Enkeyo Ketta Kural
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Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Produced byMeena Panju Arunachalam
Edited byR. Vittal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
P. A. Art Productions
Release date
  • 14 August 1982 (1982-August-14)

Enkeyo Ketta Kural (transl. A Voice Heard Somewhere) is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language drama film, directed by S. P. Muthuraman. The film stars Rajinikanth in the lead role, with Ambika and Radha playing his love interests and Meena as their daughter. The film was later remade in Telugu as Bava Maradallu in 1984, in Hindi as Suhaagan in 1986 and in Kannada as Midida Hrudayagalu in 1993.


Kumaran (Rajinikanth), a hard working but easily aggrieved and very righteous man, is in love with his first cousin Ponni (Ambika). Ponni works a very leisurely and laid back job in a grand mansion. Ponni's younger sibling Kamatchi (Radha) is fond of Kumaran, but he doesn't take her seriously. Vishwanathan (Delhi Ganesh), the father of Ponni and Kamatchi, plans to get Kumaran and Ponni married. Ponni reluctantly marries Kumaran. A daughter (Meena) is born after a year. Ponni starts to detest Kumaran because of her new-found tasks. Later, her previous employer dies of old age. Ponni visits his son (who is also unhappily married) after the funeral. They both converse about their supposedly miserable lives and decide to elope. After Ponni runs away, her family disowns her and gets Kamatchi to marry Kumaran. The initially reluctant Kumaran is convinced by his father in law and marries Kamatchi. The pair bond over time and live in contentment with the child. Ponni realizes her blunder after a few weeks. Disgusted with herself, she leaves the eloped partner, remaining faithful to Kumaran by not engaging in any debauchery with her partner. He confers her a small house near the village, where she spends the rest of her life. She meets her daughter, but her sister disgusted with Ponni, orders the child not to meet her ever again. Kumaran comes to learn about her faithfulness and visits Ponni on her death bed. She dies by Kumaran's side after reminiscing about her life. Kumaran is warned by his father-in-law that he will be banished from the village if takes part in her funeral. Kumaran defies him and performs the last rites for Ponni along with their daughter and Kamatchi.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[1]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aathoram Kaathaada" Jency Panchu Arunachalam 04:27
2 "Nee Paadum Paadal" S. Janaki 04:13
3 "Pattu Vanna Selaikaari" Malaysia Vasudevan 04:18
4 "Thaayum Naane" S. Janaki Vaali 04:25



Enkeyo Ketta Kural was released on 14 August 1982. Due to competition from another Muthuraman-directed film Sakalakala Vallavan, a masala entertainer released on the same day, Enkeyo Ketta Kural did not become a hit.[3]


Year Title Director Language Main Cast
1984 Bava Maradallu Kodandarami Reddy Telugu Sobhan Babu, Radhika, Suhasini Maniratnam
1986 Suhaagan K. Raghavendra Rao Hindi Jeetendra, Sridevi, Padmini Kolhapure
1993 Midida Hrudayagalu A. T. Raghu Kannada Ambareesh, Nirosha, Shruti


  1. ^ "Engeyo Ketta Kural Songs". raaga. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  2. ^ The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who. Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. 1984. p. 234.
  3. ^ Anand, N (21 August 2017). "An August Season". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 February 2018.