamic militant, on a mission to release their terrorist group head imprisoned by the state administration. Deva is apparently a Hindu devotee who is bent upon teaching Bhagavad Gita to every human he meets. Anjali happens to see an accident in which a bunch of Deva's henchmen die. She takes this opportunity to create & glorify a fictional character called 'Azad'. She writes a letter that Azad has done this assassination to end crime in the city & state. Word spreads like wildfire that there is a Man called 'Azad' who is the Rescuer of the common man.

A humble and intelligent guy called Chandra Sekhar Azad (Akkineni Nagarjuna) from Rajahmundry, has a widowed mother, a beautiful sister and a cute fiancee, Kanaka Mahalakshmi (Shilpa Shetty) to take care of. As his sister's marriage is fixed, Azaad goes to Hyderabad to get the five lakhs he saved in a chit fund company. There he happens to be involved in a few bomb blasting incidents and rescue incidents and avoids all the bomb blasts & crime without his knowledge. People start to think that he is the "Azad". Anjali meets him and explains him about her mission of ending crime in the state.

However, Azaad is more interested in retrieving money from Chit fund Company and going back to Rajahmundry to participate in his sister's marriage, refuses to enact the role and take the responsibility of legendary character Azaad. But later on, the chit fund company turns out to be bogus which was managed by Deva, to generate finance for smuggling of ammunition to Pakistan. By looking at victims of the chit fund company committing suicide, Azaad wears the mask of 'Azad' to stop Deva's Mission. All these incidents make Deva extremely frustrated while Deva kills & blasts Azad's sister at her wedding. Azad also comes to know that Deva is not a Hindu, but a Muslim Kashmiri terrorist who is on a mission to destroy India.

Deva demands the state administration for release of their militant leader in exchange for the lives of Train passengers hijacked by Deva en route Pakistan via Punjab, India. And the rest of the plot deals with how Azaad banishes Deva and his gang of Militants.[3]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Azad
Film score by Mani Sharma
Released 2000
Genre Soundtrack
Length 28:56
Label Supreme Music
Producer Mani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Yuvakudu
(2000)
Azad
(2000)
Vamsi
(2000)

The music was composed by Mani Sharma. Music released on SUPREME Audio Company. Music released on SUPREME Music Company.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Koila Koila" Suddala Ashok Teja Abhijeet Bhattacharya 4:30
2. "Kala Anuko" Veturi Sundararama Murthy Hariharan, Mahalakshmi Iyer 5:21
3. "Chemma Chekka Chemma Chekka" Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra, Harini 4:32
4. "So So Sonare" Chandra Bose Udit Narayan, Vasundhara Das 4:47
5. "Sudigaalilo" Veturi Sundararama Murthy Hariharan, K. S. Chithra 5:08
6. "Hai Hai Nayakaa" Veturi Sundararama Murthy Sukhwinder Singh, K. S. Chithra 4:24
Total length: 28:56

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azad (film)". http://www.in.com/. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Telugu Cinema - Azad Review". 

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