Akka Thangai
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Directed byM. A. Thirumugam
Written byAaroor Dass
Screenplay bySandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Story byPoovai Krishnan
Produced bySandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
K. R. Vijaya
Sowcar Janaki
Major Sundarrajan
CinematographyH. S. Venu
Edited byM. A. Thirumugam
M. G. Balu Rao
Music byShankar–Ganesh
Dhandayudhapani Pictures
Release date
28 February 1969
Running time
141 minutes

Akka Thangai (transl. Elder and Younger Sister) is a 1969 Indian Tamil-language legal drama film, directed by M. A. Thirumugam and produced and screenplay by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar under his productions.[1] The film dialogue was written by Aarudoss and the story was written by Poovai Krishnan respectively. Music was by Shankar–Ganesh. It stars Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya, Sowcar Janaki, Major Sundarrajan and Nagesh playing lead roles. The film was remade in Telugu as Akka Chellelu (1970).


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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.



Music was by Shankar–Ganesh and lyrics were written by Kannadasan and A. Maruthakasi.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyricist Length
1 "Kuruvikala Ullasa" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela A. Maruthakasi 02:27
2 "Aaduvathu Vetri Mayil" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela Kannadasan 03:29
3 "Maruvathu Society" L. R. Eswari 03:21
4 "Paattodu Raagam Inge" Seerkazhi Govindarajan 03:24


Akka Thangai won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Second Best Film.[3]


  1. ^ "சாண்டோ சின்னப்பா தேவர் (20)". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 17 December 2015. Archived from the original on 12 July 2022. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Akka Thangai (1969)". Music India Online. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [Tamil Film History and Its Achievements]. Sivagamai Publications. 2004. p. 738.