May 9, 2007 (India)
| 4.8/10 |
| Harish Shankar, Paruchuri Brothers|
9 May 2007 (2007-05-09)
Siddharth (Srikrishna), Ileana D'Cruz (Satya), Sarath Babu, Brahmanandam
Aata (translation: Game) is a 2007 Telugu film starring Siddharth Narayan and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles. M. S. Raju produced this film while V. N. Aditya directed the project. This film was released on 9 May 2007. It was a moderate success at the box office.The film was remade in Bengali as Kellafate (2010).
Srikrishna (Siddharth) was an easygoing young chap who lives in a village along with his father(Sarath Babu), who runs a theater. Krishna wants to lead his life like a hero, just as in movies played in his father's theater. He meets Satya (Ileana) in a carnival and immediately falls for her. He helps her to escape from hooligans and takes her to a safe place. They spent some time together and Satya too gets connected with him. She reveals that she is escaping from a proposed marriage with a politician's son Vicky (Munna). Vicky rapes n kills her friend on new year's eve and gets released by court as an innocent, using his political influence. Frustrated, Satya tries to hit him with a stone and when he sees her, he becomes infatuated with her and wants to marry her irrelevant of her consent.
He and his parents blackmail Satya's parents and arrange their wedding. Satya narrowly escapes from a train and try to get to her aunt's house when she meets Krishna. She asks him to marry her and go to some safe place where Vicky can't find them. But Krishna takes her to Vicky and gains his confidence. He starts game using Vicky as pawn and tells him to gain Satya's confidence. They play with him and meanwhile Vicky befriends Krishna and starts to tell his secrets. Finally one day, while inebriated, Vicky reveals to Krishna that he killed Satya's friend and escaped punishment. Krishna records that and gives it to a commissioner who was waiting for an evidence to convict Vicky. Finally Vicky gets arrested and Satya and Krishna get married with their parents blessings.Siddharth Narayan as Srikrishna
Ileana D'Cruz as Satya
Munna as Vicky
Sarath Babu as Srikrishna's father
Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao as Satya's father
Sunil as Vicky's brother-in-law
Brahmanandam as priest
Jaya Prakash Reddy as Vicky's father
Sayaji Shinde as police inspector
Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam as Manik Chand
Anuradha as Vicky's mother
Gundu Hanumantha Rao as priest
Narsing Yadav as Vicky's henchman
Prabhas Srinu as thief
The music and soundtrack of the movie was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. And the lyrics were written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, Chandrabose."Aata" - Shankar Mahadevan
"Hoyna" - Karthik, Chitra
"Yela Yela" - Sunitha, Smita
"Ninu Choostunate" - Siddharth, Sumangali
"Muddulata"- Udit Narayan
"Kakinada Kaaja" - Tippu, Gopika Poornima
Some critics noted that the plot closely follows the plot of the Pawan Kalyan's film Gudumba Shankar. Aata did very well commercially but content was pretty average.
The movie was dubbed into Tamil as Gillida, and in Hindi as Aaj Ka Great Gambler, and in Oriya as Hero.
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