Rocky is a 2021 Indian Tamil language action crime film written and directed by debutant Arun Matheswaran. Produced by RA Studios and distributed by Rowdy Pictures, the film stars Vasanth Ravi, Bharathiraja and Raveena Ravi in the lead roles, and the music for this film is composed by Darbuka Siva.
The film released on 23 December 2021 and received positive reviews from critics and audience, where it ran for 50 days and became a critical and commercial success at the box office.
Rocky is a hitman, who is released from prison where he learns that his sister Amutha has left the city and stays at his friend Mahalingam’s house, where he enquires a gangster named Samy about Amutha, but to no avail. Mahalingam finds through Nadarajan that Amudha is in Sellur, which he informs to Rocky. Meanwhile, A flashback reveals that he lived with his mother Malli and Amutha in Madras. He worked with a drug smuggler named Manimaran. Malli objected to his decision for working with Manimaran, as her husband had worked and lost his life working with Manimaran. Rocky heads to Sellur where he meets a pregnant Amutha, who berates him for his mistakes but reconciles with him.
Suddenly, Manimaran’s henchman, along with an Inspector arrive, where they knock Rocky and kill Amutha. He awakens alongside Nadarajan, who learns about the incident. They reach the Inspector’s hideout and brutally kill the Inspector and the henchmen. Rocky heads to Samy’s lodge where he tortures Samy’s assistant, who reveals Manimaran’s location in an abandoned construction site in Meenjur, He also kills him afterwards. They reach the site only to fight with the goons resulting in Nadarajan being killed. He kills most of the goons including Samy, where he confronts Manimaran, only to learn that they killed Amutha’s husband.
Amutha’s daughter is the only lone survivor where she is held by Manimaran’s right-hand Thanraj at knifepoint. Rocky escapes along with Amutha’s daughter after knocking Manimaran and Thanraj where they leave for Malli’s village in Tamil Eelam. It is revealed again in a flashback that he killed Manimaran’s son when Manimaran’s son was jealous of him who took over the consignment and was berated by Manimaran, due to which Manimaran’s son killed Malli. During the journey, Rocky learns about his niece name: Malli, who was name after Malli and a bond grows between them.
Thanraj kills Mahalingam and traces Rocky and Malli in Dhanushkodi, where he tries to kill him, but Rocky kills him by stabbing his eyes with a sharp object and kills the remaining henchmen. While reaching Dhanushkodi, Rocky faces Manimaran and the entire criminal fraternity of Madras where he kills all of them using a M134 Minigun, which was actually a part of the consignment secretly kept by Rocky. With no one else to trouble him as Manimaran committed suicide, Rocky along with Malli leaves on a boat en route to Malli’s village, where Malli ask Rocky that if she could tell a story about an eagle.
Directed by Arun Matheswaran
Written by Arun Matheswaran
Produced by C. R. Manoj Kumar
Starring Vasanth Ravi, Bharathiraja, Raveena Ravi
Cinematography Shreyaas Krishna
Edited by Nagooran Ramachandran
Music by Darbuka Siva
Production RA Studios
Distributed by Rowdy Pictures
Release date December 23, 2021 (India)
Running time 121 minutes