Honest Raj is a 1994 Tamil language action film directed by K. S. Ravi. The film features Vijayakanth, Gouthami, Aamani and Devan in lead roles.Through this film Devan gain fame in negative roles in Tamil Film industry. It marked the debut of Ravi K. Chandran in Tamil cinema. The film, produced by Thiagarajan had music composed by Ilaiyaraaja released to positive reviews on 14 April 1994. It was dubbed in Telugu as Police Commando. The film's title is taken from Vijayakanth's earlier film, Pulan Visaranai.
The film was remade in Hindi as Rakshak with Sunil Shetty and Raghuvaran playing the villain.
'Honest' Raj (Vijayakanth), a police officer in coma for four years, wakes up suddenly. Abhinaya (Gouthami), a new doctor, saves him from killer with Raj's assistant, Velu (Senthil).
Raj lived with his mother Maragatham (Manorama) and took the IPS exam. They shifted to their relative's house in a village. Pushpa (Aamani), a village girl, fell in love with Raj. Raj's best friend, Bharatha (Devan), attempted to suicide after his father's creditors pressured him. Raj saved him and Bharatha lent his printing press company to Pazhani. Raj and Pushpa got married, and he passed the IPS exam successfully. Bharatha found counterfeit money in his factory and he started an illegal business with Pazhani. Bharatha became rich and killed his partners.
Raj came back with his mother, his wife and his son to see his best friend. Raj found an illegal business thanks to Kesavan (Nizhalgal Ravi), a former henchman of Bharatha. Even though Bharatha was his best friend, Raj tried to arrest him. Bharatha killed his wife and his mother. To save at least his son, Raj was hurt by bullets and he lapsed into coma. Gopalakrishnan (Vijayakumar), a veteran police officer, took care of Babloo, Raj's son.
He decides to take revenge and punish the culprit. Bharatha kidnaps Babloo and he threatens to kill him. Raj saves his son and kills Bharatha who doesn't want to surrender and marries Abinaya.
This movie is based on the English Movie "Hard to Kill" starring Steven Seagal.Vijayakanth as 'Honest' RajGouthami as AbhinayaAamani as PushpaManorama as Maragatham, Raj's motherDevan as Bharathan a.k.a. BharathaSenthil as VeluPonnambalam as PandianVijayakumar as GopalakrishnanNizhalgal Ravi as KesavanAjay Ratnam as MuthiahMadhan BobGanapathy Subramaniam as Bablu
The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV. The film was given a "U/A" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1994, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Stunt Coordinator - Rocky Rajesh