En Jeevan Paduthu

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En Jeevan Paduthu
Official DVD Box Cover
Directed by R. Sundarrajan
Produced by Panchu Arunachalam
Written by R. Sundarrajan
Screenplay by R. Sundarrajan
Story by Panchu Arunachalam
Starring Karthik
Captain Raju
Chinni Jayanth
Kapil Dev
Santhana Bharathi
Pratap Pothan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Rajarajan
Edited by Krishna
Distributed by Panchu Associates
Release date
24 June 1988
Running time
132 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

En Jeevan Paduthu is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by R. Sundarrajan [1] starring Karthik and Saranya in lead roles, supported by Sudha, Captain Raju and Kapil Dev. The movie was dubbed into Telugu as "Akarshana", and some scenes were re-edited, as the Tamil version was not a box-office success. However, the soundtrack was very popular, especially in Tamil.


Narmada (Saranya Ponvannan) joins a new college, as she feels so bored sitting alone in her house. Her father is a businessman. In college, she happens to see the paintings and books written by Surendran. She is very much fascinated by him, but unable to find him in college. She is shocked when she finds Surendran (Karthik Muthuraman) has already committed suicide. Narmada frequently visits his grave in the following days, and the ghost of Surendran appears, advising her to cease visiting his grave. Those around Narmada suspect that she is mentally ill, as nobody else can see Surendran. Surendran tells Narmada he was duped to love by his colleague Philomina (Sudha). He genuinely loved her, even converting to Christianity; Surendran's father dies, shocked at the conversation. Philomina proves unfaithful, and marries Dr. Vijay (Prathap Pothen), which results in Surendran committing suicide. Later it is revealed that, Philomina dies during delivery. Anand (Kapil Dev), a rich businessman, becomes attracted to Narmada asks for her hand in marriage. Narmada's father approves of this marriage proposal, but Narmada is against this alliance as she is in love with Surendran. Narmada's father forcefully announces the marriage, but she escapes from marriage hall and commits suicide to join with Surendran in the afterlife.



The music for this film was composed by Illayaraja. The lyrics were written by Ilaiyaraaja and Panju Arunachalam.

Song Singers Duration[2]
Aan Pillai Enraal Meesai Chorus, S. Janaki, Mano 4:43
Engirundho Azhaikkum Lata Mangeshkar 4:34
Engirundho Azhaikkum Ilayaraja 4:37
Engirundho Azhaikkum Mano, Lata Mangeshkar 2:57
Kaadhal Vaanile S. Janaki 4:35
Katti Vechukko Enthan Anbu Manasu Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 4:42
Mounam Yen Mounamey Vasantha Kaalama Mano 4:37
Ore Murai Un Dharisanam S. Janaki 4:37


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