Johnny (2003 film)

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Directed by Pawan Kalyan
Produced by Allu Aravind
Written by Pawan Kalyan
Starring Pawan Kalyan
Renu Desai
Music by Ramana Gogula
Cinematography Chota K. Naidu
Shyam Palav
Edited by Yousuf Khan
Distributed by Geetha Arts
KAD Movies
Release date
  • 25 April 2003 (2003-04-25)
Running time
178 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Johnny is a Tollywood sports film released on 25 April 2003, written and directed by Pawan Kalyan. Kalyan also starred in the film, along with Renu Desai. The music was composed by Ramana Gogula.


Johnny (Pawan Kalyan) loses his mother (Geetha) as a kid. He then runs away from his father (Raghuvaran) as he is a chain smoker, a drinker, and doesn't care for his son. Years later, Johnny becomes a martial arts coach. One day, a girl named Geeta (Renu Desai) lodges a complaint on Johnny for beating up a man. Later, Geeta comes to know that it was a misunderstanding. After Geeta apologises, both become friends and eventually get married. After marriage, Johnny finds out that his wife has cancer. Borrowing as much money as he can from his friends, he moves to Mumbai but he is still short.

Johnny learns from a stranger that there are boxing fights every day. At first, Johnny refuses the offer but when he sees the condition of his wife, he accepts the offer and goes through kickboxing competitions to raise money. Geeta's condition deteriorates to a point that Johnny needs Rs. 200,000 overnight. The owner of the boxing fights makes a deal with Johnny that he must fight two professional martial artists to get the amount overnight. The rest is how he defeats them.



The music for the film was composed by Ramana Gogula.

  1. Go Johnny
  2. Dojo Music
  3. Nuvvu Saara
  4. Ravoyi Maa Country ki
  5. Dharmardha Kamamulalona
  6. Cool and Lovely
  7. Naraaz Kaakuraa
  8. Ee Reyi Teeyanidi
  9. Ye Chota Nuvvunna
  10. Naalo Nuvokasagamai

Distribution rights[edit]

Johnny worldwide distribution rights were sold for a record breaking amount of 81.0 million (US$1.2 million).[1] Johnny was released in 325 Theaters worldwide with digital print quality.

Box office[edit]

The film didn't perform well commercially. Its distribution rights were sold for 81 million (US$1.2 million). But the film only collected 70 million (US$1.0 million) share.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Johnny sinks, but Pawan Kalyan remains afloat". 

External links[edit]

Johnny at the Internet Movie Database