Johnny (2018 film)

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Directed byPa.Vetriselvan
Produced byThiagarajan
Written byThiagarajan
Story bySriram Raghavan
Sanchita Shetty
Ashutosh Rana
Sayaji Shinde
Music byRanjan Durairaj
CinematographyM. V. Panneerselvam
Edited byShiva Saravanan
Release date
14 December 2018
Running time
120 minutes

Johnny is a 2018 Tamil action heist thriller film directed by Vetriselvan and produced by Thiagarajan. The film stars Prashanth and Sanchita Shetty in the lead roles, with Prabhu, Anandaraj, Ashutosh Rana, and Sayaji Shinde amongst others in supporting roles. The film is a remake of Johnny Gaddar (2007). Johnny got mixed reviews by film critics and audience.[1]


Shakti (Prashanth), Jai (Prabhu), Prakash (Anandaraj), Ram (Ashutosh Rana) and Shiva (Aathma Patrick) are partners in a happening club in town. One day, Siva goes to Kochi to strike a financial deal with Kalyan (Sayaji Shinde), an intelligent cop. Meanwhile, Shakti and Ramya (Sanchita Shetty), who are in love with each other, hatch a plan to leave the country without informing anyone. Later, the partners get the shock of their life when they learn about Siva's demise, followed by a few more assassinations. Finally, Shakti settles scores with all his partners and pursue his dream of settling down in Canada with Ramya.



In February 2017, Thiagarajan announced that he would produce a film starring Prashanth, which would be directed by debutant Vetriselvan, an erstwhile assistant to director Jeeva Shankar.[2] The film was revealed to be titled Johnny during June 2017, with the makers successfully requesting the makers of the 1980 Tamil film of the same name for permission to reuse the title. Telugu actress Ananya Soni was initially revealed to be cast in the lead female role, but was later dropped.[3][4][5] The film began shoot quietly during the same month, with the new lead actress, Sanchita Shetty revealing that the production was "60% complete" by late July 2017 after a schedule in Chennai.[6] She also stated that the film was a remake of the successful Hindi film Johnny Gaddaar (2007) by Sriram Raghavan, and that other actors including Prabhu, Ashutosh Rana and Sayaji Shinde would feature in key roles.[7]


Times of India wrote "The plot had enough substance for an edge-of-the-seat thriller and the actors were all apt in their roles. But shoddy screenplay, logical loopholes and unimpressive making played spoilsport."[8] The Indian Express wrote "An almost decent neo-noir thriller that falls short in its execution".[9]


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  2. ^ "A mastermind at work". 11 February 2017 – via
  3. ^ "Prashanth's next is 'Johny'". 17 June 2017.
  4. ^ "A Superstar title for Prashanth".
  5. ^ "Prasahanth's next gets a Rajinikanth title - Tamil Movie News -".
  6. ^ "Sanchita Shetty paired opposite Prashanth in Johnny Gaddaar remake".
  7. ^ "Sanchita in the Tamil remake of Johnny Gaddaar - Times of India".
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