Enga Ooru Pattukaran

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Enga Ooru Pattukaran
Directed byGangai Amaran
Produced byKalyani Murugan
Written bySangili Murugan
S. Gajendra Kumar (dialogues)
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyK. B. Dayalan
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Meenakshi Arts
Release date
  • 14 April 1987 (1987-04-14)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Enga Ooru Pattukaran (English: Singer of Our Town) is a 1987 Tamil drama film directed by Gangai Amaran. The film features Ramarajan, Rekha and Shantipriya in lead roles, with Senthamarai, Vinu Chakravarthy, Senthil, Kovai Sarala and S. S. Chandran playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Kalyani Murugan, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 14 April 1987. The film was huge hit.[1][2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

Shenbagam (Nishanthi), the daughter of a wealthy landlord (Senthamarai), and Seethan (Ramarajan), an orphan milkman, are in love but they do not express their love directly. Seethan has been brought up by Maruthamuthu (Vinu Chakravarthy). When Shenbagam's father decides to get her married to a rich man, she commits suicide.

Seethan becomes distraught after his lover's death. Maruthamuthu steps in and arranges his marriage with the woman Kaveri (Rekha). Seethan gets married to her but he cannot forget Shenbagam.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Enga Ooru Pattukaran
Soundtrack album by
Released1987
Recorded1987
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length36:46
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1987, features 8 tracks with lyrics written by Gangai Amaran.[5][6][7] Mano sang all the songs and "Shenbagame" remains one of the all time chartbusters of Ilayaraja. The song "Madurai Marikozhundhu" was reused as "Yamaho" in Telugu film Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990) and the song "Shenbagame" was reused as "Pavurama" in the Telugu film Aa Okkati Adakku (1992).

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Azhagi Nee Perazhagi" Mano 4:58
2 "Enga Ooru Pattukaran" Ilaiyaraaja 4:28
3 "Jinginakku Jinakku" Mano, S. Janaki 4:32
4 "Madura Marikkozhunthu" Mano, K. S. Chitra 4:41
5 "Paechi Paechi" Mano 4:27
6 "Shenbagame Shenbagame" (male) Mano 4:32
7 "Shenbagame Shenbagame" (female) Asha Bhosle 7:42
8 "Shenbagame Shenbagame" (duet) Mano, Sunanda 4:27

Reception[edit]

The Indian Express criticised the storyline as "static", but lauded Ilaiyaraaja's music.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filmography of enga ooru pattukkaran". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  2. ^ "Enga ooru Paattukaran". popcorn.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  3. ^ "IndiaGlitz - Ramarajan is back - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  4. ^ "IndiaGlitz - Birthday wishes to Gangai Amaran - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  5. ^ "Enga Ooru Paatukaaran". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  6. ^ "Enga Ooru Paatukaran Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  7. ^ "Enga Ooru Pattukaran". hummaa.com. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  8. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=P9oYG7HA76QC&dat=19870508&printsec=frontpage&hl=en