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Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu

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Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu
DVD cover
Directed byC. V. Sridhar
Written byC. V. Sridhar
Produced byC. V. Sridhar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 2 December 1983 (1983-12-02)
Running time
130 minutes

Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu (transl. A stream becomes a river) is a 1983 Indian Tamil-language film, written, produced and directed by C. V. Sridhar and starring Raghuvaran.[1] The female leads were Sumalatha and Manochitra (daughter of T. S. Balaiah). The film was released on 2 December 1983.[2]



Raghuvaran visits his friend's place on a tour and one night he happens to see a woman while he was returning from a party. On that rainy night, he rapes her and leaves. He speaks about this incident to his friend and his friend advises him not to search for that girl, as she would have forgotten it. Haunted by guilty feelings, Raghuvaran searches for her later, but is unable to find her.

Meanwhile, the woman becomes pregnant and unable to come in terms with this incident, she leaves that place with her father. In a new place, she gives birth to a boy, and she tries to search for Raghuvaran, even though she never recalls his face from that dreaded rainy night.

Later, Raghuvaran marries Manochitra as everyone forces him, even though he is still fond of Sumalatha, the woman he raped. Whether Sumalatha finds Raghuvaran and what happens to Manochitra, or whether Raghuvaran identifies his son forms the climax.





The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4] The song "Thendral Ennai Muththam Ittadhu" is set in Malayamarutam raga,[5][6] "Kanavu Ondru" is in Revati,[7][8] and "Thalaiyai Kuniyum" is in Reetigowla.[9][10]

Track Singers Lyrics
"En Thegam Amudham" S. Janaki Vairamuthu
"Thalayai Kuniyum Thamaraye" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Rajeswari Vairamuthu
"Thendral Ennai Muththam" Krishnachandran, B. S. Sasirekha Vairamuthu
"Kanavu Ondru" S. Janaki Vairamuthu
"Rathiri Pozhuthu" P. Jayachandran, S. P. Sailaja Gangai Amaran



Jayamanmadhan of Kalki said the actors underacted.[11]


  1. ^ "ஆட்டம்னா ஆட்டம்!". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). 19 March 2016. Archived from the original on 9 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "ஒரு ஓடை நதியாகிறது / Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu (1983)". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  3. ^ "80-களின் நடிகர்கள் சந்திப்பு மனநிறைவை தருகிறது - சுமலதா". Dinakaran (in Tamil). 14 March 2016. Archived from the original on 9 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Morning ragas". The Hindu. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 31 August 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  6. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 161.
  7. ^ Mani, Charulatha (15 February 2013). "Mystical Revathi". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 December 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  8. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 136.
  9. ^ Mani, Charulatha (25 November 2011). "Riveting Ritigowla". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  10. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 160.
  11. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (25 December 1983). "ஒரு ஓடை நதியாகிறது". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 2. Archived from the original on 4 May 2023. Retrieved 4 May 2023.


  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.