Enkeyo Ketta Kural

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Enkeyo Ketta Kural
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Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Produced byMeena Panju Arunachalam
Edited byR. Vittal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
P. A. Art Productions
Release date
  • 14 August 1982 (1982-August-14)

Enkeyo Ketta Kural (transl. A Voice Heard Somewhere) is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language drama film, directed by S. P. Muthuraman. The film stars Rajinikanth in the lead role, with Ambika and Radha playing his love interests and Meena as their daughter. The film was later remade in Telugu as Bava Maradallu in 1984, in Hindi as Suhaagan in 1986 and in Kannada as Midida Hrudayagalu in 1993.[1]


Kumaran, a hardworking but easily aggrieved and very righteous man, is in love with his first cousin Ponni. Ponni works a very leisurely and laid-back job in a grand mansion. Ponni's younger sibling Kamatchi is fond of Kumaran, but he does not take her seriously. Vishwanathan, the father of Ponni and Kamatchi, plans to get Kumaran and Ponni married. Ponni reluctantly marries Kumaran. A daughter, Meena, is born after a year. Ponni starts to detest Kumaran because of her newfound tasks. Later, her previous employer dies of old age. Ponni visits her employer's son (who is also unhappily married) after the funeral. They both converse about their supposedly miserable lives and decide to elope. After Ponni runs away, her family disowns her and decides to have Kamatchi marry Kumaran. The initially reluctant Kumaran is convinced by his father-in-law and marries Kamatchi. The pair bonds over time and lives in contentment with the child. Ponni realizes her blunder after a few weeks. Disgusted with herself, she leaves the eloped partner, remaining faithful to Kumaran by not engaging in any debauchery with her partner. He confers her a small house near the village, where she spends the rest of her life. She meets her daughter, but her sister, disgusted with Ponni, orders the child not to meet her ever again. Kumaran comes to learn about her faithfulness and visits Ponni on her deathbed. She dies by Kumaran's side after reminiscing about her life. Kumaran is warned by his father-in-law that he will be banished from the village if takes part in her funeral. Kumaran defies him and performs the last rites for Ponni along with their daughter and Kamatchi.



The film was completely shot at a village near Chengalpet.[2]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Aathoram Kaathaada" Jency Panchu Arunachalam 04:27
"Nee Paadum Paadal" S. Janaki 04:13
"Pattu Vanna Selaikaari" Malaysia Vasudevan 04:18
"Thaayum Naane" S. Janaki Vaali 04:25



Enkeyo Ketta Kural was released on 14 August 1982. Due to competition from another Muthuraman-directed film Sakalakala Vallavan, released on the same day, it was less successful.[8]


  1. ^ "Suhaagan". MySwar. Archived from the original on 27 September 2022. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  2. ^ Muthuraman 2017, p. 240.
  3. ^ "Engeyo Ketta Kural (1982)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Engeyo Ketta Kural Tamil Film EP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraaja". Macsendisk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2022. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  5. ^ The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who. Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. 1984. p. 234.
  6. ^ Ramachandran 2014, pp. 122–123.
  7. ^ Ramachandran 2014, p. 268.
  8. ^ Anand, N (21 August 2017). "An August Season". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.


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