Renigunta (film)

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Directed by R. Panneerselvam
Produced by (S.Mahendra Kumar Jain - Film Fabricators).
Written by R. Panneerselvam
Starring Johnny
Music by Ganesh Raghavendra
Cinematography Shakthi
Edited by Anthony
Release dates
  • December 4, 2009 (2009-12-04)
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office INR6.5 Crore (Chennai)[1]

Renigunta is a 2009 Indian Tamil action written and directed by R. Panneerselvam and starring the actor known as Johnny.[2][3] Renigunta speaks about young criminals and explores the reasons that instigate them to commit crime.


The movie begins in Madurai where a young boy Sakthi (Johnny) leads a happy life with his parents. A shocking incident changes his life. His parents are murdered by an anti-social and Johnny is forced to go to prison, where he is tortured. He comes across four criminals in the prison - Pandu aka Pandurangan (Nishanth), Dabba aka Prem Kumar (Theepetti Ganeshan), Mari (Thamizh) and Michael (Sundeep). They sympathise with Sakthi, who seeks solace in their company. These hardcore criminals break loose from the prison and help Sakthi take revenge on his parent's killers. They decide to go to Mumbai where they plan to become big gangsters. But fate has other plans. They land at Renigunta where they come across Bunker (Bunker), who acts as mediator between contract killers and clients.[4]

At Renigunta, these boys get the acquaintance of Sardar (an influential don) through Bunker. After a successful murder in the town, Sardar takes these boys seriously. Meanwhile, Sakthi comes across a dumb girl (Sanusha) in the neighbourhood. After a few encounters, romance blossoms between them. But the girl's the brother plans to push her to flesh trade. Taking pity on Sakthi, his friends decide to help him elope with the girl, but only after completing a murder for Sardar.[5]

But all plans go haywire when they execute their murder plans. Sakthi loses a couple of friends in front of his eyes. An angry Sakthi turns to Sardar for help. But Sardar flees from the place. Sakthi eventually teaches him a lesson by bumping him off.shakti one day calls at the dumb girl's house persuading her to elope with him.Later on the gang is found and been chased by the police,but only sakthi manages to escape the clutches of the police,he runs and hides in a train and the train starts moving,believing that now none can get hold of him, he leans out of the train door dreaming of his lady love(dumb girl)but to his shock he is shot dead as soon the train reaches a station.while his body is being carried off by the pollice officials, the dumb girl is waiting for Sakthi in the railway station in vain.