Azad (Telugu: ఆజాద్, English : Independent) is a 2000 Telugu thriller film produced by C. Ashwini Dutt on Vyjayanthi Movies banner, directed by Thirupathisamy and written by Yandamuri Veerendranath. Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Soundarya, Shilpa Shetty in the lead roles and music composed by Mani Sharma. The film recorded as Super Hit at box-office. 
The film was released on 29 September 2000 to positive reviews and became an instant hit at the box office. The film completed successful 100 day run in Hyderabad. The film was dubbed into Hindi as Mission Azaad and into Tamil as Gurushethram.Also remade in to Tamil as “Velayudham” starring Vijay ,Jenelia and hansika Motwani.