Sakkarai Devan

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Sakkarai Devan
Directed byJ. Panneer
Screenplay byLiaquat Ali Khan
Story byR. Selvaraj
Produced byA. S. Ibrahim Rawuthar
Edited byG. Jayachandran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
I. V. Cini Productions
Release date
  • 10 July 1993 (1993-07-10)
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 Rowther. The film stars Vijayakanth, Sukanya and Kanaka. It was released on 10 July 1993.[1]


Sakkarai Devan makes and sells jaggery. On a visit to a neighbouring village, he falls in love with Sarasu, on whom the village landlord Vairaperumal had already cast his eye. Sarasu's widowed brother Vaiyapuri is arrested following an altercation with Vairaperumal over his sister. Dhanam, an orphan, given refuge by Sakkarai, realising her love is one-sided, marries Vaiyapuri. Sakkarai's popularity with the villagers and his attempts to unite them against Vairaperumal invite the latter's ire.



The story of Sakkarai Devan was written by R. Selvaraj. He revealed when he visited sugarcane plants in Alanganallur, it reminded him of sugarcane plants owned by his grandfather which prompted him to write a screenplay based on this backdrop.[2] R. V. Udayakumar was supposed to direct this film but due to some reasons he left the film and he was replaced by J. Panneer, who earlier assisted Aabavanan, making his directorial debut.[2][3] Selvaraj felt the film felt short of the taste they created after Udayakumar left the film.[2]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Vaali.[4][5]

Song Singers Length
"L.o.v.e Love Love" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 04:50
"Manjal Poosum" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 04:58
"Nalla Velli" Ilaiyaraaja 04:54
"Pattathu Yaanai" T. S. Raghavendra, Krishnamoorthy 05:54
"Thanner Kudam" S. Janaki 04:43
"Thanner Kudam – short version" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 02:19


Malini Mannath of 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".[6] K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times wrote "Sakkarai Devan should go down well with Vijayakanth's fans".[3]


  1. ^ "நட்சத்திர படப் பட்டியல்". Cinema Express (in Tamil). 1 December 2002. pp. 41–43. Archived from the original on 2 February 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  2. ^ a b c செல்வராஜ், ஆர். (12 July 2017). "கடல் தொடாத நதி – 28 – கரும்பு ஆலையும் சக்கரை தேவனும்". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 9 March 2023. Retrieved 19 March 2023.
  3. ^ a b Vijiyan, K. (31 July 1993). "Village tale backed by powerful script". New Straits Times. p. 15. Retrieved 26 August 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  4. ^ "Sakkarai Devan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP". Apple Music. Archived from the original on 10 February 2023. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Sakkarai Thevan – Tamil Audio Cassette by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 7 November 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  6. ^ Mannath, Malini (23 July 1993). "Evil in the village". The Indian Express. p. 6. Retrieved 31 May 2023 – via Google News Archive.

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