Annan (English: Elder brother) is a 1999 Tamil drama film directed by Anu Mohan. The film features Ramarajan and Swathi in lead roles, with Manivannan, R. Sundarrajan, newcomer Vaasan, newcomer Apoorva, Vadivukkarasi and Ponvannan playing supporting roles. The film, produced by T. Seenuvasan, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 29 March 1999.
|Directed by||Anu Mohan|
|Produced by||T. Seenuvasan|
|Written by||Anu Mohan|
|Edited by||B. Krishnakumar|
Velan (Ramarajan) is the manager of the village market and is a respected man. He loves dearly his only sister Lakshmi (Apoorva) who is the village's school teacher. Sundari (Swathi) and her father (R. Sundarrajan) come to Velan's village. Velan and Sundari fall in love with each other whereas Lakshmi and the rural development officer Selvam (Vaasan) fall in love with each other. In the meantime, Velan and the village chief Rasappan (Manivannan) decide to arrange the marriage between Lakshmi and the wicked Rasappan's son Manikkam (Ponvannan). One day, Selvam breaks the village's rule and he is beaten at the village court. Lakshmi finally reveals the love between them and they get married. Selvam is not a rural development officer but a police officer who urges to arrest Velan. In the past, Velan killed a local rowdy who was, in fact, Selvam's father. Selvam arrests Velan and Velan is sent to jail. Manikkam becomes the new manager of the village market. Without sufficient evidence, the court releases Velan and he comes back to his village. Now, Velan has to face Selvam and Manikkam. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
- Ramarajan as Velan
- Swathi as Sundari
- Manivannan as Rasappan
- R. Sundarrajan
- Seenu as Selvam
- Apoorva as Lakshmi
- Vadivukkarasi as Guruvamma, Selvam's mother
- Ponvannan as Manikkam
- Pandu as Sangu
- Balu Anand
- Rajendra Kumar
- K. Rameshraj
- R. S. Samiraj
- Chatur Sethupathi
- Master Jafar
- Baby Kavitha
- Kottai Perumal
- Kovai Senthil as Ayyakannu
|Soundtrack album by|
|Label||Sree Devi Video Corporation|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1999, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Gangai Amaran, Muhammed Metha, Kamakodiyan and Arivumathi.
|1.||"Aalamarathu Kuyile"||Arivumathi||Ilaiyaraaja, Sujatha Mohan||5:02|
|2.||"Kanmanikku Vazhthu (Female)"||Kamakodiyan||Bhavatharini||4:24|
|3.||"Kanmanikku Vazhthu (Male)"||Kamakodiyan||Ilaiyaraaja||4:24|
|4.||"Vayasu Pulla Vayasu Pulla"||Arivumathi||Ilaiyaraaja, Sujatha Mohan||5:08|
|5.||"Otha Roobavukku Oru"||Mu Metha||Arunmozhi, Sujatha Mohan||5:00|
|6.||"Kutti Nalla Kutti"||Gangai Amaran||Arunmozhi||5:03|
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