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Athiradi vettai(English: Aggression) is a 2011 Indian Telugu action comedy film directed by Srinu Vaitla, featuring Mahesh Babu and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead roles. The film was produced by Ram Achanta, Gopi Achanta and Anil Sunkara under the banner 14 Reels Entertainment. It was written by Srinu Vaitla along with Kona Venkat and Gopimohan. S. Thaman composed the music while K. V. Guhan handled the cinematography after Prasad Murella left the project in mid-way. The film is partially inspired from the 2003 German tragicomedy film Good Bye, Lenin!.

Production began on 28 June 2010 at Hyderabad. The film's shooting began on 22 October 2010 at Turkey and lasted till mid-September 2011. The film was predominantly shot in Hyderabad, with portions of the film also shot in Mumbai, Gujarat, Istanbul, Dubai and Switzerland. The film released on 23 September 2011 in 1600 screens worldwide.

Upon release, the film received positive reviews and was commercially successful. The film was called as "The biggest hit you've never heard of" by The Los Angeles Times.[3] The film collected a distributor share of ₹567 million in its lifetime and grossed more than ₹1 billion in its lifetime making it one of the highest grossers of 2011 in Telugu cinema. The film won seven Nandi Awards, six Filmfare Awards, eight SIIMA Awards and eight CineMAA Awards.

The film was dubbed into Tamil as Athiradi Vettai, into Malayalam as Choodan and into Hindi as The Real Tiger. The film was remade into Bengali as Challenge 2 starring Dev and Pooja Bose in 2012, and into Kannada as Power in 2014 starring Puneeth Rajkumar and Trisha.
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