Gajendra (film)

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Gajendra
Gajendra DVD cover.svg
Official DVD cover
Directed by Suresh Krishna
Produced by V. A. Durai
Written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Based on Simhadri
by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Starring
Music by Deva
Cinematography V. Prathap
Edited by K. Thanigachalam
Production
company
Tamilanai Cine Creation
Release date
22 September 2004
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Gajendra is a 2004 Tamil language action film directed by Suresh Krishna. The film features Vijayakanth, Flora and Laya in lead roles. The film, produced by V. A. Durai, had musical score by Deva and was released on 26 August 2004 to negative reviews. The film is remake of Telugu blockbuster film Simhadri and was later dubbed in Hindi as Return of Khuda Gawah.[1][2][3][4][5]

Plot[edit]

Gajendra (Vijayakanth), an orphan, is adopted and grows up under Azhagarsamy's (Sarath Babu) family care. Azhagarsamy considers him like his own son. Kasthuri (Flora), Azhagarsamy's granddaughter, falls in love with Gajendra. Gajendra takes of a mentally ill girl called Indhu (Laya). The rest of the story is about why he took care of her.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film is being shot at locations in Rameswaram, Pushkarani, Tiruchandrur, Kerala and Hyderabad. A stint of shooting took place at the Ram temple, Hyderabad. There are five fight scenes in the film, choreographed by stunt master Rocky Rajesh. One of them was picturised in the forest areas near Thalakkonam and took 15 days to complete. Yet another fight scene was shot in the Godavari river. It took five days to shoot, in front of a huge crowd. This was the fight scene where a stunt man lost his life in the water.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

Gajendra
Soundtrack album by Deva
Released 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 26:07
Producer Deva

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 2004, features 5 tracks but only two songs are placed in the film.The lyrics written by Kabilan Vairamuthu and P. Vijay.[7][8][9]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 'Gaja Varanda' Sri Ram Kabilan Vairamuthu 4:49
2 'Unnai Paartha' S. P. B. Charan, Sharmila P. Vijay 4:38
3 'Erumbu Onnu' Karthik, Anuradha Sriram 4:39
4 'Ammavum Naane' Srinivas 4:43
5 'Oorukku' Deva 5:13

Reception[edit]

IndiaGlitz.com described the film as a "bad remake".[3] Sify.com said that the film is a "waste of time".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gajendra". popcorn.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  2. ^ "BizHat.com — Gajendra Review". movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Indiaglitz — Gajendra Tamil Movie Movie Review". indiaglitz.com. 2004-09-22. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Movie Review : Gajendra". sify.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  5. ^ "The Hindu : Entertainment / Film Review : "Gajendra"". hindu.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  6. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20050210174737/http://chennaionline.com/film/onlocation/gajendra.asp
  7. ^ "Gajendra Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  8. ^ "Gajendra : Tamil Movie". hummaa.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  9. ^ "Gajendra by Deva". muzigle.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2012-06-02.