Thanthu Vitten Ennai

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Thanthu Vitten Ennai
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Directed byC. V. Sridhar
Written byC. V. Sridhar
Produced byC. V. Sridhar
Edited byChandran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 21 June 1991 (1991-06-21)
Running time
134 minutes

Thanthu Vitten Ennai (transl. I gave myself) is a 1991 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film starring Vikram and Rohini. This was the last film directed by C. V. Sridhar. It was released on 21 June 1991.[1]


The story revolves around two graduates Rajasekhar and Surya who meet up in an accidental Interview. They develop love towards each other. Will destiny unite them or not makes the rest of story.



Vikram was cast in the film while working on En Kadhal Kanmani (1990) after being tipped off about the opportunity by his father, Vinod Raj. Director C. V. Sridhar had wanted to cast a debutant actor, so Vikram kept his involvement in his earlier project a secret from the director, so Sridhar could cast him. It became Sridhar's final film before his death in 2008. In 2013, Vikram revealed that he chose to work on the film with Sridhar, despite the celebrated director's declining career, as it could have marked a comeback.[2]


The film had six songs composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4] The song "Mannavane" is set in the Carnatic raga Arabhi.[5]

Song title Singers Lyrics Length
"Kangalukul" S. Janaki Pulamaipithan 4:37
"Mannavane" S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Gangai Amaran 4:36
"Muthamma" Arunmozhi, Uma Ramanan Ilaiyaraaja 4:47
"Thenral Nee" S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubramanyam Mu. Metha 4:26
"Manasuloni" S. Janaki Tyagaraja 5:50


N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express wrote, "The theme that Sridhar seems to be driving is nebulous, if indeed there is a theme".[6]


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  2. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (1 December 2013). "Man of Steel". The Caravan. Archived from the original on 1 February 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Thanthu Vitten Ennai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". JioSaavn. Archived from the original on 30 June 2022. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Thanthuvitten Ennai Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 30 June 2022. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  5. ^ Mani, Charulatha (12 April 2013). "Valour and worship". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  6. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (28 June 1991). "Thanthuvittaen Ennai". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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