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Tamil சங்கர்லால்
Directed by T. N. Balu
Kamal Haasan
Produced by T. N. Balu
Written by T. N. Balu
Starring Kamal Haasan
Suruli Rajan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Gangai Amaran
Cinematography N. K. Vishwanathan
Edited by V. Rajagopal
Balu Cine Arts
Release date
15 August 1981
Country India
Language Tamil

Sankarlal is a 1981 Indian Tamil language drama film written and produced by T. N. Balu. Starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles, the film was partially directed by Balu who died half-way during production. The film was eventually completed with N. K. Vishwanathan as director.[1]


Kamal Haasan plays a father-son dual role in this movie which begins with an ordinary man Dharmalingam (the elder Kamal Haasan) vacationing in Ooty with his family where he is framed for murder by a criminal named Chelladurai (R.S Manohar) and is jailed while his wife, son Mohan (the younger Kamal Haasan) and daughter (Seema) all end up split from each other. After several years, the vengeful Dharmalingam returns to confront Chelladurai as the secretive Sankarlal and also desperately is on the lookout for his lost family. Chelladurai has meanwhile kidnapped Hema (Sridevi) for ransom and Mohan is deputed by Hema's father to rescue her. This results in Dharmalingam and Mohan locking horns in their fight against their common enemy Chelladurai.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja (only Elankiliyae) and Gangai Amaran.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Elankiliyae Janaki, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Pulamaipithan 04.33
2 Ada Vaada S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Pulamaipithan 04.24
3 Kasturi Maan Janaki, Malaysia Vasudevan Pulamaipithan 04.36
4 Paathikkallil Janaki Pulamaipithan 04.27
5 Thedinen Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran 04.24
6 Unmai Vani Jayaram, Malaysia Vasudevan Panchu Arunachalam 04.13


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