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Directed bySakthi Chidambaram
Produced byAmudha Durairaj
Siva Balaji
Music byDeva
CinematographySuresh Devan
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Seven Hills Film Factory
Release date
  • 24 June 2005 (2005-06-24)

Englishkaran (Tamil: இங்கிலிஷ்காரன்; English: English Man) is a 2005 Tamil masala film It stars Sathyaraj, Siva Balaji, and Madhumitha in the lead roles, while Namitha, Vadivelu and Santhanam play other supporting roles. "English Karan" with the tagline "Tamizh Vazhga" is a film from the hit combo from Sathyaraj and Shakthi Chidambaram whose earlier ventures "Ennamma Kannu" and "Maha Nadigan" were hits. Englishkaran also has humour, glamour, lots of puns and is based on a strong theme paced with whimsy humour. The film opened to positive reviews and was commercially successful at the box office.


The film starts with Thamizharasan (Sathyaraj), a reformist who enters a village with the intention to unite a couple and help a young girl named Sandhya (Madhumitha), who aspires to be a singer. Bala (Siva Balaji) is in love with Sandhya. There, Thamizharasan faces the anger of Sandhya’s father (Dhandapani), a strong believer of older ideologies. Sandhya hates Thamizharasan, and the reason for that is told in a flashback, which starts with Thamizharasan's wife Maheswari (Namitha) aspiring to be a sports champion. Thamizharasan motivates and helps her. Due to some family problems, Maheswari commits suicide after making her husband promise to help her sister become a popular singer. The rest of the film is how Thamizharasan fulfills Maheshwari's promise and helps unite Bala and Sandhya.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Deva chronology
Maha Nadigan
Nanbanin Kadhali

Soundtrack was composed by Deva and released on Bayshore.

1."Yaaradhu Yaaradhu -"SnehanShreya Ghoshal5:50
2."Englishkaran -"Sakthi ChidambaramSuresh Peters5:31
3."Nanbanae Nanbanae"Pa. VijayK. S. Chithra5:36
4."Yeh Thiruda"Pa. VijaySrikanth Deva, Sunitha Sarathy5:49
5."Ghajini Mohammed"SnehanKarthik, Suchitra6:10
Total length:28:56

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mainly positive reviews and was a commercial success grossing $1 million at the box office. Nowrunning commented that sparky script, great performances, directorial flare, and play's essential revelation made "Englishkaran" an admirable movie. The film got its humor from spoofing and parodying and offered wholesome entertainment value whatsoever.[2] Indiaglitz commented that Sakthi Chidamabaram had tried to give a movie with a strong message with a convoluted mix of humour, romance and glamour.[3]

Further to this the audience felt that Sathyaraj had done a commendable job with his comedy in this film. Siva Balaji has given a balanced performance. Madhumitha's looks in the movie was commemorated to be glamorous. The comedy scene where Vadivelu tries to scare Sathyaraj by pretending to be a ghost and Satyaraj counteracted in the same fashion with a Chandramukhi–like dance imitating Jothika created riproaring comedy and appealed to all fun-loving persons. Vadivelu’s comedy was hilarious. Walter Devaram in a cameo role was passable. Namitha in a brief role had done a good job.


  1. ^ "Englishkaran - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 24 June 2005. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.nowrunning.com/movie/2339/tamil/englishkaran/524/review.htm
  3. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/review/7577.html

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