Em Magan is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language family drama film written and directed by Thirumurugan. Bharath, Gopika, and Nassar played the lead roles, while Vadivelu, Saranya Ponvannan, and Gajala appeared in supporting roles. The music was composed by Vidyasagar with cinematography by Sevilo Raja and editing by Jeyakumar. Upon release, the film met with positive critical reception and massive commercial success.
Thirumalai (Nassar) owns a provision store in a village and lives with his family consisting of his wife Selvi (Saranya Ponvannan), brother-in-law Karupatti Ayyakannu (Vadivelu), son Krishnan (Bharath), and daughter. Thirumalai is very strict, short-tempered, and is referred as “Emden” by his relatives. Krishnan studies poultry science in a college and also assists his father in managing the store. Krishnan worries about his father’s rude behaviour towards him.
Divya (Gajala) is Krishnan’s classmate and is also the daughter of the auditor who manages Thirumalai’s accounts. Divya proposes to Krishnan, who does not reciprocate as he loves his maternal uncle’s (Shanmugarajan) daughter Janani (Gopika). However, enmity prevails between Thirumalai and his in-laws’ family. Krishnan lives with the hope that the two families will unite someday, paving the way for his wedding.
Thirumalai’s father-in-law (Ennatha Kannaiya) passes away, and the two families come to talking terms, forgetting the enmity during the condolence. Krishnan feels excited upon waiting to meet Janani after so many years. Janani also reciprocates the same feeling towards Krishnan, and both love each other. One day, Krishnan is tempted to kiss Janani when there is a power cut. However, the power comes suddenly, and the entire family spots Krishnan kissing Janani.
Thirumalai and Janani’s father get furious upon seeing this. A clash erupts between Thirumalai and Janani’s father upon blaming each other for the incident. Thirumalai beats up Krishnan and takes his family back home. However, Janani secretly hides in the car boot and comes along with them to Krishnan’s house. Seeing this, Thirumalai gets even more furious and sends both Krishnan and Janani out of the home.
Krishnan marries Janani, meets Divya’s father, and requests to help him find a job as he has now completed his college degree. Krishnan successfully secures a job in a poultry farm with the help of Divya’s father. Krishna works hard, his career progresses well, and his lifestyle improves. One day, Thirumalai needs the signature of his son Krishnan as he wanted to sell a property and goes to meet Krishnan. Thirumalai feels happy upon seeing his son in a good status but returns without expressing his happiness.
Krishnan comes to meet his father with an alliance to be seen for his sister. An emotional conversation happens between them where Krishnan expresses his feelings. Janani gives birth to a baby, and a function is organized by Krishnan at his home for which he invites his parents. In the end, Thirumalai overcomes his ego and expresses his happiness upon seeing his son’s growth and finally unites with him. The movie ends showing the family leading a joyful life together.
Directed by Thirumurugan
Produced by T.G.Thyagarajan
Written by Bhaskar Sakthi
Screenplay by Thirumurugan
Story by Thirumurugan
Starring Bharath, Gopika, Nassar, Vadivelu, Saranya Ponvannan, Gajala
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Sevilo Raja
Edited by Jeyakumar
Production Sathya Jyothi Films
Distributed by Sathya Jyothi Films
Release date 8 September 2006