En Thangai (1952 film)

En Thangai
என் தங்கை
Directed by Ch. Narayana Murthy
Produced by Ashoka Pictures
Written by T. S. Natrajan,
K. M. Govindarajan (dialogues)
Screenplay by Ch. Narayana Murthy
Story by T. S. Natrajan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
P. S. Govindan
P. V. Narasimha Bharathi
E. V. Saroja
Madhuri Devi
Music by C. N. Pandurangan
Cinematography Jithen Banerji
Edited by Ch. Narayana Murthy
Ashoka Pictures
Distributed by Ashoka Pictures
Release dates
  • May 31, 1952 (1952-05-31)
Country India
Language Tamil

En Thangai (My Sister) is a 1952 Tamil language film starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role. The film is based on T. S. Natarajan's play of the same name.[1] It was remade in Hindi as Chhoti Bahen , in Telugu as Aada Paduchu and in Kannada as Onde Balliya Hoogalu.


Elder brother Rajendran (M. G. Ramachandran, the good-hearted breadwinner of the family, watches over his young brother, Selvam (P. V. Narasimha Bharathi), a student, his younger sister Meena (E. V. Saroja) and their very ill mother, Gunavathi (S. R. Janaki). Karunagaran Pillai (M. G. Chakrapani), their paternal uncle, robs them of their fortune after the disappearance of the patriarch, and refuses all requests for financial help by Rajendran. On the other hand, Suriyamoorthy (P. S. Govindan), Karunagaran's son, discreetly devotes himself to his cousin, Rajendran, and his family. One evening, during a violent thunderstorm, young Meena loses her eyesight. She then becomes the scapegoat of Selvam's wealthy wife, Râdjam (Madhuri Devi), her sister-in-law, who also begins hating Meena. Rajendran, previously unaware of the situation, finally discovers his younger sister's ordeal. Following a heated quarrel, Selvam and Râdjam leave the family home, leaving Rajendran totally distraught. Then sadly, their mother dies and, expelled by their uncle, Rajendran and Meena are forced out onto the street.

Their cousin, Suriyamoorthy, runs away from his father to the capital, where he becomes a rickshaw driver and offers temporary accommodation to Rajendran and Meena. Meanwhile younger brother, Selvam, becomes addicted to horse racing just like his father-in-law (R. B. Rao), driving his family into financial ruin and neglecting his wife, Râdjam. After Rajendran manages to reconcile the couple, Radjam dies in a road accident. Karunagaran comes in search of his son, and he too is knocked down by a vehicle. Dying, he gives his permission for Suriyamoorthy to marry Mary (V. Susheela), a Christian. As for Rajendran, he is beaten and finally, pushed to his limits, carries his sister into the sea and they both disappear under the waves.



The music was composed by C. N. Pandurangan. Lyrics were written by Bharathidasan, A. Maruthakasi, Saravanabavananthar, Suradha, Ki. Rajagopal and Narasimman. Singers are P. S. Govindhan and C. S. Pandiyan. Playback singers are M. L. Vasanthakumari, P. Leela, N. Lalitha, A. P. Komala, K. V. Janaki, A. G. Rathnamala, T. A. Mothi, and A. M. Rajah.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aadum Oonjalai Pole T. A. Mothi & P. Leela Suradha 03:33
2 Azhagaai Bommai Vaitthu A. P. Komala A. Maruthakasi 03:02
3 Good Luck Good Luck C. S. Pandiyan & A. G. Rathnamala A. Maruthakasi 02:30
4 Meelaa Thuyaraamo... Kangal Irandum A. P. Komala Narasimman 03:39
5 Dheena Dhayaabari Thaaye M. L. Vasanthakumari Saravanabhavananthar 03:34
6 Kaadhal Vaazhvile Magizhndhom T. A. Mothi & P. Leela Bharathidasan 03:11
7 Vaazhvadhilum Nalam Soozhvadhilum P. S. Govindhan Bharathidasan 02:56
8 Inbame Siridhum Ariyaadha Pen Jenmam P. Leela Saravanabhavananthar 03:12
9 Naalukku Naal Paarkira Podhe N. Lalitha A. Maruthakasi 03:01
10 Varumai Puyalaale.... Karuvile Uruvaana Gaayam A. M. Rajah A. Maruthakasi 04:01
11 En Inba Jothiye Un Anbu Paarvaiyaal P. S. Govindhan & K. V. Janaki A. Maruthakasi 03:34
12 Annaiye Annaiye Annaiye Arul Thaaarum Mary Thaaye A. P. Komala Ki. Rajagopal 03:22



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