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E
Directed byS. P. Jananathan
Screenplay byN. Kalyanakrishnan
Story byS. P. Jananathan
Produced byR. B. Choudary
Starring
CinematographyN. K. Ekambaram
Edited byN. Ganesh Kumar
V. T. Vijayan
(editing supervisor)
Music bySrikanth Deva
Distributed bySuper Good Films
Release date
  • 20 October 2006 (2006-10-20)
Running time
156 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

E (transl. The Fly) is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language medical thriller film directed by S. P. Jananathan. The film stars Jiiva and Nayanthara in the lead roles, while Ashish Vidyarthi, Pasupathy and Karunas played supporting roles. The film's music is composed by director Srikanth Deva. The film was appreciated for its fresh storyline connecting to real-life medical crimes.[1] The movie was a commercial hit, garnering mixed critical response.[2]

Plot

The movie revolves around Easwaran alias E, an orphan brought up in the musty, teeming slums of Chennai by an old woman. For him, money is God. He comes across Jothy, a bar dancer who settles down in the same locality. After a few encounters, they get acquainted with each other. E's simple ways attract Jothy. Coming to know of E's past, Jothy tries desperately to correct his ways and set him on the right path. Meanwhile, Dr. Ramakrishnan takes up the task of testing a medicine devised by a foreign company, which may come handy in killing people in thousands, especially during times of war. Ramakrishnan chooses Jothy's sister and E's grandmother as specimens for the test. He cashes in on the ignorance to slum dwellers. Things take a turn when E rescues Ramakrishnan from a murder bid by Nellai Mani. A sequence of events brings Nellai Mani and E together. Without knowing Nellai Mani's motive, E hides him in a secret place and decides to hand him over to Ramakrishnan for a huge sum. Slowly, E gets attracted by Nellai Mani's good ways. Through him, E discovers Ramakrishnan's ulterior motives. Nellai Mani, a revolutionary fighting for a cause, tries to bring about a change in E's heart. Succeeding in his attempt, Nellai Mani lays down his life, leaving E to complete his task. The rest is all about how E puts an end to Ramakrishnan and his evil ways.

Cast

Soundtrack

The music was composed by Srikanth Deva and released by Star Music.[3] Rediff called it "poor music".[4]

E
Soundtrack album by
Released2006
Recorded2006
GenreSoundtrack
Length29:48
LabelStar Music
ProducerSrikanth Deva
Srikanth Deva chronology
Dharmapuri
(2006)
E
(2006)
Thalaimagan
(2006)
Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Theepori Parakkum"PonadiyaanTippu5:02
2."Vavaa Central"Puliyanthoppu PazhaniPuliyanthoppu Pazhani2:38
3."Kadhal Enbathu"Na. MuthukumarHariharan4:28
4."Thirundhividu"Puliyanthoppu PazhaniPuliyanthoppu Pazhani1:07
5."Chennai Maanagaram"Puliyanthoppu PazhaniPuliyanthoppu Pazhani0:37
6."Vaaradhu Pol"ParinamanK. J. Yesudas3:55
7."Ezhu Kurukku"Puliyanthoppu PazhaniPuliyanthoppu Pazhani0:46
8."Orey Murai"VivekaSukhwinder Singh, Sangeetha, Vaishali4:55
9."Muthuna Moonjiku"Puliyanthoppu PazhaniPuliyanthoppu Pazhani1:24
10."Kalakala Kalai"SnehanRanjith, Kalpana, Sowmya Raoh4:56
Total length:29:48

Reception

Behindwoods wrote "The plot seems to be out of the world for an Indian movie, but Jananadhan manages his best to do justice to the movie. Power packed with some amazing performances by Jeeva, Pasupathy, Ashish Vidhyarthi, and Nayantara, E is definitely worth the money that is spent on the tickets".[2] Sify wrote "On the downside the film lacks entertainment and the second half drags".[5]

References

  1. ^ "E review. E Tamil movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com.
  2. ^ a b "'E' review – Good movie, bad timing". www.behindwoods.com.
  3. ^ "E Songs Download, E Tamil MP3 Songs, Raaga.com Tamil Songs". www.raaga.com.
  4. ^ "Tamil film E has poor music". www.rediff.com.
  5. ^ "E".