Enga Veettu Pillai

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Enga Veettu Pillai
MGR-EVP.jpg
Film Poster
Directed by Chanakya
Produced by Nagi Reddy
Chakrapani
Written by Sakthi T. K. Krishnasamy
Story by D. V. Narasa Raju
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
B. Saroja Devi
M. N. Nambiar
Nagesh
Music by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Cinematography A. Vincent
Sundaram
Edited by C. P. Jambulingam
Production
  company
Vijaya Vauhini Studios
Distributed by Vijaya Combines Productions
Release date(s) 14 January 1965
Running time 147 mins
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office INR 1.7 Crores

Enga Veettu Pillai (Tamil: எங்க வீட்டுப் பிள்ளை; English: The Child of Our Home) is a 1965 Indian Tamil film, directed by Chanakya. It stars M. G. Ramachandran in a double role. The film was a remake of the 1964 Telugu movie Ramudu Bheemudu which had N. T. Rama Rao in the lead. . This industrial record was beaten by Adimai Pen four years later. The film celebrated Silver Jubilee in 7 theatres including Casino - 211 days, Broadway - 176 days, Mekala- 176 days in Chennai and also in Madurai - Central 176 days, Trichy - Jupiter 234 days, Kovai- Royal 185 days and Thanjavur - Yagappa 176 days. This film achieved an all time record, which broke all previous records of Tamil Cinema.

Plot[edit]

Ramu (MGR) is the cowardly one – the heir to all riches of Poonjolai Jamin. He has been raised that way by his sister's husband Narendran (Nambiar). Ramu shivers at the very mention of his brother in law's name and a whiplash is Narendran's favorite form of punishment. Narendran wants to get Ramu married to Leela (Saroja Devi) but she is turned off by his cowardice. Ilango (MGR) is a jobless young man, prone to pick a fight and for this reason, the cause of trouble for his mother. Circumstances lead to Ramu and Ilango taking each other's place. Ilango teaches a lesson to Narendran while Ramu learns the ways of the world. Then Ilango teaches Narendran a lesson which forces him to leave the house. Due to this, his sister scolds and he plans to leave by reveal that he was not Ramu. Then the relation of the story reveals that Ramu and Ilango are brothers. With Ramu being kidnapped and Ilango going to help his brother and revealing everything to narendran brings the film to climax

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Enga Veettu Pillai
Soundtrack album to Enga Veettu Pillai by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 31:11
Language Tamil
Label HMV
Producer Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy

The soundtrack album was composed by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy. The lyrics were penned by Vaali and 'Alangudi' Somu.

Tracklist[1]
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Naan Aanaiyitaal"   Vaali T. M. Soundararajan 05:05
2. "Kankalum Kaavadi"   Alangudi Somu L. R. Eswari 05:08
3. "Kumari Pennin"   Vaali T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 05:50
4. "Malarukku Thendral"   Alangudi Somu L. R. Eswari, P. Susheela 04:59
5. "Naan Maanthoppil"   Vaali T. M. Soundararajan, L. R. Eswari 05:56
6. "Penn Ponaal"   Alangudi Somu T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 04:13
Total length:
31:11

Reception[edit]

The high-budget production emerged as a major box office success.[2] Normally no movie is considered for National Award if it is remake of movie from other language. But this movie was selected for award because of its hit in commercial value (Janaranjakam ulla padam).[3] Enga Veetu Pillai was an out of the ordinary film which increased the fan base of MGR to numerous folds. Enga Veetu Pillai became an aspiration for many would be Tamil Cinema heroes and a cult classic with MGR fans.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enga Veettu Pillai — Tracklist". Raaga.com. 
  2. ^ Sylvian (29 October 2009). "50 Tamil Movies to watch before you die — #12". 
  3. ^ "Dr. D Ramanaidu conferred Dada Saheb Phalke". Indiaglitz. 9 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "'Enga Veetu Pillai' Captain". Indiaglitz. 9 April 2010. 

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