Eththan (English: Clever Person), also known as Ethan is a 2011 Indian Tamil language drama film written and directed by L. K. Suresh. The film stars Vimal, Sanusha in the lead roles, whilst Jayaprakash, Singampuli, Mayilsamy and Manobala in supporting roles, with music composed by Taj Noor. A remake of the 2010 Telugu film Kalavar King, directed by Suresh himself, the film was released on 27 May 2011, with moderate review.
Sathyamurthy (Vimal) is the son of schoolteacher DK (Jayaprakash) in Kumbakonam. Sathya is a happy-go-lucky youngster who yearns to do business. To achieve his ‘mission’, he borrows money from all quarters and is almost drowned in debts. Even as his father advises him to start leading life in a right manner, enters Selvi (Sanusha), a student.
Sathya gets acquainted to Selvi and his life takes a turn. Meanwhile, Selvi is in trouble because her uncle Pandiyan (Sarvajit), a rowdy, wants her to marry him. This proposal was constantly ignored by Selvi, she hated Pandiyan with her whole heart because he killed her father (Santhana Bharathi) in front of her. One day while goofing around with Sathya, Selvi loses the necklace that Pandiyan had given her. Both Sathya and Selvi escape to Chennai, but Pandiyan and a corrupt inspector come and trouble them. Sathya brilliantly switches on the police’s cordless phone through which an Assistant Commissioner of Police (Sampath Raj) comes to know about Pandiyan and arrests him. The film ends with Sathya opening a cable TV station and becoming successful.
Directed by L. K. Suresh
Produced by Nazir
Written by L. K. Suresh
Starring Vimal, Sanusha, Jayaprakash
Music by Taj Noor
Cinematography KPR Ramesh
Edited by Raja Mohammed
Production Sherali Films
Release date 27 May 2011