En Rasavin Manasile

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En Rasavin Manasile
En Rasavin Manasile.jpg
Directed byKasthuri Raja
Written byKasthuri Raja
Produced byRajkiran
Edited byL. Kesavan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Red Sun Art Creations
Release date
  • 13 April 1991 (1991-04-13)
Running time
143 minutes[1]

En Rasavin Manasile (transl. In the heart of my man) is a 1991 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Kasthuri Raja in his directorial debut.[2] The film stars Rajkiran (who also produced) and Meena. It was released on 13 April 1991. The film had a silver jubilee run and gave a break to Rajkiran and Meena.[3][4] Vadivelu made his official acting debut with this film.[5] The film was later remade in Telugu as Moratodu Naa Mogudu (1992) with Meena reprising her role,[6] and in Sinhala as Ayadimi Sama (1999).[7]


Mayandi was a brave and strong man who was respected by the villagers. He was in love with his cousin Solaiyamma and wanted to marry her, but they had nothing in common. The soft-spoken Solaiyamma was afraid of him. In the meantime, Murugesan, a city youngster, fell in love with Solaiyamma's younger sister Kasthuri. 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 any more. A few months later, Solaiyamma discovered that she was pregnant. Mayandi and Solaiyamma were unable to understand their feelings. Finally, Ponnuthayi, 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. Kasthuri's mother however refuses as she feels Mayandi was responsible for Solaiyamma's death. Meanwhile, Murugesan compels his father Pannaiyar, 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 with Murugesan. Mayandi decides to arrange Murugesan and Kasthuri's marriage against Pannaiyar's wish. In the end, Mayandi manages to get Murugesan and Kasthuri together along with subduing Pannaiyar, but dies from his injuries.



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."[8] The film was based on a real event that happened in Kasthuri Raja's native village Malingapuram, he decided to make a film on it.[9] The lead role was originally offered to Vijayakanth and Sathyaraj, both of whom declined.[10]


The film has won the following awards since its release :

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1991

Cinema Express Awards 1991[11]

  • Best New Face Award Actor — Rajkiran


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by him, Ponnadiyan, Usha and Piraisoodan.[12][13] The song "Poda Poda Punnakku" was recreated by Yuvan Shankar Raja for Coffee with Kadhal (2022).[14]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Length
"Kuyil Paattu" (happy) Swarnalatha Ilaiyaraaja 4:54
"Kuyil Paattu" (sad) Swarnalatha 3:35
"Kuyil Paattu" (sad) Swarnalatha , Ilaiyaraaja 3:35
"Paarijatha Poove" S. N. Surendar, K. S. Chithra Ponnadiyan 5:00
"Pen Manasu Azham Endru" Ilaiyaraaja Ilaiyaraaja 3:50
"Poda Poda Punnaakku" Kalpana Raghavendar,[15] Vadivelu, Rajkiran Usha 5:43
"Sola Pasunkiliye" Ilaiyaraaja Piraisoodan 4:33


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  14. ^ Poda Poda Punnaku - Video Song | Coffee With Kadhal | Sundar C | Ilaiyaraaja | Yuvan Shankar Raja. U1 Records. 9 December 2022. Archived from the original on 12 December 2022. Retrieved 9 December 2022 – via YouTube.
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