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Enga Ooru Mappillai

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Enga Ooru Mappillai
Directed byT. P. Gajendran
Screenplay byS. Gajendrakumar
Story byRajakumaran
Produced bySureshkanth
M. Jagadeeswaran
CinematographyP. S. Nivas
Edited byGanesh—Kumar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
VNR Creations
Citizen Films
Release date
  • 14 April 1989 (1989-04-14)

Enga Ooru Mappillai (transl. Our village's groom) is a 1989 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by T. P. Gajendran and produced by Sureshkanth and M. Jagadeeshwaran. The film stars Ramarajan and Gautami. It features Goundamani, Senthil, Santhana Bharathi and Kovai Sarala in supporting roles. The film was released on 14 April 1989.[1]


Velu moves in with his uncle Chokalingam after his mother dies, but is constantly berated by his aunt and her three con artist brothers. Naive and slightly hapless, Velu often takes the blame for the misdeeds of the three brothers. In this manner, he is pitted against Panjavarnam, daughter of Sathyamorthy, a village leader and Gandhian. Rajalingam, the richest man in town, uses his guise as a charitable village elder to rape young women and brew moonshine.

When Sathyamoorthy offers Velu a job, he and Panjavarnam become friends. Rajalingam sets his sights on Panjavarnam, but his plots to kidnap her are foiled by a clueless Velu. Upset, Rajalingam convinces her father to agree to her marriage with another man. Due to fortunate circumstances, the true nature of the man is revealed, allowing Velu and Panjavarnam to marry. On their wedding night, Rajalingam's men attempt to kidnap Panjavarnam. They do not succeed, but Velu is chased away and beaten to near-death after he witnesses Rajalingam murdering a man. The rest of the village believes him to be dead. Velu is rescued by a military man and taught to fight. He returns to the village to reunite with Panjavarnam and challenge Rajalingam.



Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2][3]

Song Singers Lyrics
"Vaanathula Velli" Mano, K. S. Chithra Vaali
"Thottathu" Malaysia Vasudevan
"Oorukkulla" S. P. Sailaja Piraisoodan
"En Kaveriye" Ilaiyaraaja, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran
"Kodupatha Koduthuttu" K. S. Chithra, Mano, Deepan Chakravarthy


  1. ^ "எங்க ஊரு மாப்பிள்ளை / Enga Ooru Mappillai (1989)". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 19 November 2023. Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Enga Ooru Maappillai Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraaja". Macsendisk. Archived from the original on 5 February 2023. Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  3. ^ "Enga Ooru Mappillai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Apple Music. Archived from the original on 9 August 2023. Retrieved 9 August 2023.

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