Needhikkuppin Paasam (Eng: Justice First, only then Love) is a 1963 Tamil language drama film, directed by M. A. Thirumugam. The film features M. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi and M. R. Radha in lead roles. The film, produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan and was released on 15 August 1963. The film was a super hit at the box office and ran for more than 100 days. The film was remade in Telugu as Thandri Kodukulu Challenge.
Gopal (MGR) is an honest lawyer who holds law and order above family and emotions. He meets a simple village girl named Gauri (Saroja Devi) and falls in love with her. But trouble brews in the form of Muthayya (Nambiar), who sets his wicked eyes on Gauri. In order to marry Gauri, Muthayya murders her father (M. R. Radha) and Gopal’s mother is framed for the murder. Struggling between family and justice, can Gopal save his mother? Will he triumph in his love?
Directed by M. A. Thirumugam
Produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Story by Aaroor Dass
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi, M. R. Radha, S. V. Ranga Rao, P. Kannamba, M. N. Nambiar, S. A. Ashokan
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography N. S. Varma
Edited by M. A. Thirumugam, M. G. Balu Rao & M. A. Mariappan
Production Devar Films
Distributed by Devar Films
Release date 15 August 1963
Running time 150 minutes