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Tamil நீதிபதி
Directed by A. S. A. Sami
Written byA. K. Velan
M. S. Solaimalai
Screenplay by A. S. A. Sami
Story byM. S. Solaimalai
Based onAnna Thammudu — Telugu drama [1]
Produced byN. S. Thiraviyam
Starring K. R. Ramasamy
Gemini Ganesan
K. Malathi
S. V. Sahasranamam
M. N. Rajam
T. S. Balaiah
CinematographyR. R. Chandran
Edited byP. V. Narayanan
Music by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Vijaya Films
Distributed byVijaya Films
Release date
  • 7 October 1955 (1955-10-07)(India)
Running time
172 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Needhipathi (transl.Judge) is a 1955 Indian Tamil language film directed by A. S. A. Sami. [2] The film featured K. R. Ramasamy, Gemini Ganesan, Rajasulochana and M. N. Rajam in the lead roles. [1]




Music was composed by the duo Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy assisted by G. K. Venkatesh while the lyrics were penned by A. Maruthakasi, Udumalai Narayana Kavi and Kannadasan. Singer is K. R. Ramasamy while the Playback singers are C. S. Jayaraman, T. M. Soundararajan, T. V. Rathnam, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, K. Jamuna Rani and A. P. Komala. [3] As per film credits, Gajalakshmi and S. J. Kantha also lent their voices for a group song.

No.SongSinger/sDuration (m:ss)Lyricist
1"Aanandhame Aanandam"T. V. Rathnam, N. L. Ganasaraswathi03:41A. Maruthakasi
2"Vanthadhadi Rajayogam"K. Jamunarani & Group03:01
3"Thaayum Seyum Pirindhathai Paar"C. S. Jayaraman06:57
4"Thaayum Seyum"
(Short version)
5"Unmaiyaana Uravu"
6"Annan Thambi"
8"Anbe Nam Deivam"T. V. Rathnam03:24
9"Uruvam Kandu Yen Manasu"K. R. Ramasamy & T. M. Soundararajan03:16
10"Jilu Jiluvena Jolikkum"K. R. Ramasamy03:31Udumalai Narayana Kavi
11"Varuvaar Varuvaarendru"
(Music Drama)
K. R. Ramasamy, Gajalakshmi & S. J. Kantha06:16
12"Parakudhu Paar Pori"K. R. Ramasamy & A. P. Komala03:36Kannadasan

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