Akka Thangai (Eng: Elder and Younger Sister) is a 1969 Tamil-language drama film, directed by M. A. Thirumugam and produced and screenplay by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar under his productions. The film dialogue was written by Aarudoss and the story was written by Poovai Krishnan respectively. Music was by Sankar Ganesh. It stars Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya, Sowcar Janaki, Major Sundarrajan and Nagesh playing lead roles.
Janaki, a woman, sacrifices everything to make her younger sister, Vijaya, an advocate. However, fate turns Vijaya against her sister’s husband in a murder case.
Two lovely sisters, Vijaya (K. R. Vijaya) and Janaki (Sowcar Janaki) share a deep and close bond. Janaki meets the daily needs of life by working as maid and supports her sister Vijaya to become a lawyer. Sundaram (Major Sundarrajan), a notable judge, accepts to marry Janaki. However, on the day of the marriage, Vijaya accuses Sundaram on a charge of murder. In spite of this, Janaki marries him and after understanding the good character of her husband, she believes that Vijaya must have mistaken Sundaram’s identity. While Sundaram is arrested upon Vijaya’s accusation, will the truth prevail? How will the two sisters solve this dilemma?
Directed by M. A. Thirumugam
Produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Written by Aarur Doss
Screenplay by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Story by Poovai Krishnan
Starring Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya, Nagesh, Sowcar Janaki, Major Sundarrajan
Music by Sankar Ganesh
Cinematography H. S. Venu
Edited by M. A. Thirumugam & M. G. Balu Rao
Production Vahini Studios & AVM Studios
Distributed by Dhandayudhapani Pictures
Release date 28 February 1969
Running time 141 minutes