En Rasavin Manasile

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

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[2][3][4] 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.



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."[5] The film was based on real event happened in Kasthuri Raja's native village Malingapuram, he decided to make a film on it.[6]


The film has won the following awards since its release :

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1991

Cinema Express Awards 1991[7]

  • Best New Face Award Actor — Rajkiran


En Rasavin Manasile
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by him, Ponnadiyan, Usha and Piraisoodan.[8][9]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
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,[10] Vadivelu, Rajkiran Usha 5:43
7 "Sola Pasunkiliye" Ilaiyaraaja Piraisoodan 4:33


  1. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul, eds. (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press. p. 502. ISBN 0-19-563579-5.
  2. ^ Vijiyan, K. (21 May 1993). "It's more than a love story". New Straits Times. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  3. ^ S.R. Ashok Kumar (17 August 2006). "A veteran star at a young age". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 January 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Comedian's son takes the mantle". indiaglitz.com. 7 November 2006. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  5. ^ Saravanan, T. (13 November 2015). "In love with village vistas". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  6. ^ Balu, S. "Again a super car". Kalki. p. 66.
  7. ^ "'Chinnathambi' bags Cinema Express award". The Indian Express. 25 February 1992. p. 3.
  8. ^ "Download En Raasavin Manasile by Ilaiyaraaja on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  9. ^ "En Raasavin Manasula". hummaa.com. Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  10. ^ "My first break". The Hindu. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2020.

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