Samundi is a 1992 Tamil action film directed by Manoj Kumar. The film features R. Sarathkumar and Kanaka in lead roles. The film, produced by Mogannadarajan and V. Shanmugam, had musical score by Deva and was released on 18 September 1992.
Samundi (R. Sarathkumar), his mother (Varalakshmi) and his little sister Lakshmi (Sangita) shift to a little village. Ponnuthayi (Kanaka), a washerwoman, sympathize with Samundi's family and she eventually falls in love with him. Rajangam (Mansoor Ali Khan) and his brother (Uday Prakash) spread terror among the villagers. One day, the ringing of temple bells and the heralding of the festival throws him into an uncontrollable fit of rage. Ponnuthayi asked the reason of his rage and Samundi tells his tragic past. Samundi prepared his sister Rasathi's wedding and he took her to the temple. There, he clashed with some thugs. In the confrontation, Rasathi was pushed in the lake and drowned. The wedding was cancelled and Samundi's family left his village.
Samundi cannot tolerate anymore the oppression of Rajangam's henchmen so he beats them. The villagers acclaim Samundi and Rajangam feels ridiculed. At Samundi's wedding, a police officer, who is under Rajangam's order, arrests the innocent Samundi. Samundi is released after the villagers' pressure. The angry Samundi runs with a machete in Rajangam's house and finds his sister Rasathi alive and in the widow's clothes. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
The film's shooting was held in Gobichettipalayam, a small town near Coimbatore, which became famous after the tremendious success of Chinna Thambi.
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1992, features 5 tracks, lyrics written by Vaali.
Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express said : "The film offers nothing new in terms of entertainment nor can it keep viewers glued to their seats for long". Despite negative reviews, the film completed a 100-day run at the box-office.