Vishnu is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar, starring Vijay, Sanghavi and Jaishankar. The music was composed by Deva. Vijay and his mother Shoba sang the song “Thotta Betta Rottu Mela”, the biggest hit song in the film. The film was an average hit at the box office.
Vishnu’s (Vijay) father Thangadurai (Jaishankar) wants to bring up his son as a timid person, but his son desires to explore the world and hates Thangadurai’s overprotection, so he leaves home and goes to work in an estate, claiming that he is an orphan. The estate owner adopts Vishnu as his son. Meanwhile, he falls in love with Radha (Sanghavi). Everything goes fine for him until his adopted father Rajamanikkam (Thalaivasal Vijay) shows a photograph and asks him to kill the person in the photo if he really wants to prove the affection he has for him. The man gives the reason that he wants them killed because he murdered his son. Vishnu agrees immediately but is shocked to see that Thangadurai is in the photo.
Vishnu finds out that Rajamanikkam and Thangadurai had an argument about splitting their properties. Former’s brother-in-law Varadarajan (S. S. Chandran) took advantage of their argument managed to steal the money which was witnessed by Rajamanikkam’s son, Varadarajan kills him and pins the murder on Thangadurai. In the end, baddies are exposed and killed and the friends are united.
Directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar
Produced by M. Bhaskar & B. Balaji Prabhu
Written by Gopu Babu (dialogues)
Screenplay by S. A. Chandrasekhar
Story by Shoba Chandrasekhar
Starring Vijay, Sanghavi, Jaishankar
Music by Deva
Cinematography Viswam Natraj
Edited by M. Vellaisamy
Production Oscar Movies National
Release date 17 August 1995
Running time 150 minutes