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Ajeya (Kannada)
Pudir (Tamil)
VCD cover
Directed bySiddalingaiah
Screenplay bySiddalingaiah
Based onAjeya
by B. L. Venu
Produced bySiddalingaiah
CinematographyV. K. Kannan
Edited byR. Rajan
R. Rajashekar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Kamadhenu Art Productions
Release dates
3 June 1985 (Kannada)
  • 4 July 1986 (1986-07-04)[1]
Running time
130 min

Ajeya (transl. Invincible) is a 1985 Indian Kannada-language film directed and co-produced by Siddalingaiah and based on the novel of the same name written by B. L. Venu.[2] The film starred his son Murali in dual roles and Sandhya.[3] The film has a score and soundtrack composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

The film was simultaneously shot in Tamil by the same director as Pudir (transl. Puzzle) with a slightly different supporting cast. The film only released in 1986.[4][5]



The plot uses the names from the Tamil version.

Anuradha is a wealthy and spoiled teenage girl who is raised by her step-mother, while her father died under mysterious circumstances. Vijay appears as a poor educated youth who happens to save her from a group of vagabonds. She, however, constantly gets into fights with Vijay, which eventually leads to the two falling in love. Their love is met with many obstacles, as Anuradha's scheming uncle and cousin try to gain all of Anuradha's wealth. Vijay, on the other hand, has to deal with Chinni as rivals for Anuradha's love. Towards the end as everything seems to go right for the couple, a sudden plot twist occurs when a second Vijay enters the picture and claims himself as the real Vijay and true love of Anuradha. Will Anuradha be able to sort out the identity of the real Murali? Watch the film to find out.


  • Murali as Ajey (Kannada) / Vijay and Azhagu (Tamil)
  • Sandhya as Anuradha (Tamil)
  • Ashalatha
Kannada version
Tamil version



All the songs are composed and scored by Ilaiyaraaja, with the lyrics by Doddarangegowda and Shyamsundar Kulkarni for the Kannada version.[6]

Kannada version
Song Title Singer(s)
"Hero Hero Hero" K. J. Yesudas
"Mathige Modalu" Malaysia Vasudevan
"Ella Kaleya Balle" Malaysia Vasudevan
"Sihimuttha Needi" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki
"Alliya Chandira" S. Janaki
Tamil version[7]
Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Hero Hero" K. J. Yesudas Ponnaruvi 04:17
"Katta Nalla" Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran 04:24
"Muthal Mutham" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki Mu. Metha 04:30
"Unna Pol Manmathan" S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 04:27
"Ellaam Theriyum" K. J. Yesudas Vairamuthu 04:26
Theme Music Instrumental Ilaiyaraaja 04:27


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  2. ^ "Ajeya (ಅಜೇಯ)". Chiloka. Archived from the original on 10 June 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  3. ^ ராம்ஜி, வி. (8 September 2020). "'இதய'நாயகன் முரளி; சத்தமே இல்லாமல் கலெக்‌ஷன் காட்டிய வசூல் நாயகன்! - நடிகர் முரளி நினைவுதினம் இன்று". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 7 June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
  4. ^ "Siddha lingayya's double version". Kisan World. Vol. 11. 1984. p. 61. Archived from the original on 8 June 2023. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Veteran Sandalwood director Siddalingaiah passes away". Deccan Chronicle. 12 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2022.
  6. ^ "AJEYA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by ILAIYARAAJA". Apple Music. 2 August 1985. Archived from the original on 19 December 2023. Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  7. ^ "Pudhir Tamil FIlm LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraaja". Macsendisk. Archived from the original on 12 October 2022. Retrieved 8 June 2023.