|Directed by||R. C. Sakthi|
|Story by||Peter Selvakumar|
|Produced by||T. R. Srinivasan|
S. A. Ashokan
|Edited by||G. Radhakrishnan|
Dharma Yuddam (English : Honor war) is a 1979 Indian Tamil-language film directed by R. C. Sakthi, a close associate of Kamal Haasan. It stars Rajinikanth and Sridevi. The film was dubbed in Telugu with the same title. The film was a commercial hit in 1979.
Vijay's parents are killed by Robert. He is adopted and brought up by a rich man. After many years Vijay finds out that Robert has been stealing body parts, especially eyes. How Vijay takes revenge on him forms the crux of the story.
- Rajinikanth as Vijay
- Sridevi as Chitra
- Thengai Srinivasan as Robert
- Major Sundarrajan as Thiyagarajan
- Suruli Rajan as Vijay's friend
- S. A. Ashokan as Azhagappan
- V. Gopalakrishnan as Dr. Amarnath
- Sachu as Geetha
- Pushpalatha as Chitra's mother
- S. R. Veeraraghavan as Ramanathan
- Jaggu as Henchman
- Lakshmi Sree as Manju
- Master Chandrasekar as Child vijay
- Y. G. Mahendra (Guest appearance)
- Idichapuli Selvaraj
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. Lyrics written by Kannadasan and M. G. Vallabhan, Hari (Disco sound)
|1.||"Oru Thanga"||Kannadasan||Malaysia Vasudevan||4:27|
|2.||"Aagaya Gangai"||M. G. Vallabhan||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||4:38|
|3.||"Ada Poya"||Kannadasan||S. P. Sailaja||4:45|
|4.||"Disco Sound"||Hari||Hari, Ramola||3:34|
Dharma Yuddham was released on 29 June 1979. 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".
- "'தர்மயுத்தம்' வெளியான நாள்: கமலின் அண்ணன் இயக்கிய படத்தில் நாயகனாக ரஜினி!". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). 29 June 2021. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
- "Oh, the lunacy: Debunking myth in Dharma Yuddham". The New Indian Express. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.