Sakthi is a 1997 Tamil drama film directed by R. Raghuraj, making his directorial debut. The film features Vineeth and Yuvarani in lead roles, with Nizhalgal Ravi, Vadivelu, Manorama, Sivakumar, Viji, Raadhika Sarathkumar and Vittal Rao playing supporting roles. The film, produced by K. T. Kunjumon, had musical score by R. Anandh and was released on 10 January 1997. The film bombed at the box-office.
In the past, the young Seethalakshmi (Raadhika Sarathkumar) became pregnant but she didn't reveal the father's identity. To punish her, the village chief Periya Ayya (Vittal Rao) ordered her to live alone in a small hut and after the childbirth, he took her newborn son. Whereas, Dharmaraj (Sivakumar) and Varalakshmi (Viji) got married. Periya Ayya then sent the baby to another village.
Many years later, Sakthi (Vineeth) comes back to his village and he becomes the manager of the village's temple. Sakthi thinks that he is an orphan. Afterward, Sakthi and Raani (Yuvarani) fall in love with each other. Soon, Varalakshmi's brother Sethupathi (Nizhalgal Ravi) tries to rob the temple's costly things. On his first attempt, Sethupathi's henchmen fail because of Sakthi. The second time, he robs the temple's Kalasam. He then traps the innocent Sakthi and Periya Ayya dismisses him. Sakthi finally comes to know the identity of his parents : Dharmaraj and Seethalakshmi. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer R. Anandh. The soundtrack, released in 1997, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vairamuthu.