Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||M. Sasikumar|
|Written by||M. Sasikumar|
|Music by||James Vasanthan|
|Cinematography||S. R. Kathir|
|Edited by||A. L. Ramesh|
|Distributed by||Company Productions|
|Box office||₹16 crore|
Easan (Tamil: ஈசன்) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language drama film written, directed and produced by M. Sasikumar, directing his second film after the blockbuster, Subramaniapuram. It stars Samuthirakani, Vaibhav, producer A. L. Alagappan and Abhinaya in lead roles alongside several newcomers. The film was known and referred to as Nagaram and Aaga Chiranthavan before the official title was confirmed. It released on 17 December 2010.
The story begins with a pub dance where girls and boys enjoy themselves to the fullest in a much spoilt way which leads to Eve teasing and results in a girl's death. Sangayya (Samudrakani), the assistant commissioner of police, is forced to revoke the case because of Chezhiyan's (Vaibhav Reddy) (a rich, spoiled guy) influence. Chezhiyan with his father's Deiva Nayagam (A. L. Alagappan), State minister for Forests and Agri, would bail them out even if he and his friends commit a murder. Chezhiyan falls in love with a girl named Reshma, (Aparna) daughter of a businessman (largely inspired from Vijay Mallya). There are some political dramas that happens before the families agree to their marriage. Sangayya has been used in this political drama. He gets furious after learning this, but his hands are tied by the commissioner of police. When Chezhiyan is mysteriously kidnapped and beaten up by an unknown character, Sangayya starts an investigation. Sangayya solves the case and comes to know that a XI grade student named as Easan is responsible.
Easan has a flash-back sequence where his mute sister Poorani (Abhinaya) is raped by Chezhiyan and his friend Vinoth in a birthday party. Easan's family, not being able to cope with the incident, commits mass suicide by drinking poisoned coffee. Easan survives since he only drinks a bit. He is rushed to the emergency where Poorani's friend Shyamala visits him and reveals what happened to his sister. Due to the strong affection he has for his sister, he decides to take revenge over the convicts. This is revealed to Sangayya by Easan himself, while Deiva Nayagam and his assistant arrive at the scene of investigation and find the dead body of Chezhiyan. The rest of the climax is how Sangayya saves Easan and himself from Deiva Nayagam and his assistant, by killing them. Easan if finally admitted in a Juvenile Reformatory and is visited by Sangaiyya and his family.
- Samuthirakani as ACP Sangayya
- Vaibhav as Chezhian Deivanayagam
- A. L. Alagappan as Minister Deivanayagam
- Abhinaya as Poorani
- Aparnaa Bajpai as Reshma Shivaraj
- Rao Ramesh as Neethirajan
- Blessy as Karupusamy
- Thulasi as Shyamala
- Dushyanth Jayaprakash as Easan
- Niranjan Jayaprakash as Vinod
- Latha Rao
- Namo Narayana as Deivanayagam Right Hand
Actor Vikram announced his own production company Reel Life Entertainment in July 2009 and announced that Sasikumar would direct his first film, the action thriller Easan, featuring Samudrakani, Vaibhav, Abhinaya and Aparnaa Bajpai. However, after 90% of the shoot had been completed, Vikram pulled out of the venture citing that Sasikumar had overshot his budget and the director eventually bought and released the film.
Easan's soundtrack is composed by James Vasanthan, with whom Sasikumar had worked for Subramaniapuram as well. The audio launch event was held on 19 November 2010 at Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai, with noted and acclaimed directors from various Indian film industries - K.Balachander, Bala and Ameer Sultan from the Tamil film industry along with Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap, Malayalam director Ranjith, Telugu director Trivikram Srinivas and Kannada director Yograj Bhat - participating.
|1.||"Meyyana Inbam"||Na. Muthukumar||Sukhwinder Singh, Benny Dayal, Sunandan|
|2.||"Jilla Vittu"||Mohan Rajan||Thanjai Selvi|
|3.||"Get Ready"||Na. Muthukumar||Benny Dayal, Gerard Thompson|
|4.||"Kannil Anbai"||Na. Muthukumar||Padmanabhan|
|5.||"Sugavaasi"||Yugabharathi||K. S. Chitra, Malgudi Subha|
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