Sadhu Mirandal (Eng: If the meek are angered) is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language crime thriller film directed by the duo Thirumalai-Mahalingam. It was produced by A. Bhimsingh, who also wrote the screenplay based on a real incident about a man being murdered for money by two friends in a moving car. The film stars Nagesh and T. R. Ramachandran in the lead roles. It became a critical and commercial success, and was later remade in Hindi as Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1969).
On 13 November 1958 in Madras (now Chennai), Suryanarayana, a bank official, was murdered for money by his friend Narayana Swamy and associates Vijayakumar and Joginder, while travelling via Narayana Swamy’s car after taking a large sum of cash from his bank’s head office in Parry’s Corner to his branch in T. Nagar. Joginder was never apprehended, but Vijayakumar and Narayana Swamy were. This incident became known as the “Suryanarayana Murder Case”, and inspired A. Bhimsingh to write a screenplay. He produced it under the banner Sree Venkateswara Cinetone as the film Sadhu Mirandal, which his assistants Thirumalai and Mahalingam directed. The dialogues were written by Usilai Somanathan. Art direction was handled by H. Shantaram, editing by A. Paul Durai Singham and cinematography by G. Vittal Rao.
Directed by Thirumalai-Mahalingam
Produced by A. Bhimsingh
Screenplay by A. Bhimsingh
Starring Nagesh, T. R. Ramachandran
Music by T. K. Ramamoorthy
Cinematography G. Vittal Rao
Edited by A. Paul Durai Singham
Production Sree Venkateswara Cinetone
Distributed by Sun Beam
Release date 14 April 1966