En Aasai Machan

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En Aasai Machan
Directed byR. Sundarrajan
Produced byTamil Fathima
Written byR. Sundarrajan
Starring
Music byDeva
CinematographyRajarajan
Edited byG. Jayachandran
Production
company
Release date
26 August 1994
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

En Aasai Machan (transl. My dream friend) is a 1994 Tamil language drama film directed by R. Sundarrajan. The film features Vijayakanth, Murali, Revathi and Ranjitha in lead roles. The film, produced by Tamil Fathima, had musical score by Deva and was released on 26 August 1994.[1][2] It was also dubbed in Telegu as Jamindaru Theerpu.[3]

Plot[edit]

Subramani (Murali), the college leader, falls in love with Meenakshi (Ranjitha), but she requests him to complete her challenges to accept his love. Subramani succeeds her challenges, and when she asks him to kiss her in public, he is arrested by a police officer (Radha Ravi). Aruchami (Vijayakanth), Subramani's brother, the respected village chief, lives with Thayamma (Revathi).

In the past, Subramani's mother died during Subramani's childbirth. Aruchami and Thayamma got engaged when they were children. They stayed unmarried to take care of Subramani.

Subramani is later released from jail. Meenakshi's uncle (Kazan Khan) wants to marry her, and he then beats up Aruchami. Later, Thayamma decides to work in Meenakshi's house to spy on her. Meenakshi admits to Thayamma that she is in love with Subramani. Meenakshi's uncle agrees for Meenakshi and Subramani's marriage. Finally, Subramani and Meenakshi get married, but they discover that Thayamma has died.

It is revealed that on the day before, Meenakshi's uncle humiliated Aruchami to take revenge, and Aruchami accepted it for his brother's marriage. Unable to bear this torture, Thayamma dies watching him. The film ends with Aruchami marrying Thayamma before carrying her dead body off to perform her last rites.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1994

Cinema Express Awards 1994

Soundtrack[edit]

En Aasai Machan
Soundtrack album by
Released1994
Recorded1994
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length26:07
ProducerDeva

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1994, features 7 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Gangai Amaran and Kalidasan.[5][6][7]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyrics
1 'Aadiyile Sedhi' K. S. Chithra 4:57 Kalidasan
2 'Karuppu Nila' K. S. Chithra 5:15 Kalidasan
3 'Raasithan Kai Raasithan' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 5:04 Vaali
4 'Soru Kondu Pora' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 3:51 Gangai Amaran
5 'Thalaivanai Azhaikuthu' S. Janaki 4:38 Kalidasan
6 'Then Madurai' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:09 Kalidasan
7 'Valai Virikkiran' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:51 Kalidasan

Reception[edit]

INDOlink wrote "A brilliant performance by Revathi notwithstanding, En Aasai Machaan, the come back vehicle of director R.Sunderrajan fails to grip the viewer with the narration slipping on many occasions".[8] K. Vijiyin of New Straits Times wrote that while the film had a promising start, it "ends up being disappointing".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find Tamil Movie En Asai Machan". jointscene.com. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "En Aasai Machaan". popcorn.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf6DZDeyQcA
  4. ^ "My Awards". revathy.com (Official website of Revathi). Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Find Tamil Movie En Asai Machan". jointscene.com. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "En Aasai Machan Songs". oosai.com. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "En Aasai Machan by Deva". muzigle.com. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ Balaji T.K. "INDOlink Film Review: En Aasai Machaan". INDOlink. Archived from the original on 7 June 1997. Retrieved 14 April 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  9. ^ Vijiyin, K. (10 September 1994). "Promising start, but ends up being disappointing". New Straits Times. p. 15.