Soora Samhaaram

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Soora Samhaaram
Promotional Poster
Directed by Chitra Lakshmanan
Produced by Chithra Ramu
Written by Vietnam Veedu Sundaram
Starring Kamal Haasan
Nizhalgal Ravi
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography B. Kannan
Edited by P. Mohan Raj
Gayathri Films
Release date
  • 30 July 1988 (1988-07-30)
Country India
Language Tamil
Soora Samhaaram being reenacted at Sri Kandaswamy Kovil in 2012

Soora Samhaaram (English: Vanquishing) is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by Chitra Lakshmanan starring Kamal Haasan in the role of police officer, ACP Athi Veerapandiyan. The story, screenplay and dialogues were written by Vietnam Veedu Sundaram.[1][2][3]

The film is loosely based on Witness, starring Harrison Ford and has borrowed action scenes from Untouchables and Lethal Weapon.


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.



Soora Samhaaram
Film score by Illayaraja
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 19:48
Label Echo

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4]

Title Song Singers Lyrics Picturised on
1 Aadum neram Ithu thaan...[5] P. Susheela Gangai Amaran Pallavi & Dancers
2 Naan embathu Nee Allava...[6] Arun Mozhi, Chitra Gangai Amaran Kamal Haasan, Nirosha
3 Neela kuyile sola kuyile...[7] Arun Mozhi, Chitra Gangai Amaran Kamal Haasan, Nirosha
4 Vedhalam Vanthiruku...[8] Mano, S. P. Sailaja Illayaraja Kamal Haasan, Janakaraj & Dancers


  1. ^ "Soora Samhaaram 1988 Full Movie Kamal". youtube. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Comeback king". indiatoday. 1989-05-31. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  3. ^ "The perilous journey of Kamal fans". indiaglitz. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Soorasamharam-1988-Tamil Mp3 Songs". Paadalgal. 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  5. ^ "Aadum Neram Ithuthaan Ithuthaan Vaa Vaa — Soorasamharam Film Song". Youtube. 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  6. ^ "Naan Enbadhu — Soorasamharam Film Song". Youtube. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  7. ^ "Neela Kuyile Solai Kuyie — Soorasamharam Film Song". Youtube. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Vedhalam Vandhirukuthu — Soorasamharam Film Song". Youtube. 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 

External links[edit]

Soora Samhaaram at the Internet Movie Database