Athiradi Padai

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Athiradi Padai
Athiradi Padai.jpg
Directed byR. K. Selvamani
Written byR. K. Selvamani
Produced byK. Rajarathnam
CinematographyM. V. Panneerselvam
Edited byV. Udhayashankar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
R. K. Star Productions
Release date
10 February 1994

Athiradi Padai in Tamil / Samaram in Telugu (pronunciation ) is a 1994 bilingual action film directed by R. K. Selvamani. The film stars Rahman, Suman, and Roja whilst Lakshmi, Vijayakumar and Silk Smitha play supporting roles.[1]


The film is loosely based on acid attack on Chandralekha IAS.

IAS officer chitralekha (Lakshmi) refuses to clear public land at low price to Adhiseshan (Puneet Issar). Adiseshan gave 30 crores to CM Ramachandra Moorthy (Kota srinivasa Rao/Vinu Chakravarthy) Adiseshan tries to halt investigation by throwing acid on chitralekha's face, sending goons to attack her daughter bharathi (Roja), giving sedated chocolate to chitra's younger daughter and humiliating her in public. When the IAS officer refuse to back down, Adiseshan kills her by hanging and make it look like suicide.

Bharathi (Roja) receives a courier containing evidences of Adiseshan and politicians scam. She plans to expose this to public through press meet. But another politician (Mansoor Ali Khan) who promised to help her betrays and her younger sister is raped and killed by Adiseshan. She kills Mansoor Ali Khan in rage and sentenced to prison. She also finds her father (Vijayakumar) is in prison on false case.

In prison, she suffers unnecessary torture at hands of police and finally she joins rahman's gang and uncovers the truth. Finally she kills Adiseshan (Puneet Issar).



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Ada Jaangurey" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Muthulingam 05:43
2 "Ennachi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vaali 05:09
3 "Jing Jikka" Mano, K. S. Chithra 02:47
4 "Katalugu Pappa" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Muthulingam 05:05
5 "Senthaazhum" K. S. Chithra Kamakodiyan 01:12
6 "Vennilavin" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 05:02
7 "Yammaadi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vaali 01:26
Telugu [3]
No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Are Changura Changure" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra Bhuvana Chandra 05:43
2 "Vennelalo Mallelalo" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 05:09
3 "Ammadee Ammadee" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 02:47
4 "Bangaru Podharinta" Ilaiyaraaja, K. S. Chithra 05:05
5 "Konare Konare" K. S. Chithra 01:12
6 "Ekkadadhi Guvva" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 05:02


Malini Mannath of The Indian Express wrote that film "has more of imagination gone astray and less of reality" and "unlike the smooth transition from scene to scene in his earlier films, here the narration is jerky".[4]


  1. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai - தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!". Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Athiradi Padai Songs". Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Songs Download, Telugu MP3 Songs, Telugu Songs - A World Of Music". (in Latin). Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Newspaper". Retrieved 20 July 2021.

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