Mannukkul Vairam (transl. Diamond in the sand) is a 1986 Indian Tamil film directed by Manoj Kumar and produced by Motherland Pictures. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha, Rajesh and Murali in lead roles. The film, had musical score by Devendran.
Theatrical release poster
|Cinematography||K. S. Selvaraj|
|Edited by||R. Baskaran|
- Sivaji Ganesan
- Vinu Chakravarthy
- Kovai Sarala
- Vani Viswanath
- Baby Lakshmi
- Madurai Saroja
- K. K. Soundar
- Pasi Narayanan
- Vellai Subbiah
- Periya Karuppu Thevar
- M. L. A. Murugesh
- Karisai Amalan
Manojkumar, brother-in-law of director Bharathiraja made his directorial debut with this film. Producer Kovaithambi was impressed with the story narrated by Manojkumar and he immediately narrated the story to Sivaji Ganesan who agreed to act in the film.
Soundtrack was composed by Devendran.
- Pongiyathe – SPB, S Janaki
- Achuvella – SPB
- Muthu Siritathu – SPB
- Kizhakku Veluthachu – Malaysia Vasudevan
- Jaathimalliye – Malaysia Vasudevan
Mannukkul Vairam was released on 12 December 1986. The Indian Express praised Manoj Kumar's "treatment of caste discrimination is [..] subdued". Kovaithambi said that film ran for 50 days in theatres, and though it was not that successful, it gave him satisfaction of working with Sivaji Ganesan.
- "Mannukkul Vairam". nadigarthilagam.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "மண்ணுக்குள் வைரம்: சிவாஜிகணேசனை வைத்து கோவைத்தம்பி தயாரித்த படம்". Maalai Malar. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
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