Apr 20, 2022
Enga Ooru Pattukaran (transl. The Singer of Our Town) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Gangai Amaran. The film features Ramarajan, Rekha and Shantipriya, with Senthamarai, Vinu Chakravarthy, Senthil, Kovai Sarala and S. S. Chandran... playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Kalyani Murugan, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 14 April 1987. The film was a huge blockbuster at box office, making it as one of the highest grossing Tamil films of 1987. It gave a breakthrough for Ramarajan and Rekha. After this film, Ramarajan-Gangai Amaran duo were known as one of the successful dips in Tamil cinema then.

Shenbagam (Nishanthi), the daughter of a wealthy landlord (Senthamarai), and Seethan (Ramarajan), an orphan milkman, are in love but they do not express their love directly. Seethan has been brought up by Maruthamuthu (Vinu Chakravarthy). When Shenbagam's father decides to get her married to a rich man, she commits suicide.

Seethan becomes distraught after his lover's death. Maruthamuthu steps in and arranges his marriage with the woman Kaveri (Rekha). Seethan marries her but cannot forget Shenbagam.

Ramarajan as Seethan
Rekha as Kaveri
Nishanthi as Shenbagam
Senthamarai as Shenbagam and Vadakku Vinayagam's father
Vinu Chakravarthy as Maruthamuthu
Senthil as Vadakku Vinayagam
Kovai Sarala as Sakku
S. S. Chandran as Sakku's father
Pasi Sathya as Sakku's mother
Venniradai Moorthy as Gopi
S. N. Parvathy as Shenbagam and Vadakku Vinayagam's mother
Kallapetti Singaram as Panchayat Leader
Karuppu Subbiah as Robbe

Directed by Gangai Amaran
Written by Sangili Murugan
S. Gajendra Kumar (dialogues)
Produced by Kalyani Murugan
Cinematography K. B. Dayalan
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Meenakshi Arts
Release date
14 April 1987

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