Sengottai (film)

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Sengottai DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byC. V. Sasikumar
Produced byR. B. Choudary
Written byC. V. Sasikumar
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographyV. Manikandan
Edited byB. Ramesh
Release date
19 April 1996
Running time
150 minutes

Sengottai (English: Red Fort) is a 1996 Tamil language action film directed by C. V. Sasikumar. The film features Arjun Sarja, Meena and Rambha in lead roles. The film, produced by R. B. Choudary, had musical score by Vidyasagar and was released on 19 April 1996. The film bombed at the box-office.[1][2][2][3]

The film was later dubbed into Telugu as Errakota,[4] and Hindi as Neerja.[5]


Thirumoorthy (Rajan P. Dev), a corrupt politician, dreams to become the prime minister and hires a terrorist to kill the current prime minister. In jail, Sekhar (Arjun Sarja) is engaged by a terrorist and they escape from the jail. He reveals that he is a police officer, kills the terrorists and catches the leader. He is then praised for saving the prime minister by his superiors.

Yamuna (Rambha) is in love with Sekhar. Nilakantha (Delhi Ganesh), an orthodox Brahmin, is Sekhar's father (Vijayakumar) best friend and Sekhar's father decides to marry his son to Nilakantha's daughter Meena (Meena). Franka, a French citizen, lives with them to learn about their culture. Sekhar also falls in love with Yamuna and his father accepts for his marriage. Sekhar has the mission to find Franka who supposed to be lost. A killer misses to kill Sekhar and kills Yamuna.

Sekhar goes to Nilakantha's house and it was empty. Meena is now in jail for killing Franka. Sekhar invites Thirumoorthy for Gandhi

Jayanthi in jail and Meena attempts to kill him. The same killer who killed Yamuna tries to kill Meena but Sekhar saves her and kills the killer. Sekhar enquires Meena and she reveals the truth.

Franka handbag got robbed with her passport inside it. Meena and Franka complained at the police station. Franka was called at the police station but Thirumoorthy raped her and she died. Thangamani (Anandaraj), a police officer, promised to Meena to arrest the culprit and he first prevented his partner Thirumoorthy. Thangamani arrested Meena and the villagers humiliated her family, Meena's family have self-immolated.

Sekhar married Meena in the jail and Meena is released on bail. Sekhar is unable to arrest Thirumoorthy because it would be a black mark for his country. Thangamani refuses to provide information to Sekhar so he beats Thangamani. Thangamani reveals all about Thirumoorthy, however, a hitman kills Thangamani and kidnaps Sekhar. Thirumoorthy threatens Sekhar to kill his father and his wife if he doesn't kill the prime minister himself.

Despite, Sekhar is escorted by Thirumoorthy's henchmen in the plane, he manages to escape from the plane. He finds the place where his father and his wife are sequestrated, and saves them.

To save the prime minister, Sekhar finds the sniper and kills him. Thirumoorthy decides to kill the prime minister but Sekhar saves him and kills Thirumoorthy.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelLucky Audio

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Vidyasagar. The soundtrack, released in 1996, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Vairamuthu, Muthulingam and Pazhani Bharathi.[6][1][7]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Boomiyea Boomiyea' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 5:19
2 'Paadu Paadu' K. S. Chithra 4:36
3 'Uchchi Muthal Patham' Mano, Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik 5:06
4 'Vennilave Velli Poove' Mano, K. S. Chithra 4:06
5 'Vinnum Mannum' Mano, Swarnalatha 4:35


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  3. ^ "Tamil Movie News--Pudhu Edition 2". 17 January 1997. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
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