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Directed by Ramesh Balakrishnan
Produced by Jothi Prasad
Written by Ramesh Balakrishnan
Liaquat Ali Khan (dialogues)
Music by Deva
Cinematography S. V. Rajakishan Sagar
Edited by Banerji
Maruthi Movie Makers
Release date
  • 28 November 1997 (1997-11-28)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Thadayam (English: Clue) is a 1997 Tamil action film directed by Ramesh Balakrishnan. The film features Vijayashanti, Ramki and Indraja in lead roles. The film, produced by Jothi Prasad Srinivasan, had musical score by Deva and was released on 28 November 1997.[1][2] The film is partly inspired by the Telugu film Gang Leader.


Chadrasekhar (Ramki), alias Chandru, is a graduate but he cannot find a job so he often goes to jail for earning a living. He lives with his friend Jeeva. Jothi (Vijayashanti), a fearless criminal lawyer, fights against injustice. Chandru falls in love with Devi (Indraja) while Jothi is in love with Chandru.



Soundtrack album by Deva
Released 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 25:38
Producer Deva

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1997, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Ponniyin Selvan and Vaasan.[3][4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Kaadhalane' Swarnalatha 5:03
2 'Luck Luck' Vadivelu 5:09
3 'Oh Poornima' P. Unni Krishnan, K. S. Chithra 4:59
4 'Oh Thevathaye' P. Unni Krishnan 5:22
5 'Velli Velli' Mano, Amrutha 5:05


  1. ^ "Thadayam (1997) Tamil Movie". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ "filmography of thadayam". Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Thadayam : Tamil Movie". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Thadayam — Raaga". Retrieved 2014-02-23.