|Directed by||J. Panneer|
|Produced by||A. S. Ibrahim Rawuthar|
|Screenplay by||Liaquat Ali Khan|
|Story by||R. Selvaraj|
M. N. Nambiar
|Edited by||G. Jayachandran|
I. V. Cini Productions
|10 July 1993|
Sakkarai Devan is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, directed by J. Panneer and produced by A. S. Ibrahim Rawuthar. The film stars Vijayakanth, Sukanya, Kanaka and M. N. Nambiar. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja. The film opened to positive reviews. It was dubbed in Telugu as Dheerudu Magadheerudu.
Sakkarai Devan (Vijayakanth) makes and sells jaggery. On a visit to a neighbouring village, he falls in love with Sarasu (Sukanya), on whom the village landlord Vaiga Perumal (Mohan Natarajan) had already cust his eye. Sarasu widowed brother Vaiyapuri (Nassar) is arrested following an altercation with the landlord over his sister. Dhanam (Kanaka), an orphan, given refuge by Sakkarai, realising her love is one-sided, marries Vaiyapuri. Sakkarai popularity with the villagers and his attempts to unite them against the landlord invite the evil man's ire.
- Vijayakanth as Sakkarai Devan
- Sukanya as Sarasu
- Kanaka as Dhanam
- M. N. Nambiar as Sarasu's grandfather
- Nassar as Vaiyapuri
- Mohan Natarajan as Vaiga Perumal
- Thyagu as Ponnambalam
- R. Sundarrajan as Appu
- Gandhimathi as Sakkarai Devan's mother
- C. K. Saraswathi
- Baby Monisha as Revathi
Sakkarai Devan marked the directorial debut of J. Panneer, who earlier assisted Aabavanan.
|1||"L.o.v.e Love Love"||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||Vaali||04:50|
|2||"Manjal Poosum"||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||Vaali||04:58|
|4||"Pattathu Yaanai"||T. S. Raghavendra, Krishnamoorthy||Vaali||05:54|
|5||"Thanner Kudam"||S. Janaki||Vaali||04:43|
|6||"Thanner Kudam – short version"||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||Vaali||02:19|
The Indian Express wrote "Despite the story being an oft-repeated one, Panneer's narration is fairly neat and his handling of the subject confident". New Straits Times wrote "Sakkarai Devan should go down well with Vijayakanth's fans".
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- Vijiyan, K. (31 July 1993). "Village tale backed by powerful script". New Straits Times. p. 15.
- "Sakkarai Devan Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)