Athanokkade is a 2005 Telugu rom-com-action film directed by Surender Reddy, starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Sindhu Tolani, and Ajay. The movie was produced by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram himself under his home production banner N.T.R Arts. The movie opens with a gang getting beaten up by the protagonist Athanokkade Kalyan (played by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram), who is a mechanic and comes across as a rough and tough guy. Kalyan's goal in life is to create a better future for himself and fulfill his dreams of becoming successful. His father, played by veteran actor Raja Ravindra, is a simple man who runs a small transport business and is proud of Kalyan's independent personality. But his mother, portrayed by veteran actress Sudha, wants him to get married and settle down.
Kalyan goes for an interview at the company owned by Prakash Raj, who plays the role of a rich and influential businessman. At the same time, Kaasi, a gang leader (played by Ajay), wants to forcefully take over Prakash Raj's company. In an attempt to stop Kaasi, Prakash Raj hires Kalyan as his security guard. Sindhu Tolani plays the role of Priya, Prakash Raj's daughter, who starts to fall in love with Kalyan.
As the plot thickens, Kalyan finds himself caught up in the middle of a battle between Kaasi and Prakash Raj. Kalyan decides to take the matters into his own hands and help Prakash Raj in his fight against Kaasi. In the meantime, things start to get complicated between Kalyan and Priya as their love starts to blossom, but Kalyan is still unsure of Priya's intentions.
The movie features some well-choreographed action sequences, with Kalyan Ram showcasing his skills as a fighter. The romantic angle between Kalyan and Priya is also given enough screen time, with some catchy songs and dance numbers choreographed by Raju Sundaram.
The movie culminates in a high-octane action sequence with Kalyan fighting against all odds to defeat the antagonist Kaasi and save the company owned by Prakash Raj. As the movie ends, Kalyan overcomes all the challenges and emerges as the hero, with Priya by his side.
Athanokkade is a well-made, fast-paced, and entertaining Telugu movie that showcases Nandamuri Kalyan Ram's acting skills as well as his action-packed performance. The chemistry between Kalyan Ram and Sindhu Tolani is also worth mentioning. The movie has everything that a typical Telugu cinema fan would enjoy â romance, action, comedy, and drama.
Overall, Athanokkade is a movie that has stood the test of time and still remains a favorite among Telugu movie enthusiasts. It is definitely worth a watch, especially for those who enjoy masala entertainer movies.