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Directed byRamesh Balakrishnan
Written byRamesh Krishnan
N. Chandra Mohan (dialogues)
Produced byG. Ramesh
G. Suresh
G. Satheesh
CinematographyV. Manikandan
Edited byB. Ramesh
Music byIlaiyaraaja
G. K. Films International
Release date
  • 14 April 1994 (1994-04-14)

Adharmam (transl. Unrighteousness) is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by Ramesh Balakrishnan in his debut. The film stars Murali, Ranjitha and Nassar. It was released on 14 April 1994, Puthandu (Tamil New Year).[1] V. Manikandan debuted as cinematographer from this film.




The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, while the lyrics were written by Vaali and Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

Song Singers
"Dharmam Endru" Ilaiyaraaja
"Muthu Mani" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
"Nooru Vayasu" Ilaiyaraaja
"Oru Pakkam Oru Nyaayam" Ilaiyaraaja
"Inthiran Pole" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
"Thendral Kaatre" Mano
"Vambookara" K. S. Chithra


The Indian Express wrote, "Adharmam is a promising debut from Ramesh Krishnan. [..] His screenplay is clearly etched, and there is confidence and seriousness in his approach".[4] Thulasi of Kalki wrote this film which deals with the subject of sandalwood abduction completely justifies it which makes us wonder whether Veerappan has financed this film. She also felt there were too many fights and most of them were plagiarised but praised the cinematography.[5]


  1. ^ "அதர்மம் / Adharmam (1994)". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 26 December 2023. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  2. ^ a b Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema. British Film Institute and Oxford University Press. p. 516. ISBN 0-19-563579-5.
  3. ^ "Adharmam Tamil Film Audio Cassette by Ilaiyaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 22 October 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  4. ^ Mannath, Malini (22 April 1994). "Hallowed Criminal". The Indian Express. p. 16. Retrieved 7 January 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  5. ^ துளசி (29 May 1994). "அதர்மம்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 54. Archived from the original on 26 December 2023. Retrieved 14 February 2023 – via Internet Archive.

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