En Rasavin Manasile
|En Rasavin Manasile|
|Directed by||Kasthuri Raja|
|Written by||Kasthuri Raja|
|Edited by||L. Kesavan|
Red Sun Art Creations
|Distributed by||Red Sun Art Creations|
En Rasavin Manasile is a 1991 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Kasthuri Raja in his directorial debut. The film stars Rajkiran and Meena. 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 (1992) with Meena reprising her role and as Ayadimi Sama (1999) in Sinhala.
Mayandi (Rajkiran) was a brave and strong man who was respected by the villagers. He was in love with his cousin Solaiyamma (Meena) and wanted to marry her, but they had nothing in common. The soft-spoken Solaiyamma was afraid of him. In the meantime, Murugesan (Raj Chander), a city youngster, fell in love with Solaiyamma's little sister Kasthuri (Saradha Preetha). Later, Mayandi and Solaiyamma had an arranged marriage, but Solaiyamma was still afraid of him after the marriage. One night, Mayandi came drunk in his house, molested the innocent Solaiyamma, and brutally raped her. Since that night, Solaiyamma began to avoid Mayandi, and she did not talk to him anymore. A few months later, Solaiyamma discovered that she was 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. Kasthuri then brings up Mayandi's baby. Mayandi, who cannot take care of the baby alone, 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 she 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.
- Rajkiran as Mayandi
- Meena as Solaiyamma
- Raj Chander as Murugesan
- Saradha Preetha as Kasthuri
- Srividya as Ponnuthayi
- Nambirajan as Pannaiyar
- Vadivelu as Vadivelu
- Dubbing Janaki as Seeniamma
- K. S. Jayalakshmi as Pannaiyar's wife
- Manohar as Mokkasami
- Rambo Rajkumar
- Babitha as Pangajam
- Samikkannu as Thangamuthu
- Bombay Rajkumar
- M. L. A. Mallayaa
- S. K. S.
- Baby Lawrence
- Baby Amudha
- Master Sivakumar
Kasthuri Raja, who earlier assisted K. S. Gopalakrishnan and Visu, made his directorial debut with this film. He said, "I went to narrate a story to Rajkiran, who was then looking for a script for Ramarajan, as he had got the dates of the popular actor. But script did not suit and I had to do a different script and Rajkiran acted in it." The film was based on real event happened in Kasthuri Raja's native village Malingapuram, he decided to make a film on it.
The film has won the following awards since its release :
- Best Film Award (2nd Place) – Rajkiran
- Special Prize for Best Actor – Rajkiran
- Best Lyricist – Piraisoodan
- Best New Face Award Actor — Rajkiran
|En Rasavin Manasile|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Kuyil Paattu" (happy)||Swarnalatha||Ilaiyaraaja||4:54|
|2||"Kuyil Paattu" (sad)||Swarnalatha||3:35|
|3||"Kuyil Paattu" (sad)||Swarnalatha , Ilaiyaraaja||3:35|
|4||"Paarijatha Poove"||S. N. Surendar, K. S. Chithra||Ponnadiyan||5:00|
|5||"Pen Manasu Azham Endru"||Ilaiyaraaja||Ilaiyaraaja||3:50|
|6||"Poda Poda Punnaakku"||Kalpana Raghavendar, Vadivelu, Rajkiran||Usha||5:43|
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