Sakalakala Vallavan is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language action masala film directed by S. P. Muthuraman. The film stars Kamal Haasan and Ambika in lead roles with Raveendran, Thulasi, Silk Smitha and Y. G. Mahendran portraying supporting roles. The film was produced by M. Saravanan, M. Balasubramanian and M. S. Guhan under the production company AVM Productions. The film revolves around Velu, a villager who takes revenge against Geetha and Palani for molesting his sister. The film’s script was written by Panchu Arunachalam. The film’s score and soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja with songs like “Ilamai Idho” and “Nethu Raatri” remaining popular in Tamilnadu.
Babu and R. Vittal handled cinematography and editing respectively. The film was a blockbuster and completed 176-day run at the box office. The film remains one of the successful films in the career of Kamal Haasan and made him popular among the masses.
A young agriculturist Velu (Kamal Hassan) goes to extremes to attain revenge against his devious landlord and her family. He is an upright young man, but when his family gets cheated out of money and his sister gets raped by the landlord’s son, he decides it’s time to take a stand. Donning various disguises, he—with help from his sister Valli (Thulasi) and friend Poonae (Cat in Tamil) (Y. G. Mahendran) – sets out seeking justice against the landlord and her confrontational daughter Geetha (Ambika) and son Pazhani (Raveendran).
Directed by SP. Muthuraman
Produced by M. Kumaran, M. Saravanan & M. Balasubramaniam
Written by Panju Arunachalam
Starring Kamal Haasan, Ambika, Raveendran, Thulasi
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Edited by R. Vittal
Production AVM Productions
Distributed by AVM Productions
Release dates 14 August 1982
Running time 138 minutes