En Rasavin Manasile

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En Rasavin Manasile
En Rasavin Manasile DVD Cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by Kasthuri Raja
Produced by Rajkiran
Written by Kasthuri Raja
Starring
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Kichas
Edited by L. Kesavan
Production
company
Red Sun Art Creations
Distributed by Red Sun Art Creations
Release date
  • 13 April 1991 (1991-04-13)
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

En Rasavin Manasile is a 1991 Tamil romantic drama film directed by Kasthuri Raja. The film features Rajkiran and Meena in lead roles. The film, produced by Rajkiran, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 13 April 1991. The film had a silver jubilee run and gave a break to Rajkiran and Meena. Vadivelu made his official acting debut with this film. The film was later remade in Telugu as Moratodu Naa Mogudu starring Rajasekhar and Meena reprising her role from the original.[1][2][3][4][5]

Plot[edit]

Mayandi (Rajkiran) was a brave villager who was respected by the other villagers. Mayandi was in love with his cousin Solaiyamma (Meena) but Solaiyamma was afraid of him. While Murugesan (Raj Sundar), a city youngster, fell in love with her little sister Kasthuri (Saradha Preetha). Later, Mayandi got married with Solaiyamma and she was still afraid of him. One night, Mayandi came drunk in his house, molested Solaiyamma and raped her. Since this night, Solaiyamma began to avoid Mayandi and she didn't talk with him any more. She became pregnant. Mayandi and Solaiyamma were unable to understand their feelings. Finally, Ponnuthayi (Srividya), Mayandi's adopted mother, brought them back together. Unfortunately, Solaiyamma died after giving birth.

So Kasthuri brings up Mayandi's baby. Mayandi needs a wife to bring up his baby and he thinks that Kasthuri would be the perfect mother for his baby. Knowing his plan, Murugesan compels his father Pannaiyar (Nambirajan), a ruthless landlord, to accept for the marriage. Pannaiyar encourages Mayandi to bring back his son Murugesan but Kasthuri stops it and clearly tells him that her can only be Murugesan. Mayandi decides to arrange Murugesan and Kasthuri's marriage against Pannaiyar's wish. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.

Cast[edit]

  • Rajkiran as Mayandi
  • Meena as Solaiyamma
  • Raj Sundar as Murugesan
  • Saradha Preetha as Kasthuri
  • Nambirajan as Pannaiyar
  • Goundamani
  • Senthil
  • Srividya as Ponnuthayi
  • Vadivelu as Vadivelu
  • Samikannu as Thangamuthu, Solaiyamma and Kasthuri's father
  • Janaki as Seeniamma, Solaiyamma and Kasthuri's mother
  • K. S. Jayalakshmi as Pannaiyar's wife
  • Babitha as Pangajam
  • Rambo Rajkumar
  • Bombay Rajkumar
  • MLA. Mallayaa
  • S.K.S
  • Scissor Manohar as Mokkasamy
  • Baby Lawrence
  • Baby Amudha
  • Master Sivakumar

Awards[edit]

The film has won the following awards since its release :

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1991

Cinema Express Awards 1991

  • Best New Face Award Actor — Rajkiran

Soundtrack[edit]

En Rasavin Manasile
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 27:35
Producer Ilaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Ilaiyaraaja, Ponnadiyan, Usha and Piraisoodan.[6][7]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Kuyil Paattu' (happy) Swarnalatha 4:54
2 'Kuyil Paattu' (sad) Swarnalatha 3:35
3 'Paarijatha Poove' S. N. Surendar, K. S. Chithra 5:00
4 'Pen Manasu Azham Endru' Ilaiyaraaja 3:50
5 'Poda Poda Punnaakku' Kalpana Ragavender,[8] Vadivelu, Rajkiran 5:43
6 'Sola Pasunkiliye' Ilaiyaraaja 4:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filmography of en rasavin manasile". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ "En Raasavin Manasulle (1991)". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ K. Vijian (1993-05-21), "It's more than a love story", New Straits Times, retrieved 2013-04-21 
  4. ^ S.R. Ashok Kumar (2006-08-17). "A veteran star at a young age". hindu.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Comedian's son takes the mantle". indiaglitz.com. 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Download En Raasavin Manasile by Ilaiyaraaja on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Archived from the original on 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  7. ^ "En Raasavin Manasula". hummaa.com. Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  8. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-cinemaplus/my-first-break/article3023280.ece

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