Andha Oru Nimidam

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Andha Oru Nimidam
Andha Oru Nimidam.jpg
Directed byMajor Sundarrajan
Written byMajor Sundarrajan
K. Dinakar (dialogues)
Produced byPala. Karuppiah
S. Sampath
StarringKamal Haasan
CinematographyT. S. Vinayagam
Edited byR. Devarajan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Geethakamalam Movies
Release date
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)

Andha Oru Nimidam (transl. That One Minute) is a 1985 Tamil-language thriller film directed and written by Major Sundarrajan. The film features Kamal Haasan and Urvashi while Jayamalini, Thengai Srinivasan and Pandari Bai play supporting roles. The film opened in May 1985 to an average response.[1] The film was later dubbed in Telugu as Dongala Vetagadu (transl. Hunter of Theives).[2]


Kumar (Kamal Haasan), is a lawyer by profession and also actively involved in social work. He falls in love with Vasanthi (Urvashi), a village girl and her grandfather (Srinivaasan) works as house keeper/car driver in Raj Shekhar's (Major Sunderrajan's) house. One day Raj Shekhar murders his friend/partner Madan and cunningly puts the blame on the grandfather who is arrested and put behind bars. He manages to escape from prison one night to kill Raj Shekhar, but is murdered by Raj Shekhar in front of Kumar and Vasanthi instead. Kumar tries his best to prove in court that Raj Shekar is guilty but loses the case as there is no proper proof of Raj Shekar's guilt. Kumar, with the help of Vasanthi start investigating and gathering evidence of the murders of Madan and the grandfather. Kumar's family and his lady love, Vasanthi, are put in danger as he tries to prove Raj Shaekar's guilt. How does Kumar catch the culprit Raj Shekhar? What happenes to the love of Kumar and Vasanthi? The climax reveals all these answers.



Sundarrajan, in addition to directing, also played the main antagonist. A day's production schedule was cancelled because of the assassination of Indira Gandhi.[3]


The film opened in May 1985 to average reviews and performed average at the box office.[4]


Andha Oru Nimidam
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
External audio
audio icon Audio Jukebox (Tamil) on YouTube
audio icon Audio Jukebox (Telugu) on YouTube

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and Tamil lyrics were written by Vairamuthu, Gangai Amaran and Na. Kamarajan.[5] The songs were composed at a place near Aliyar Dam.[3]

Tamil Track-list
1."Alaigalil Midhakkudhu"VairamuthuS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:27
2."Pachondiyyeh Kelada"Gangai AmaranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:28
3."Kaathiruppadhu Pathiruppadhu"Gangai AmaranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malaysia Vasudevan4:30
4."Siriya Paravai"VairamuthuS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki5:50
5."Thevai Indha Paavai"Na. KamarajanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja4:20
6."Nalla Neram Neram"VairamuthuS. Janaki4:04
Total length:27:39
Telugu Track-list
1."Assalu Palikenu"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 
2."Mugisenuraa"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
3."Baatanepud"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, M. Ramarao 
4."Kanulu Paliki"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 
5."A One Kanepilla"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 
6."Naaku Yogam"RajashriS. P. Sailaja 


  1. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai -- தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!".
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "When a shooting halted production of Andha Oru Nimidam". The New Indian Express. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ "The Golden Era of Dr.IR and Dr.SPB".
  5. ^ "Andha Oru Nimidam - Tamil Bollywood Vinyl LP".

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