Ellame En Rasathan

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Ellame En Rasathan
Directed byRajkiran
Produced byRajkiran
Written byRajkiran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyB. S. Lokanath
Edited byL. Kesavan
R. M. Kuppuraj
Red Sun Art Creations
Release date
  • 14 April 1995 (1995-04-14)
Running time
160 minutes

Ellame En Rasathan is a 1995 Tamil drama film produced and directed by Rajkiran. The film features Rajkiran, Sangita and Roopa Sree in the lead roles. The film's musical score is by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 14 April 1995. The film was a hit at the box-office.[1][2][3] The film was remade in Telugu as Soggadi Pellam (1996) starring Mohan Babu, Ramya Krishnan and Monica Bedi.


Singarasu (Rajkiran) comes to a remote village with his daughter. Singarasu looks for his wife's murderer and only his daughter witnessed the murderer Mookaiyan (Sooriyan). Although, Mookaiyan follows them to kill the witness. Meanwhile, the daughter of the village chief Chinna Raani (Roopa Sree) falls in love with Singarasu.

In the past, Singarasu was the gram panchayat president: he was a rough and irresponsible man who spent a lot of time playing rummy, but he was a kind-hearted man. The rowdy Mookaiyan killed a newborn girl in the other village and supported female infanticide. Later, Singarasu clashed with the other village's chief Ayya (Vittal Rao) for supporting this practice. To punish Ayya, Singarasu kidnapped his daughter Raani (Sangita) and sequestered her in his house. Ayya then called the police to arrest the murderer Mookaiyan and Mookaiyan was sent to jail. Thereafter, Raani fell in love with Singarasu and refused to go back home. Singarasu married Raani but he was still an irresponsible man. Later, Singarasu decided to work hard and he became a respected man in the village. Upon his release from the jail, Mookaiyan decided to take revenge on Singarasu so he murdered his innocent wife Raani.

Back to the present, Singarasu clearly objects to wed Chinna Raani and he is determined to punish the heartless Mookaiyan. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.



Ellame En Rasathan
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Pulamaipithan and Ponnadiyan.[4][5]

Track # Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Azhagaana Mancha Pura" Mano, S. Janaki Vaali 5:03
2 "Ettana Iruntha" Vadivelu Ponnadiyan 4:55
3 "Oru Santhana Kaattu" Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki Vaali 5:29
4 "Thootukudi Muthu" Asha Lekha Vaali 5:07
5 "Veenaikku Veenai" Ilaiyaraaja Pulamaipithan 5:05


New Straits Times wrote "Ellame En Rasah Thaan has a rather slow beginning and takes too much time coming to the point but [..] there is a following for this type of family-oriented movie".[6]


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  5. ^ "Download Ellame En Raasathaan by Various Artists on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Vijiyan, K. (20 May 1995). "More about the virtues of a good wife". New Straits Times. p. 14.

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