En Rasavin Manasile is a 1991 Tamil romantic drama film directed by Kasthuri Raja. The film features Rajkiran and Meena in lead roles. The film, produced by Rajkiran, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 13 April 1991. The film had a silver jubilee run and gave a break to Rajkiran and Meena. Vadivelu made his official acting debut with this film.
Mayandi (Rajkiran) was a brave and strong man who was respected by villagers. Mayandi was in love with his cousin Solaiyamma (Meena) and wanted to get married to her but they have nothing in common. The soft-spoken Solaiyamma was afraid of him. In the meantime, Murugesan (Raj Chander), a city youngster, fell in love with Solaiyamma’s little sister Kasthuri (Saradha Preetha). Later, Mayandi and Solaiyamma had an arranged marriage but Solaiyamma was still afraid of him after the marriage.
One night, Mayandi came drunk in his house, molested the innocent Solaiyamma and brutally raped her. Since that night, Solaiyamma began to avoid Mayandi and she didn’t talk to him anymore. A few months later, Solaiyamma discovered that she was pregnant. Mayandi and Solaiyamma were unable to understand their feelings. Finally, Ponnuthayi (Srividya), Mayandi’s adopted mother, brought them back together. Unfortunately, Solaiyamma died after giving birth. So Kasthuri brings up Mayandi’s baby.
Mayandi, who can’t take care of the baby alone, needs a wife to bring up his baby and he thinks that Kasthuri would be the perfect mother for his baby. Knowing his plan, Murugesan compels his father Pannaiyar (Nambirajan), a ruthless landlord, to accept for the marriage. Pannaiyar encourages Mayandi to bring back his son Murugesan but Kasthuri stops it and clearly tells him that she can only be Murugesan. Mayandi decides to arrange Murugesan and Kasthuri’s marriage against Pannaiyar’s wish. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
Directed by Kasthuri Raja
Produced by Rajkiran
Written by Kasthuri Raja
Starring Rajkiran, Meena, Raj Chander, Saradha Preetha
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Edited by L. Kesavan
Production Red Sun Art Creations
Distributed by Red Sun Art Creations
Release date 13 April 1991
Running time 140 minutes