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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 into Hindi as Return of Khuda Gawah in 2010.[1][2][3][4][5]

Gajendra
Gajendra DVD cover.jpg
Official DVD cover
Directed bySuresh Krishna
Produced byV. A. Durai
Written byLiyakath Ali Khan (dialogues)
Story byK. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Based onSimhadri
by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Starring
Music byDeva
CinematographyV. Prathap
Edited byK. Thanigachalam
Production
company
Tamilanai Cine Creation
Release date
22 September 2004
Running time
158 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

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

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was shot at locations in Rameswaram, Pushkarani, Tiruchandur, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai 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]

SoundtrackEdit

Gajendra
Soundtrack album by
Released26 August 2004
Recorded2004
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length24:02
LabelFive Star Audio
ProducerDeva
Deva chronology
Jaisurya
(2004)
Gajendra
(2004)
Maha Nadigan
(2004)

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 26 August 2004, features 5 tracks but only two songs are placed in the film.The lyrics written by Kabilan and Pa. Vijay.[7]

Track-List
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Gaja Varanda"KabilanSri Ram5:22
2."Unnai Paartha"Pa. VijayS. P. B. Charan, Sharmila4:38
3."Erumbu Onnu"Pa. VijayKarthik, Anuradha Sriram4:39
4."Ammavum Naane"Pa. VijaySrinivas4:43
5."Oorukku"Pa. VijayDeva5:13
Total length:24:02

ReceptionEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gajendra". popcorn.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. ^ "BizHat.com — Gajendra Review". movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Indiaglitz — Gajendra Tamil Movie Movie Review". indiaglitz.com. 22 September 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Movie Review : Gajendra". sify.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  5. ^ "The Hindu : Entertainment / Film Review : "Gajendra"". hindu.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20050210174737/http://chennaionline.com/film/onlocation/gajendra.asp
  7. ^ "Gajendra - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 1 January 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2018.