En Kadamai

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En Kadamai
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Tamilஎன் கடமை
Directed byM. Natesan
Produced byM. Natesan
Written byMa. Ra.
StarringM. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi
Music byViswanathan Ramamoorthy
CinematographyR. Sampath
Edited byA. Murugesan
Natesh Art Pictures
Release date
13 March 1964

En Kadamai (My duty) is a Tamil language film, starring M. G. Ramachandran (MGR). The film was released in 1964.

This thriller-action movie was produced and directed by M. Natesan. MGR had already collaborated with the boss of the Natesh Art Pictures, in 1960, in the famous swashbuckler film Mannadhi Mannan.[1] It was dubbed into Telugu (dubbed) as Gharana Hantakudu (1965).


Dharmalingam (M. R. Radha), a rich landlord, is the father of two sons and a daughter. His eldest son has a love marriage with a poor teacher's daughter, Kamala. Dharmalingam disowns them. The son dies and Kamala is left homeless, with a little child. Nathan (MGR), a police officer, gives Kamala shelter in his house and decides to help her fight her case for the property. But Kamala is murdered on the way to the court hearing. Fingers point at Dharmalingam and his son Shankar (M. N. Nambiar). Shankar and Nathan's sister Uma are in love. Nathan comes to investigate the case and falls in love with Dharmalingam's daughter Sarasu (B. Saroja Devi). Now, Nathan is in a dilemma. Should he protect Shankar as he is his sister's sweetheart, or should he drop the case because he loves Dharmalingam's daughter? Or is the real murderer someone else?

This move was failure to impress the audience of Tamil Nadu and big failure for MGR.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran Nathan
B. Saroja Devi Sarasu
M.N. Nambiar Shankar
M. R. Radha Dharmalingam
L. Vijayalakshmi
K. Balaji


Music was by M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamurthy, with lyrics by Kannadasan.[2][3]

  • Hullo Miss: T. M. Soundarraajan
  • Meene Meene Meenamma: P. Suseela
  • Yaaradhu Yaaradhu: T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela
  • Nilladi Nilladi Seemaatti: T. M. Soundararajan
  • Thenodum Thanneren Meedhu: P. Suseela
  • Iravinile Yenna Vizhippu: P. Suseela


T. M. Ramachandran of Sport and Pastime panned the film, calling the music its "saving grace".[4]


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