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Directed byK. S. Ravikumar
Screenplay byK. S. Ravikumar
Story byMurugan Kalai Gnanam
Produced byM. Saravanan
M. Balasubramanian
CinematographyAshok Rajan
Edited byK. Thanikachalam
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 14 April 1994 (1994-04-14)
Running time
150 minutes

Sakthivel is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film stars Selva, Kanaka and Vijayakumar. Produced by M. Saravanan and M. Balasubramanian of AVM Productions, it was released on 14 April 1994 coinciding with Tamil New Year.[1]


Sakthivel is an honest head constable and has a daughter, Lalli. One day, he beats a politician's son. He is subsequently promoted as a Sub-inspector but he is transferred to a ruthless village. A feud between Pannaiyar and Chairman divides the village in half and every day many villagers die.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
"Chinna Chinna" Sunanda Mu. Metha 4:33
"Idi Idikuthu" Mano, K. S. Chithra Vaali 4:54
"Malliga Mottu" Arunmozhi, Swarnalatha Kamakodiyan 5:06
"Paatti Sutta" Mano, K. S. Chithra Vaali 5:52
"Pambu Ena Vembu Ena" K. S. Chithra 5:10
"Poda Pakkoda" Mano, Y. G. Mahendran, Charle 4:49


Malini Mannath of The Indian Express wrote, "Ravikumar has woven a tale that may not be all exciting but is nevertheless neatly told."[3] K. Vijiyan of New Sunday Times gave a positive review, saying that the film had good elements "a good story, meaningful dialogue, humour, good acting and drama".[4]


  1. ^ Saravanan, M. (2013) [2005]. AVM 60 Cinema (in Tamil) (3rd ed.). Rajarajan Pathippagam. p. 453. OCLC 1158347612.
  2. ^ "Sakthivel (1994)". Mio. Archived from the original on 24 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  3. ^ Mannath, Malini (15 April 1994). "Policing against all the odds". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 19 December 2018 – via Google News Archive.
  4. ^ Vijiyan, K. (9 May 1994). "All the enjoyments of an enjoyable movie". New Sunday Times. p. 28. Retrieved 15 March 2019 – via Google News Archive.

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