|Directed by||Pa. Neelakandhan|
|Produced by||T. Govindarajan|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Edited by||C. P. Jambulingam|
|Distributed by||Venus Pictures|
En Annan (English: My Elder Brother), is a 1970 Indian Tamil thriller film, directed by Pa. Neelakandhan, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Jayalalithaa, M. N. Nambiar, S. A. Ashokan, Cho Ramaswamy among others. In the year 1970, it was one of the super hit movies of MGR and ran 100 days in Chennai, Madurai and Trichy.
At the end of the 60s, in the Tamil country (Tamil Nadu)...
Ranga (MGR) is the heroic elder brother of this story.
His father Velappan (T. K. Bagavathy), was a manager at a mill, and is framed for the murder of one of the partners, Karunagaran (S. M. Thirupadhisamy).
He is sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit.
Ranga, since then, works hard to get his sister Thangam (Vijaya Nirmala) educated.
She marries a doctor, Murali (R. Muthuraman), who happens to be Karunagaran's son.
When he finds out she is Velappan's daughter, he leaves her.
Ranga is sent to jail.
There he meets his father, learns about his innocence and vows to get him out.
Velappan is released, Ranga marries his lover Vaalee and Murali takes Thangam back.
|M. G. Ramachandran||as Ranga (alias Rangan), The Elder Brother|
|J. Jayalalitha||as Vali Ammal, Ranga's lover|
|M. N. Nambiar||as Nayagam|
|S. A. Ashokan||as Dharmaraj|
|Cho Ramaswamy||as Poochi, Nayagam's son|
|R. Muthuraman||as Doctor Murali|
|T. K. Bagavathy||as Velappan, Ranga and Thangam's father|
|Thengai Srinivasan||as Nagappan, Vaalee's elder brother|
|Yenethai Kannaiya||as Ponnaiya, the police constable|
|Master Sekhar||as Ranga, child|
|Vijaya Nirmala||as Thangam, Ranga's sister|
|Geethanjali||as Geetha, Dharmaraj's daughter|
|Sundari Bai||as Baby, Dharmaraj's wife|
|S. N. Lakshmi||as Murali's mother|
|Shanmugha Sundhari||as Ponnaiya's wife|
|Baby Sridevi||as Thangam, child|
|S.M.Thirupadhisamy||as Karunagaran, Murali's father|
The film was a remake of the Telugu film, Poola Rangadu (1967). It was directed by Adurthi Subba Rao, with A.N.R. and Jamuna, which itself was loosely based on A. J. Cronin's novel, Beyond This Place (1953).
The song "Nenjam Undu Nermai Undu" was shot in different areas such as Besant Nagar, Central Station, Ripon building, LIC building and Anna statue.
|1.||"Nenjam Undu"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan (Solo)||3.27|
|2.||"Neela Niram"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan & S. Janaki||4.24|
|3.||"Kannukku Theriyada"||Vaali||P. B. Srinivas & L. R. Eswari||4.06|
|4.||"Kondai Oru Pakkam"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||4.09|
|5.||"Kadavul Yen Kallanar"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan||3.19|
|6.||"Aayiram Ennam Kondu"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||5.51|
|7.||"Aasai Iruku"||Kannadasan & Venkatachalam||T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari||3.36|
|8.||"Nenjam Undu"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||3.27|
The Indian Express wrote "There is nothing new in the story and nothing new is attempted. [..] The pace is slow but the photography makes up for it".
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