Bommai (Eng: The Doll) is a 1964 Indian Tamil-language thriller film, directed by S. Balachander. Featuring a walking-talking doll as the main character, the film had an ensemble cast of newcomers, while S. Balachander, L. Vijayalakshmi and V. S. Raghavan appeared in prominent roles. The film was an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1936 British film Sabotage.
In an attempt to kill the hero (Balachander), the villain (V. S. Raghavan), along with his gang place a bomb in a walking doll. Unexpectedly, the doll comes back to the car in which the gang travels, killing all of them.
Directed by S. Balachander
Written by Ve. Lakshmanan (dialogue)
Produced by S. Balachander
Starring S. Balachander, L. Vijayalakshmi, V. S. Raghavan
Cinematography N. Prakash
Edited by K. Govintha Swami
Music by S. Balachander & D. B. Ramachandran
Production SB Creations
Release date 22 April 1964