En Magan

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  • 1974
  • 2 hr 25 min
  • 6.1  (7)

En Magan is a 1974 Tamil drama film directed by C.V. Rajendran and starring K. Balaji, Gandhimathi, and Shivaji Ganesan in lead roles. The movie discusses the relationship between a father and a son and the complications arising in their bond. Shivaji Ganesan plays the role of the father, a wealthy businessman named Rajan, and K. Balaji plays the role of the son, Nandakumar, who is studying to become a doctor.

Nandakumar, who is highly respected by his peers and loved by his girlfriend, is forced to take over his family business after the sudden death of his father. Rajan’s sudden death causes a rift between Nandakumar and his mother. The mother feels that Nandakumar has not lived up to his father’s expectations and she starts to compare him to his successful father. The pressure from his mother, combined with the challenges of running a business, causes Nandakumar to spiral into depression.

As Nandakumar’s mental health begins to suffer, his girlfriend, played by Gandhimathi, tries to help him. She tries to convince him to seek professional help for his depression. However, Nandakumar refuses to admit that he has a problem and instead lashes out at his girlfriend.

As the movie progresses, Nandakumar’s condition worsens, and he starts to experience hallucinations. These hallucinations cause him to believe that his father is still alive and that he is talking to him. His father’s apparition tries to convince him to take over the family business and become a successful businessman like him.

As the climax of the movie approaches, Nandakumar’s condition worsens to the point where he becomes a danger to himself and others. He is finally admitted to a mental institution where he is given the help he needs. The film ends on a positive note, with Nandakumar making a full recovery and continuing his studies to become a doctor.

En Magan deals with a number of complex and challenging themes such as mental health, family pressure, and the expectations placed on children by their parents. The movie was a box office success upon its release and is still celebrated by fans of Tamil cinema today.

The performances of the cast, especially Shivaji Ganesan, are highly praised in En Magan. The film’s score, composed by M. S. Viswanathan, is also considered to be one of the highlights of the movie.

Overall, En Magan is a thought-provoking and emotional movie that deals with issues that are still relevant today. The movie’s examination of the father-son relationship and the challenges of mental health make it a must-watch for fans of Tamil cinema.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 25 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (7)