Enga Ooru Pattukaran
|Enga Ooru Pattukaran|
|Directed by||Gangai Amaran|
|Produced by||Kalyani Murugan|
|Written by||Sangili Murugan|
S. Gajendra Kumar (dialogues)
|Cinematography||K. B. Dayalan|
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
Enga Ooru Pattukaran (transl. The Singer of Our Town) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language 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 a huge blockbuster at box office,making it as one of the highest grossing Tamil films of 1987.It gave a breakthrough for Ramarajan and Rekha.After this film,Ramarajan-Gangai Amaran Duo were known as one of the successful dips in Tamil cinema then.Due to the success of the film,Meenakshi Arts paved way in producing more successful flims such as Nadodi Pattukaran,Enga Ooru Kavallkaran,Karimedu Karuvayan.
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 marries her but cannot forget Shenbagam.
- Ramarajan as Seethan
- Rekha as Kaveri
- Nishanthi as Shenbagam
- Senthamarai as Shenbagam and Vadakku Vinayagam's father
- Vinu Chakravarthy as Maruthamuthu
- Senthil as Vadakku Vinayagam
- Kovai Sarala as Sakku
- S. S. Chandran as Sakku's father
- Pasi Sathya as Sakku's mother
- Venniradai Moorthy as Gopi
- S. N. Parvathy as Shenbagam and Vadakku Vinayagam's mother
- Kallapetti Singaram as Panchayat Leader
- Karuppu Subbiah as Robber
- Usilaimani as Arivumani
- M. N. Nambiar as Kallampattiyan (guest appearance)
- Jaishankar as Manjampatti, Seethan's father (guest appearance)
- Sangili Murugan as Irulappan (guest appearance)
- Dilip as Irulappan's son (guest appearance)
- Gangai Amaran in a cameo appearance
|Enga Ooru Pattukaran|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
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. 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). Further, the tune of the song " Shenbagame Shenbagame" has been used by Ilaiyaraja for the song “Chand Hai Tu” in the hindi film “Mahadev” in 1989, starring Vinod Khanna.
|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|
|6||"Shenbagame Shenbagame" (male)||Mano||4:32|
|7||"Shenbagame Shenbagame" (female)||Asha Bhosle||7:42|
|8||"Shenbagame Shenbagame" (duet)||Mano, Sunanda||4:27|
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