|Directed by||Chithra Lakshmanan|
|Produced by||Chithra Ramu|
|Written by||Vietnam Veedu Sundaram|
|Edited by||P. Mohan Raj|
Soora Samhaaram (transl. Slaying of the demon) is a 1988 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Chithra Lakshmanan and written by Vietnam Veedu Sundaram. The film stars Kamal Haasan in the role of police officer, ACP Athi Veerapandiyan.
Pandian and Arun are police officers. Pallavi is a drug addict who cannot stop her habit even though her brother Arun pleads. One day Arun locks her up, but she dies from withdrawal. Devastated Arun decides to take revenge on Mohandas, the kingpin of drug mafia, but Mohandas kills him in an airport restroom. Sudha's young brother happens to watch this murder but is terrified to make this public. Pandian who is in-charge of this case zeroes in Sudha and her brother as witnesses, but she refuses. But when Madhuri pleads her help, she decides to help Pandian, but now Pandian is abducted by Mohandas's men and forcefully turn him to a drug addict. The climax reveals whether Pandian nab the drug lord and complete the revenge of his friend Arun.
- Kamal Haasan as ACP Athi Veerapandiyan/ Pandian
- Nirosha as Sudha
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Arun
- Pallavi as Divya
- Madhuri as Arun's wife
- Kitty as Mohandas
- Janagaraj as Jana
- Captain Raju as Chakkaravarthy (Voice Dubbed by Delhi Ganesh)
- Rajyalakshmi as Chakkaravarthy's Daughter
- Venniradai Moorthy as Mohandas's Labour
- Thakkali Srinivasan as Dileep
- Master Meenuraj as Sudha's Brother
- Kuyli (Special Appearance in a song 'Vedhalam Vanthiruku')
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Aadum Neram Ithuthaan"||Gangai Amaran||P. Susheela||4:30|
|2.||"Naan Enbathu Nee Allava"||Gangai Amaran||Arun Mozhi, K. S. Chithra||4:25|
|3.||"Neela Kuyile Solai Kuyile"||Gangai Amaran||Arun Mozhi, K. S. Chithra||4:23|
|4.||"Vedhalam Vandhirukuthu"||Ilaiyaraaja||Mano, S. P. Sailaja||4:20|
|1.||"Manakosam Madhumasam"||Rajashri||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra|
|2.||"Na Upiri Neevele"||Rajashri||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra|
|3.||"Vachhadu Aggipidugu"||Rajashri||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja & Chorus|
|4.||"Ade Yeedu Needi Nadi"||Rajashri||K. S. Chithra|
N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express wrote, "Soora Samharam is destined to be somewhat muffled in its explosive impact with the entertaining vein and progressively thinning". The film ran over 100 days in many centres. Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan presided over the 100-day success celebration which was held on Kamalhassan's birthday
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