Enga Ooru Pattukaran

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

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, 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.[1][2][3][4]


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.



Enga Ooru Pattukaran
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature 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.[5][6][7] Mano sang all the songs and "Shenbagame" remains one of the all time chartbusters of Ilayaraja. The song "Madurai Marikozhundhu" set in raaga Mayamalavagowlai 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


The Indian Express criticized the storyline as "static".The reviewer went on to say "Ilayaraja's brand of soporific tunes mostly in the lower register blend with the unassuming style of the film".[8]


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  3. ^ "IndiaGlitz – Ramarajan is back – Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  4. ^ "IndiaGlitz – Birthday wishes to Gangai Amaran – Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Enga Ooru Paatukaaran". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Enga Ooru Paatukaran Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Enga Ooru Pattukaran". hummaa.com. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  8. ^ "The Indian Express". Google News Archive. 8 May 1987. Retrieved 29 August 2020.

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