Engal Thangam

Engal Thangam (transl. Our Gold) is a 1970 Indian Tamil-language thriller film directed by Krishnan–Panju. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. It was released on 9 October 1970.[2]

Engal Thangam
Engal Thangam poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKrishnan–Panju
Produced byMurasoli Maran M.A.-M.P.
Written byMurasoli Maran M.A.-M.P.
StarringM. G. Ramachandran
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyS.Maruthi Rav & Amirtham
Edited byS.Pandjasamy & S.Muthu
Megala Pictures
Release date
  • 9 October 1970 (1970-10-09)
Running time
174 minutes[1]


Thangam (MGR), a nice truck driver comes to the rescue of Soumadhi (Pushpalatha), his blind younger sister, by putting on (by assuming) the offences of Moorthy (A. V. M. Rajan), her husband.

Moorthy is a childhood friend of Thangam.

Today, Moorthy fell to the hands of a mysterious group of burglars, because he 's the best professional safe-cracker in the city.

Thangam wants at all costs to save him from this gang and to stop them.

Thangam will be helped in his quest by beautiful and intelligent Kaladevi (Jayalalithaa), his lover.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Thangam, (Ramu alias Ramanathan) and MGR himself (at the beginning of the movie)
A. V. M. Rajan as Moorthy[1]
J. Jayalalitha as Kaladevi[1]
Pushpalatha as Sumathi, after Lakshimi[1]
S. A. Ashokan as Selvaraj
R. S. Manohar as Marthandhan
Cho as Lorry Cleaner
Thengai Srinivasan as Pidhambar
V. S. Raghavan as The commissioner, Kaladevi 's father
Manorama as Miss Pantchali
S. N. Lakshmi
Karuppu Subbiah

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned


Music is composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[3] The song "Thangapadhakkathin Mele" was remixed in Vetrivel Sakthivel (2005).[4]

1."Dont Touch Mr X"VaaliT. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari04:26
2."Thangapadkathin"VaaliT. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela04:31
3."Kadha kaalatchebam"VaaliT. M. Soundararajan10:57
4."Naan Alavodu Rasipavan"VaaliT. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela04:56
5."Mogam Piranthadamma"VaaliT. M. Soundararajan05:16
6."Naan Sethu Pulachavanda"VaaliT. M. Soundararajan03:49


Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film – Second Prize By The Tamil Nadu Government (Tamizh Arasin Parisu)

1970 Tamil Nadu State Film Award


  1. ^ a b c d Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul, eds. (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press. p. 403. ISBN 0-19-563579-5.
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=P9oYG7HA76QC&dat=19701009&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  3. ^ http://www.raaga.com/channels/tamil/moviedetail.asp?mid=t0000762
  4. ^ http://www.saregama.com/album/vetrivel-sakthivel_104764

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