Ejaman / Yejaman
|Directed by||R. V. Udayakumar|
|Produced by||M. Saravanan
|Written by||R. V. Udayakumar
Gokula Krishna (dialogues)
M. N. Nambiar
|Edited by||B. S. Nagaraj|
|Distributed by||AVM Productions|
|Release date(s)||18 February 1993|
|Running time||153 min|
|Box office||9.6 crore|
Ejamaan is a 1993 Tamil romantic drama film directed by R. V. Udhayakumar. It stars Rajinikanth, Meena and Napoleon in the lead roles. It was a box office success and completed a 100-day run in theaters.
Vaanavaraayan (Rajinikanth) plays the role of a feudal chieftain, adored and respected by his village people. He lives with his grandparents (M. N. Nambiar & Manorama). Following his advice, they abstain from voting in the elections and instead, pool the money given by the candidates to get themselves some basic amenities. Vallavaraayan (Napoleon) is his arch enemy. Their enmity is further sharpened when Vaanavaraayan wins the hand of Vaitheeswari (Meena), whom Vallavaraayan had also wished to wed. So Vallavaraayan convinces the priest at the temple to mix a poison in the holy water that Vaitheeswari drinks. As a result she becomes incapable of conceiving. But surprisingly, Vaitheeswari soon becomes pregnant-though she has pretended with the help of the mid-wife (S. N. Lakshmi), to do so to uphold her husband's honor. She takes poison and kills herself unable to bear the grief of being incapable of giving her husband a child and on her deathbed makes Vaanavarayan swear to take Ponni (Aishwariya) as his wife. Vaanavarayan however refuses until Ponni agrees to marry Sembattai (Thalapathi Dinesh)- Vallavarayan's hechman-who abandons her to Vallavarayan's vice. Infuriated Vaanavarayam attacks Vallavarayam and spares his life after giving him a sermon on how to win the heart of people.
Vaanavarayan marries Ponni in the end and has a daughter he names Vaitheeswari (appears in the extended DVD version of P.Vasu Special DVD's).
|Aishwarya||Ponni - A Worshipper of Vaanavarayan and later on his wife|
|M. N. Nambiar||Grandfather of Vaanavarayan|
|Manorama||Grandmother of Vaanavarayan|
|Goundamani||A worker in Vaanavarayan house|
|Senthil||A worker in Vaitheeswari house|
|Vijayakumar||Father of Vaitheeswari|
|S. N. Lakshmi||Mid-wife|
|Rajesh Babu||Vallavarayan's younger brother|
|M. Varalakshmi||Vaanavarayan's mother in law|
After the success of Chinna Gounder, Udayakumar was approached by various producers but he was in confusion in selecting hero for his next film and then he decided to have Rajini as hero for his next film. Rajini agreed to act under the direction of Udayakumar and Udaykumar expressed his interest to make this film for AVM Productions. Initially different script was narrated but Udaykumar later opted to film other script as AVM Saravanan felt that it might go over budget. Meena was selected as heroine, Rajini was initially reluctant to have her as heroine as she appeared as child artist for his film Anbulla Rajinikanth and he felt that his fans might not accept this combination and then Rajini agreed to do so.
- "Vanavarayan Vallavarayan" became one of the famous characters in Tamil cinema. Director Rajmohan has directed a film with that title starring Krishna and Makapa Anand in lead roles.
|Soundtrack album by Ilayaraja|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Aalappol Velappol "||S. P. Balasubramaniam, K. S. Chitra||5:06|
|2.||"Adi Raakumuthu"||S. P. Balasubramaniam||5:10|
|3.||"Ejamaan Kaladi"||Malaysia Vasudevan||4:08|
|4.||"Idiye Aanaalum Thangi Kollum"||Malaysia Vasudevan||1:44|
|5.||"Nilave Mugam"||S. P. Balasubramaniam , S. Janaki||5:06|
|6.||"Oru Naalum"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||6:00|
|8.||"Urakka Kathuthu Kozhi"||S. Janaki||5:04|
It was dubbed into Telugu as ROWDY ZAMINDAR
- Yejaman at the Internet Movie Database
- Ejaman Soundtrack at MusicMazaa
- Ejaman Soundtrack at DesiMusic