Sakkarai Devan

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Sakkarai Devan
Audio cassette cover
Directed byJ. Panneer
Written byLiyakath Ali Khan
Screenplay byLiaquat Ali Khan
Story byR. Selvaraj
Produced byA. S. Ibrahim Rawuthar
M. N. Nambiar
Edited byG. Jayachandran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
I. V. Cini Productions
Distributed byI. V. Cini Productions
Release date
10 July 1993
Running time
154 minutes

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.[1] The film opened to positive reviews.


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.



Sakkarai Devan marked the directorial debut of J. Panneer, who earlier assisted Aabavanan.[3]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "L.o.v.e Love Love" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Vaali 04:50
2 "Manjal Poosum" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 04:58
3 "Nalla Velli" Ilaiyaraaja 04:54
4 "Pattathu Yaanai" T. S. Raghavendra, Krishnamoorthy 05:54
5 "Thanner Kudam" S. Janaki 04:43
6 "Thanner Kudam – short version" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 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".[2] New Straits Times wrote "Sakkarai Devan should go down well with Vijayakanth's fans".[3]


  1. ^ "Sakkarai Devan". Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Mannath, Malini (23 July 1993). "Evil in the village". The Indian Express. p. 6.
  3. ^ a b c Vijiyan, K. (31 July 1993). "Village tale backed by powerful script". New Straits Times. p. 15.
  4. ^ "Sakkarai Devan Songs". Retrieved 19 September 2014.

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