Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu

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Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu
Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byC. V. Sridhar
Written byC. V. Sridhar
Produced byC. V. Sridhar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Chithraalaya Movies
Release date
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).


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 (Sumalatha) becomes pregnant and unable to come in terms with this incident, she leaves that place with her father (Prathapachandran). 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 highly successful soundtrack was composed by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and sung by S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki, Krishnachandran, Sasi Rekha and S. Rajeshwari.[4][5] The song "Thendral Ennai Muththam ittadhu" song is in Malayamarutam raga,[6] "Kanavu Ondru" is set in Revati,[7] and "Thalaiyai Kuniyum" is set in Reetigowla.[8]

# Track Singers Lyrics
1 "En Thegam Amudham" S. Janaki Vairamuthu
2 "Thalayai Kuniyum Thamaraye" S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Rajeswari Vairamuthu
3 "Thendral Ennai Muththam" Krishnachandran, B. S. Sasirekha Vairamuthu
4 "Kanavu Ondru" S. Janaki Vairamuthu
5 "Rathiri Pozhuthu" P. Jayachandran, S. P. Sailaja Gangai Amaran


  1. ^ "ஆட்டம்னா ஆட்டம்!". Ananda Vikatan. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "80-களின் நடிகர்கள் சந்திப்பு மனநிறைவை தருகிறது - சுமலதா". Dinakaran. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ "நடிகர் எம்ஆர்கே மரணம்". Filmibeat. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu-Songs". musicalaya. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  5. ^ "இளையராஜா-100 இசை துளி". Dinamalar (in Tamil). Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Morning ragas". The Hindu. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  7. ^ Mani, Charulatha (15 February 2013). "Mystical Revathi". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  8. ^ Mani, Charulatha (25 November 2011). "Riveting Ritigowla". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 January 2019.

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