En Uyir Kannamma

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En Uyir Kannamma
En Uyir Kannamma.jpg
Directed bySivachandran
Screenplay bySivachandran
Aaroor Dass (dialogue)
Story bySivachandran
Produced byS. K. Shankaralingam
S. S. Chandran
CinematographyDinesh Baboo
Edited byB. Lenin-V. T. Vijayan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
S.K.S. Film Creations
Distributed byS.K.S. Film Creations
Release date

En Uyir Kannamma (transl. Kannamma, my life) is a 1988 Indian Tamil language film, the directorial debut of Sivachandran. The film stars Prabhu, Radha, Lakshmi and S. S. Chandran. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja.[1]


Shanmugam (Prabhu), a lorry cleaner is in love with Kannamma (Radha) however unknown to him he had slept with a woman Ammu (Lakshmi) during rainy night because he was drunk at that time. Ammu who turns out to be pregnant, her chastity has been questioned by the village. She dies while giving birth to a girl child. Kannamma hates Shanmugam for committing this mistake. Shanmugam decides to walk on fire to prove his purity. Nallamuthu (Radha Ravi), Kannamma's fiancé misbehaves with her and she saves Shanmugam from dying of plan orchestrated by lorry driver Madhavan (Sivachandran) who was in love with Kannamma wanted to avenge Shanmugam but turns out that both Madhavan and Nallamuthu plotted together to get them united.



En Uyir Kannamma marked the directorial debut of actor Sivachandran.[2]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Salangai Satham" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra Vaali 01:23
2 "Naan Thedum" Malaysia Vasudevan 04:23
3 "Naadodi Paattukkal" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 03:48
4 "Mathalam Kotta" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra 04:35
5 "Yaarai Keattu" K. S. Chithra 04:30
6 "Poombaaraiyil" Ilaiyaraaja 04:42


The Indian Express wrote "Sivachandran [..] turns director En Uyir Kannamma. His story for his own film builds up the dramatic tensions and conflicts gradually, and even in conceiving and staging the action he manages to lend a great deal of realism to some scenes".[2]


  1. ^ "En Uyir Kannamma / என் உயிர் கண்ணம்மா (1988)". Screen4Screen (in English and Tamil). Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b "The Indian Express - Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ "En Uyir Kannamma Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  4. ^ "YEn Uyir Kannamma".

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