Enga Muthalali

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Enga Muthalali
Enga Muthalali.jpg
Poster
Directed byLiaquat Ali Khan
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Screenplay byPanchu Arunachalam
Story byPanchu Arunachalam
Produced byMeena Panju Arunachalam
Starring
CinematographyRajarajan
Edited byAshok Metha
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Distributed byP. A. Art Productions
Release date
  • 13 November 1993 (1993-11-13)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Enga Muthalali (transl. Our Boss) is a 1993 Tamil-language drama film directed by Liaquat Ali Khan. The film stars Vijayakanth and Kasthuri. The film, produced by Meena Panju Arunachalam, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 13 November 1993 as one among Diwali releases.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Vijaya Ragunadhan (Vijayakanth), a kind-hearted landlord and the village grams, lives with his younger brother Balu (Raja) and his mother (Janaki). He conflicts with his uncle (R. Sundarrajan) since he sent his cousin Jayaraman (Napoleon) to jail for killing a poor farmer. Vijaya Ragunadhan and his niece Kalyani (Kasthuri) are in love since their childhood.

Vijaya Ragunadhan's uncle encourages Sitharaman, Vijaya Ragunadhan's brother-in-law, to stand for their village association's election. Sitharaman and Vijaya Ragunadhan clash during the election, Sitharaman decides to arrange the marriage between his daughter Kalyani and 'Bambaram' Pandu (Vivek). At the wedding, Vijaya Ragunadhan beats Sitharaman's henchmen and gets eventually married to Kalyani.

Balu and Kaveri, Kalyani's half-sister, fall in love with each other. Later, Balu clashes with his brother Vijaya Ragunadhan.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Enga Muthalali
Soundtrack album by
Released1993
Recorded1993
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length24:39
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1993, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali and Panchu Arunachalam.[3]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Bhoomikkum Saamikkum" Mano, K. S. Chithra Vaali 5:05
2 "Kolli Malli" Mano, Swarnalatha 4:49
3 "Kungumam Manjalukku (Ragam: Rathnakanthi)" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki 5:00
4 "Mahathaana Uravugalai" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:44
5 "Marumagale" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra Panchu Arunachalam 5:01

Reception[edit]

The Indian Express wrote "Liyakat Ali Khan's treatment is fairly neat and he has tackled a subject that is different".[4] Thulasi of Kalki found the film to be cliched and predictable.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enga Muthalali". entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Enga Muthalali". en.600024.com. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Enga Muthalali - Illayaraja". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  4. ^ "The Indian Express - Google News Archive Search".
  5. ^ https://archive.org/details/kalki1993-12-05/page/n43/mode/2up