A parsimonious Barbar must flee from the Police after meeting with a look-alike gangster.


(as Mahendran),


(dialogues), (lyrics)

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Credited cast:
Johnny / Jani / Johny / Vidyasagar (as Rajnikanth)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
K. Balaji ...
Johnny's dad (as Balaji)
Padma (as Deepa)


Counting every Naya Paisa like a miser, Jani, makes a living as a Barbar from 8am to 7pm. His life is enlivened by the entry of gorgeous Padma, who he hires as his maid, and eventually falls in love with. His life undergoes changes drastically after he finds out that Padma has fallen in love with another male; and the entry of his look-alike, Johny - a gangster! Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

15 August 1980 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny/Jani  »

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A.M.P. (All My People) [Drums] by M.I.A. sampled the song Aasaiya Kaathula Thoothu Vittu. See more »


Chhedi Meri Sargam
Performed by Asha Bhosle
Lyrics by Brij Bihari
Music by Ilaiyaraaja, Master Sonik, Om Prakash Sonik
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Mahendran's classic
20 January 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Mahendran is in par with Sathyajit Ray. Simplicity of story telling and bringing that out in the camera is a rare art. Influenced by Satyajit Ray, Mahendran did bring to the Tamil industry a classic collection of his movies. Jhonny is one of the classics that illustrates the life pattern of two characters who look alike and how their actions affect each other.This undoubtedly is a classic of south Indian cinema. Portrayal of a twin role in a movie has never been handled so effortlessly and artistically. This movie has real good camera work as the shots are very simple and gel in well with the flow of the movie. Mahendran has an aesthetic sense and shapes his characters very beautifully, the songs in this movie are also very limited and are used only in places where they are required, this again is a very rare phenomenon in Tamil cinema. This is a must see for serious movie buffs.

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