En Mana Vaanil

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En Mana Vaanil
Directed byVinayan
Written byVinayan
Gokula Krishnan (dialogues)
Produced byV. Ravichandran
Kavya Madhavan
CinematographyUtpal V. Nayanar
Edited byG. Murali
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 12 September 2002 (2002-09-12)
Running time
150 minutes

En Mana Vaanil (transl. In my heart of sky) is a 2002 Indian Tamil language romantic drama film written and directed by Vinayan and is a remake of his own Malayalam film Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002).[1] The film stars Jayasurya, Kavya Madhavan who were part of original film, making their debut in Tamil cinema with this film. Vadivelu and Vijayakumar appear in supporting roles.[2]


A poor mute man Ganesh and a rich deaf-mute girl Thilaka fall in love. Their love is supported by Ganesh's family but is opposed with a vengeance by Thilaka's family. At the same time, Thilaka is pursued by other suitors who are only after her money. Ganesh and Thilaka flee their hometown together, pursued by Thilaka's uncle and suitor. What happens next is the crux of the Story.



Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4]

Track listing
1."Enna Solli Paduvatho"Palani BharathiHariharan, Sadhana Sargam4:55
2."Kuthu Kuthu"MuthulingamKarthik, Mano, Sujatha, Surendhar, Harish Rahavendra4:28
3."Roatoram"Mu. MethaK. J. Yesudas, Shruti Haasan5:02
4."Unnai Kannum Pothu"Palani BharathiHariharan, Karthik5:54
5."Unnai Thedi"Palani BharathiHariharan5:04
6."Unnai Thedi" (reprise)Palani BharathiIlaiyaraaja5:04
7."Vayasu Vantha"Palani BharathiNapoleon, Biju, S. N. Surendar, Swarna Latha4:47
8."Muthu Muthu"Palani BharathiKarthik, Bhavatharini5:07
Total length:40:21


Sify called it "the most idiotic and lamebrain film made in recent times"; however the critic noted "The silver lining on the otherwise intolerable film is the melodious songs tuned by Illayaraja".[5] Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu wrote, "Too much of mental and physical trauma on screen could only leave the viewer weary and exasperated".[6] Visual Dasan of Kalki called it the age old story of lovers on the run but praised Ilayaraja's background score and Jayasurya's acting.[7]


  1. ^ "En Mana Vaanil". Sify. Archived from the original on 2 January 2005. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Enmanavanil". BizHat.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  3. ^ Mannath, Malini (22 September 2002). "En Mana Vaanile". Chennai Online. Archived from the original on 5 February 2005. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  4. ^ "En Mana Vaanill (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Apple Music. 20 May 2002. Archived from the original on 7 January 2023. Retrieved 7 January 2023.
  5. ^ "En Mana Vaanil". Sify. Archived from the original on 11 April 2022. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  6. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (20 September 2002). "En Mana Vaanil ..." The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  7. ^ தாசன், விசுவல் (13 October 2003). "என் மன வானில்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 38. Archived from the original on 25 September 2023. Retrieved 25 September 2023.

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