|Enga chinna thambi|
|Directed by||S. D. Saba|
|Produced by||V. Thamilazhagan|
|Written by||N. Prasannakumar (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Rama Veerapan|
|Story by||Sathya Movies Story Department|
|Edited by||K. R. Krishnan|
|Distributed by||Sathya Movies|
|9 April 1993|
Enga Thambi (lit. Our Brother) is a 1993 Tamil action romance film directed by Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy. The film stars Prashanth and Subhashri in the lead roles with Lakshmi, Nagesh and Nassar in supporting roles. Ilaiyaraaja composed the film's music. The film was also later dubbed and released in Telugu as Allari Prema.
Pichumani (Prashanth) is an orphan, and Muthu (Nagesh) brings him up. Pichumani falls in love with Indu (Subhashri), but her uncle Dinakar (Nassar), a police officer, opposes this. Nevertheless, Indu is determined to wed her first love. To avert this, Dinakar hatches a plan through which Pichumani is sent to jail. When Indu gives up hope, advocate Shanthi (Lakshmi) emerges to fight his case. It is revealed that Shanthi and Dinakar have been in a relationship earlier. Now, will their past work in the favor of the lovebirds or will it make matters worse is the rest of the story. In the end, Dinakar gets arrested and comes to know that Pichumani is his son and that Shanthi is his mother. The film ends with Pichumani and Indu getting married.
Subhashri, sister of Kannada actress Malasri, was recommended by Thiagarajan to be the heroine of the film. He had also recommended the actress to be a part of Shankar's Gentleman, while the director had met with Prashanth and his father Thiagarajan, while considering the casting for Kadhalan.
The film opened to mixed reviews, with a critic from The New Straits Times noting that the film "makes best of a weak story", praising the performances of Prashanth and Nassar. The Indian Express wrote "S. D. Saba [..] handles the script and his artists with confidence and his narration is fairly neat."
|1||"Antha Utchi Malai"||Mano|
|2||"Ithu Maanodum"||Arun Mozhi, Uma Ramanan|
|3||"Malaiyoram Maankuruvi"||Mano, Minmini|
|5||"Maane Marghathamey"||Mano, S. Janaki|