En Annan

En Annan
Directed by Pa.Neelakandhan
Produced by T. Govindarajan
Written by Sornam
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography V. Ramamoorthy
Edited by C. P. Jambulingam
Venus Pictures
Distributed by Venus Pictures
Release dates
  • 21 May 1970 (1970-05-21)


Running time
170 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

En Annan (English: My Elder Brother), is a 1970 Indian Tamil thriller film directed by Pa.Neelakandhan, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role and J. Jayalalitha, M. N. Nambiar, S. A. Ashokan, Cho Ramaswamy among others. In the year 1970, it was one of the super hit movie of MGR and ran 100 days in Chennai, Madurai and Trichy.

The film is a remake of Telugu movie Poola Rangadu (24 November 1967) which was directed by Adurthi Subba Rao, with A.N.R. and Jamuna.

The 2 movies that are loosely based on A. J. Cronin's novel, Beyond This Place.


At the end of the 60s, in the Tamil Country...

Ranga (MGR) is the heroic elder brother of this story.

His father Velappan (T. K. Bagavathy), was a manager at a mill, and is framed for the murder of one of the partners, Karunagaran (S.M.Thirupadhisamy).

He is sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit.

Ranga, only since, works hard to get his sister Thangam (Vijaya Nirmala) educated.

She marries a doctor, Murali (R. Muthuraman), who happens to be Karunagaran's son.

When he finds out she is Velappan's daughter, he leaves her.

Ranga is enraged and beats Nagappan (Thengai Srinivasan), Vaalee (Jayalalitha) 's brother, who informs Murali.

Ranga is sent to jail.

There he meets his father, learns about his innocence and vows to get him out.

Once Ranga is released, he earns the goodwill of the other two partners, Nayagum (M. N. Nambiar) and Dharmaraj (S. A. Ashokan), and finally exposes them.

Velappan is released, Ranga marries his lover Vaalee and Murali takes Thangam back.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Ranga (alias Rangan), The Elder Brother
J. Jayalalitha as Vaalee Ammal, Ranga 's lover
M. N. Nambiar as Nayagum
S. A. Ashokan as Dharmaraj
Cho Ramaswamy as Putchy, Nayagum 's son
R. Muthuraman as The doctor Murali
T. K. Bagavathy[2] as Velappan, Ranga and Thangam 's father
Thengai Srinivasan as Nagappan, Vaalee 's elder brother
Yenethai Kannaiya as Ponnaiya, the police constable
Master Sekhar as Ranga, child
Vijaya Nirmala as Thangam, Ranga 's sister
Geethanjali[3] as Geetha, Dharmaraj 's daughter
Sundari Bai as Baby, Dharmaraj 's wife
S. N. Lakshmi as Murali 's mother
Shanmugha Sundhari[4] as Ponnaiya 's wife
Baby Sridevi as Thangam, child
S.M.Thirupadhisamy[5] as Karunagaran, Murali 's father

Around the movie

Loosely based on A. J. Cronin's novel, Beyond This Place, 1953.

The greatest actor of Bengali cinema Uttam Kumar in Sabar Uparey, 1955 directed by Agradoot.

2 years later, in 1957 Sydney Lumet turns for the American television show Beyond This Place with Farley Granger.

Kala Pani, in 1958, with the India's Gregory Peck, Dev Anand. Directed by Raj Khosla.

Beyond This Place (The America version : Web of Evidence) is a 1959 British film based on the novel. It was directed by Jack Cardiff with Van Johnson.

The Telugu version is Poola Rangadu (24 November 1967). It was directed by Adurthi Subba Rao, with A.N.R. and Jamuna.

In 1972, Adurthi Subba Rao remades in hindi language, Jeet with Randhir Kapoor.

In EN ANNAN, in approximately 21.55 minutes, we can hear for 47 seconds, the instrumental piece, Mexican Shuffle from the album South of the Border (Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass album) (in October 1964) consisted by the big Herb Alpert. In the screen, the actress Geethanjali and the actor Cho Ramaswamy wiggle above...

6 years later, takes out under the same banner, the Venus Pictures, an other thriller film Oorukku Uzhaippavan directed by M.Krishnan with MGR.


Track list[6]
No. TitleLyricsSinger(s) Length
1. "Nenjam Undu"  KannadasanT. M. Soundararajan (Solo) 3.27
2. "Neela Niram"  KannadasanT. M. Soundararajan & S. Janaki 4.24
3. "Kannukku Theriyada"  VaaliP. B. Srinivas & L. R. Eswari 4.06
4. "Kondai Oru Pakkam"  KannadasanT. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela 4.09
5. "Kadavul Yen Kallanar"  KannadasanT. M. Soundararajan 3.19
6. "Aayiram Ennam Kondu"  KannadasanT. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela 5.51
7. "Aasai Iruku"  Kannadasan & VenkatachalamT. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari 3.36
8. "Nenjam Undu"  KannadasanT. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela 3.27


External links

En Annan at the Internet Movie Database

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