Lorry Driver Rajakannu is a 1981 Indian Tamil language film, directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Sripriya, M. N. Nambiar and Ceylon Manohar in lead roles. The film had musical score by M S Viswanathan. The film was produced by actress Pusphalatha wife of actor AVM Rajan. It was said she incurred heavy loss from this venture. The film was a remake of Telugu film Driver Ramudu.
Rajakannu (Sivaji Ganesan) is a lorry driver who’s only family is his blind sister, Meena (Sathyakala). He always stands up for what’s right and goes out of his way to assist others. He helps fellow driver Ramu (Major Sundararajan) and earns a devoted friend. Rajakannu falls for the short tempered food stall owner Kannamma (Sripriya). Meena also becomes engaged to marry inspector Shankar (Jaiganesh). In the midst of this, Rajakannu is arrested after being implicated in a smuggling ring run by Jaganath (M. N. Nambiar) and his son Kamal (Prem Anand). With the help of Ramu, Kanamma and his lorry cleaner Periyathambi (Suruli Rajan), he attempts to clear his name and bring the true criminals to justice.
Directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar
Produced by Pushparajan
Story by Tarakarama Film Unit
Starring Sivaji Ganesan, Sripriya, Kanchana, Major Sundararajan, M. N. Nambiar, Jaiganesh, Ceylon Manohar, Sathyakala, Suruli Rajan, Manorama
Music by M S Viswanathan
Cinematography T. S. Vinayagam
Edited by B. Kanthasamy
Production Raja Mahalakshmi Arts
Release date 3 July 1981