|Directed by||Krishna Vamsi|
|Produced by||Sunkara Madhu Murali|
|Written by||Krishna Vamsi |
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
Khadgam (transl. Sword) is a 2002 Indian Telugu-language action drama film directed by Krishna Vamsi and produced by Sunkara Madhu Murali under Karthikeya Movies. It features Srikanth, Ravi Teja, Prakash Raj, Sonali Bendre, Sangeetha Krish and Kim Sharma in the prominent roles with music composed by Devi Sri Prasad.
Koti (Ravi Teja) is a wannabe film actor. He wants to be called Babu. Amjad (Prakash Raj) is a driver as well as a devoted 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 love Swathy (Sonali Bendre) was killed by ISI forces. The rest of the story includes how these three protagonists prevent terrorist Masood from fleeing to Pakistan.
- Srikanth as Radhakrishna
- Ravi Teja as Koti
- Prakash Raj as Amjad
- Sonali Bendre as Swathi (Voiceover by Ramya Krishnan)
- Kim Sharma as Pooja
- Sangeetha as Seethamahalakshmi
- Uttej as Koti's friend
- Pavala Syamala as Seethamahalaksmi's mother
- Ahuti Prasad as Swathi's father
- Shafi as Azhar
- Prudhvi as 30 Years Industry
- Brahmaji as Captain
- Raghu Babu
- M S Narayana
|2002||National Film Awards||Best Film on National Integration and Communal Harmony||Sunkara Madhu Murali||Won|||
|Nandi Awards||Nandi Award for Best Director||Krishna Vamsi||Won|||
|Nandi Award for Best Art Director||P. Ranga Rao||Won|
|Nandi Award for Best Makeup Artist||Kishore||Won|
|Nandi Special Jury Award||Ravi Teja||Won|
|Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu||Krishna Vamsi||Won|||
|Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Sangeetha||Won|
|Filmfare Award for Best Villain – Telugu||Shafi||Won|
The soundtrack is composed by Devi Sri Prasad and lyrics are written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, Suddala Ashok Teja and Shakti. The song "Govinda Govinda" is based on Adnan Sami's "Lift Karade".
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||10 October 2002|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
|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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