Athiradi Padai

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

Athiradi Padai in Tamil / Samaram in Telugu (About this soundpronunciation ) 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.[1]


IAS officer chitra(Lakshmi) prepares criminal dossier against Adhiseshan(Puneet Issar).Adiseshan with the help of a politician(Kota srinivasa Rao/Vinu chakravarthy) 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.

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 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
  • Are Changura Changure - SP. Balasubramaniam, Chitra
  • Vennelalo Mallelalo - SP. Balasubramaniam, Chitra
  • Ammadee Ammadee - Ilayaraja
  • Bangaru Podharinta - Ilayaraja
  • Konare Konare - Chitra
  • Ekkadadhi Guvva - SP. Balasubramaniam, Chitra


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]


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  2. ^ "Athiradi Padai Songs". raaga. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
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