Dharma Yuddham

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Dharma Yuddam
Dharmayudham.jpg
Poster
Directed byR. C. Sakthi
Produced byT. R. Srinivasan
Story byPeter Selvakumar
StarringRajinikanth
Sridevi
Thengai Srinivasan
Major Sundarrajan
Suruli Rajan
S. A. Ashokan
V.Gopalakrishnan
Music byIlayaraja
CinematographyN. Balakrishnan
Edited byG. Radhakrishnan
Production
company
Charusuchithra films
Release date
  • 29 June 1979 (1979-06-29)
Running time
134 Minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Dharma Yuddam is a 1979 Tamil film directed by R. C. Sakthi, a close associate of Kamal Haasan. It stars Rajinikanth and Sridevi in the lead roles. The film was dubbed in Telugu with the same title.[1]This film was a commercial hit in the year 1979.

Plot[edit]

Rajini's parents are killed by Thengai Srinivasan. He is adopted and brought up by a rich man. After many years Rajini finds out that Thengai Srinivasan has been stealing body parts, especially eyes. How Rajini takes revenge on him forms the crux of the story.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ilaiyaraaja's music was a major highlight of this film, especially the songs "Aagaya Gangai" (rendered by Malaysia Vasudevan and S. Janaki) and "Oru Thanga Rathathil", rendered by Malaysia Vasudevan. The music has been given some impeccable background in the form of Western and Indian fusion.[2] Lyrics written by Kannadasan and M. G. Vallabhan, Hari (Disco sound)

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Oru Thanga"Malaysia Vasudevan4:27
2."Aagaya Gangai"Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki4:38
3."Ada Poya"S. P. Sailaja4:45
4."Disco Sound"Hariram, Ramola3:34

Reception[edit]

Arunkumar Sekhar of The New Indian Express criticised the film for propagating the myth that "Humans are affected mentally during full moon day and new moon day".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qUZ910jLYQ
  2. ^ http://www.starmusiq.com/tamil_movie_songs_listen_download.asp?MovieId=1315
  3. ^ "Oh, the lunacy: Debunking myth in Dharma Yuddham". The New Indian Express. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.

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