Gajendra is a Tamil language action film that was released in 2004. The film was directed by Suresh Krishna, who is known for his work in Tamil and Telugu cinema. The film features Vijayakanth, Flora and Laya in the lead roles. Vijayakanth plays the role of Gajendra, a loyal servant who protects a young girl from her enemies. Flora plays the role of Anjali, the girl who is the heiress of a wealthy family. Laya plays the role of Indu, Gajendra's love interest. The film was produced by V. A. Durai under his banner Ezhil Productions. The music for the film was composed by Deva, a veteran music director in Tamil cinema. The film was released on 17 September 2004 and received negative reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster film Simhadri, which starred Jr. NTR, Bhoomika Chawla and Ankitha in the lead roles. The Telugu film was directed by Rajamouli and was a huge hit at the box office. Gajendra was later dubbed into Hindi as Return of Khuda Gawah in 2010 and was released on television.
The film begins with Gajendra (Vijayakanth) saving a young girl Anjali (Flora) from a group of thugs who try to kidnap her. He takes her to his home and treats her as his sister. He also works as a bodyguard for a rich businessman (Rajeev). Anjali is the daughter of Rajeev's friend who died in an accident. Rajeev wants to adopt Anjali and make her his heir, but he faces opposition from his relatives who want to kill her and take over his wealth. Gajendra vows to protect Anjali from any harm.
Meanwhile, Gajendra falls in love with Indu (Laya), a college student who lives in his neighborhood. Indu is initially annoyed by Gajendra's antics, but soon reciprocates his feelings. However, Indu's father (Rajan P. Dev) is against their relationship and tries to separate them. He also hires a goon named Bheem Singh (Mukesh Rishi) to kill Gajendra. Bheem Singh has a personal grudge against Gajendra, as he was the one who killed his brother in the past.
The film takes a twist when it is revealed that Anjali is not Rajeev's friend's daughter, but the daughter of a dreaded don named Narasimha (Prakash Raj). Narasimha had killed Rajeev's friend and kidnapped Anjali when she was a baby. He wanted to use her as a pawn to blackmail Rajeev and take over his business. However, Anjali escaped from his clutches and ended up with Gajendra. Narasimha sends his men to retrieve Anjali and kill Gajendra. Gajendra fights back and decides to confront Narasimha once and for all.
Gajendra reaches Narasimha's hideout and confronts him. He reveals that he is the son of Narasimha's former partner who was betrayed and killed by him. He also reveals that he was the one who rescued Anjali from Narasimha's men when she was a baby and raised her as his sister. He challenges Narasimha to a fight and defeats him. He then reunites Anjali with Rajeev and tells him the truth about her identity. Rajeev is grateful to Gajendra and accepts him as his son-in-law.
However, Bheem Singh arrives at the scene and shoots Gajendra in the chest. He then tries to kill Anjali and Indu, but Gajendra gets up and kills him with his last breath. He then collapses and dies in Indu's arms. Anjali and Indu cry over his dead body and mourn his loss. The film ends with a montage of Gajendra's memories with them. 061ffe29dd