Andha Oru Nimidam

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

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 in the lead roles 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.[2]

Plot[edit]

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 Kamal and Vasanthi? The climax reveals all these answers.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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

Release[edit]

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

Soundtrack[edit]

Andha Oru Nimidam
Soundtrack album by
Released1985
GenreFeature film soundtrack

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

Tamil Track-list
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Alaigalil Midhakkudhu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 
2."Pachondiyyeh Kelada"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
3."Kaathiruppadhu Pathiruppadhu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malaysia Vasudevan 
4."Siriya Paravai"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 
5."Thevai Indha Paavai"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 
6."Nalla Neram Neram"S. Janaki 
Telugu Track-list
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Assalu Palikenu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 
2."Mugisenuraa"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
3."Baatanepud"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, M. Ramarao 
4."Kanulu Paliki"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 
5."A One Kanepilla"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 
6."Naaku Yogam"S. P. Sailaja 

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cinesouth.com/cgi-bin/filmography/newfilmdb.cgi?name=andhaoru%20nimidam
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fksptRWYarE
  3. ^ a b "When a shooting halted production of Andha Oru Nimidam". The New Indian Express. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.mayyam.com/talk/showthread.php?8541-The-Golden-Era-of-Dr.IR-and-Dr.SPB-225-%E0%AE%85%E0%AE%AE%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%AE%E0%AE%A9%E0%AF%8D-%E0%AE%95%E0%AF%8B%E0%AE%B5%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%B2%E0%AF%8D-%E0%AE%95%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%B4%E0%AE%95%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%95%E0%AE%BE%E0%AE%B2%E0%AF%87-%E0%AE%AA%E0%AE%BE%E0%AE%9F%E0%AE%B2%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%95%E0%AE%B3-3021/page216
  5. ^ https://bollywoodvinyl.in/products/andha-oru-nimidam-tamil-bollywood-vinyl-lp

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