Soora Samhaaram

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Soora Samhaaram
Soora Samhaaram.jpg
Directed byChithra Lakshmanan
Produced byChithra Ramu
Written byVietnam Veedu Sundaram
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byP. Mohan Raj
Release date
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  • 30 July 1988 (1988-07-30)

Soora Samhaaram (transl. Slaying of the demon) is a 1988 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Chithra Lakshmanan[1] and written by Vietnam Veedu Sundaram. The film stars Kamal Haasan in the role of police officer, ACP Athi Veerapandiyan.[2]

The film was later dubbed in Telugu-language as Police Diary and released on 16 September 1988.[3]


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
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4]

Track list
1."Aadum Neram Ithuthaan"Gangai AmaranP. Susheela4:30
2."Naan Enbathu Nee Allava"Gangai AmaranArun Mozhi, K. S. Chithra4:25
3."Neela Kuyile Solai Kuyile"Gangai AmaranArun Mozhi, K. S. Chithra4:23
4."Vedhalam Vandhirukuthu"IlaiyaraajaMano, S. P. Sailaja4:20
Total length:17:38
Telugu Track list[5]
1."Manakosam Madhumasam"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 
2."Na Upiri Neevele"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 
3."Vachhadu Aggipidugu"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja & Chorus 
4."Ade Yeedu Needi Nadi"RajashriK. 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".[6] 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[7]


  1. ^ Lakshmanan, Chithra (14 July 2020). "கலைஞர் முன்னிலையில் அஜித் அப்படி பேசியது சரியா? Lens Questions & Answers Oru Kutty Srtory – Chithra Lakshmanan Interview" (Interview). Interviewed by Touring Talkies. Event occurs at 7:16. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  2. ^ Menon, Ramesh; Pillai, Sreedhar (31 May 1989). "Comeback king". India Today. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
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  4. ^ "Soorasamharam-1988-Tamil Mp3 Songs". Paadalgal. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2015. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
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  6. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (5 August 1988). "Soorasamhaaram". The Indian Express. p. 5.
  7. ^ "Directors Cut".

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