|Directed by||Prathap K. Pothan|
|Produced by||Ajitha Hari|
|Screenplay by||Prathap K. Pothan|
|Based on||The Miracle|
by Irving Wallace
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
Athma (lit. 'Soul') is a 1993 Tamil language horror film directed by Prathap K. Pothan. The film features Ramki, Rahman, Nassar, Gouthami and Kasthuri in lead roles. The film, produced by Ajitha Hari, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 30 July 1993 to positive reviews.
Raghu (Rahman), an atheist archaeologist, and his father (Vijayachander) went to an isolated village for research. During the research, his father disappears mysteriously and Raghu finds out a strange prophecy: God will come to earth on Purnima day at the Nagakali Amman temple and the people who will submerge completely under the waterfall near the Nagakali Amman temple will be cured of any disease. His colleague Pathma (Vinodhini) informs her blind friend Divya (Gouthami) who is a journalist and the news reaches the public. Pathma is in love with Naveen (Riyaz Khan), who is in the final stages of cancer. Soon, an atheist terrorist group, led by Saravanan (Ramki), try to destroy the temple. Saravanan has a tragic past: his sister and his brother-in-law were a devotee who was brutally killed by the temple's donor. In the meantime, the police officer Hari (Nassar), Divya's brother, is charged with eradicating the terrorist group. Pathma believes in this prophecy, so she marries Naveen and takes him to the temple. Divya compels Hari to come with him to restore her sight and he agrees to do so. Few days before the God's arrival, the Nagakali Amman temple is overcrowded. A race against the clock starts.
- Ramki as Saravanan / Vignesh
- Rahman as Raghu
- Nassar as Hari
- Gouthami as Divya
- Kasthuri as Uma
- Vinodhini as Pathma
- C. R. Vijayakumari as Guhai Amma
- Vijayachander as Raghu's father and Nagalinga Siddhar
- Riyaz Khan as Naveen
- Senthil as Meiyappan
- Vikas Rishi as Vikas
- Vimalraj as Nambiyatri
- Sathyapriya as Naveen's mother
- Sangeetha as Saravanan's sister
- Venniradai Moorthy as Kattabomman
- A. K. Veerasamy as Esakki Muthu
- Chinni Jayanth as Erimalai
- R. S. Sivaji as Shiva
- Subbu Panchu Arunachalam as Anil
- LIC Narasimhan
- Ramesh Khanna
- Thidir Kanniah
- Thalapathi Dinesh
- Vichithra in a special appearance
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Inarul Tharum"||T. N. Seshagopalan||4:56|
|2||"Kannale Kadhal Kavithai"||K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki||4:44|
|3||"Ninaikkindra Paadhaiyil"||S. Janaki||4:13|
|4||"Vaarayo Unnake Saran"||Mano||4:28|
|6||"Vilakku Vaipom"||S. Janaki||5:05|
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