|Directed by||R. K. Selvamani|
|Produced by||K. Rajarathnam|
|Written by||R. K. Selvamani|
|Cinematography||M. V. Panneerselvam|
|Edited by||V. Udhayashankar|
R. K. Star Productions
|Distributed by||R. K. Star Productions|
|10 February 1994|
Athiradi Padai in Tamil / Samaram in Telugu (pronunciation (help·info)) is a 1994 bilingual action film directed by R. K. Selvamani. The film features Rahman and Roja in lead roles whilst Suman, Lakshmi, Vijayakumar and Silk Smitha play supporting roles.
The film is loosely based on acid attack on Chandralekha IAS.
IAS officer chitra (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 chitra'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).
- Roja as Bharathi
- Vinu Chakravarthy / Kota Srinivasa Rao
- Vijayakumar as Roja's father
- Silk Smitha
- Puneet Issar as Adiseshan
- Lakshmi as Chitralekha IAS
|1||"Ada Jaangurey"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Muthulingham||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||Muthulingham||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 
|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".
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