Justice Gopinath

Justice Gopinath is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by D. Yoganand. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Rajinikanth and Sumithra. The film had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan.[1]

Justice Gopinath
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Directed byD. Yoganand
Produced byKay Cee
K. Sivasankaran
Written byVietnam Veedu Sundaram
Story byNannu Chandra[1]
StarringSivaji Ganesan
K. R. Vijaya
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyViswanatha Rai[1]
Edited byR. Vittal
T. K. Rajan
Vallimanalan Pictures[1]
Release date
16 December 1978[2]
Running time
115 minutes


Justice Gopinath is a man known for his rigid upholding of the law and honesty. His wife Radha is pregnant, but she meets with an accident, resulting in the child being stillborn. One case that comes up before Gopinath is that of Murugan, who has been charged with assault and battery. Misled by false evidence, Gopinath sentences Murugan to imprisonment. Murugan's wife commits suicide, fearing the advances of the local landlord, and her infant son Ravi is orphaned. Gopinath conceals Ravi's true identity from him and raises him as his own son.

Ravi grows up to become a lawyer. He falls in love with a woman named Uma, and they decide to marry. Meanwhile, Murugan is released from prison and searches for his son. Though beseeched by Radha not to do so, Gopinath is unable to lie and reveals to Ravi the truth about his parentage. Uma's father is later revealed to be the man responsible for falsifying the evidence that led to Murugan's imprisonment. Ravi takes care of everything and brings things to a satisfactory conclusion.



Justice Gopinath was the first film where Rajinikanth acted alongside his idol, Sivaji Ganesan.[3]


All songs were written by Vaali and composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[1]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1 "Ada Ennanga Ithu" Vaali Vani Jairam, T. M. Soundararajan 4:31
2 "Naana Sonnen Theerppu" T. M. Soundararajan 3:54
3 "Namadhu Kaadhal" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam 4:28
4 "Adiye Nee" Malaysia Vasudevan, L. R. Eswari 3:52


  1. ^ a b c d e "Filmography". Nadigarthilagam.com. p. 20. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Sreekanth 2008, p. 369.
  3. ^ a b c d Ramachandran 2014, p. 86.
  4. ^ Ramachandran 2014, pp. 86–87.


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