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. The film was later remade in Telugu as Moratodu Naa Mogudu starring Rajasekhar and Meena reprising her role from the original.
Mayandi (Rajkiran) was a brave villager who was respected by the other villagers. Mayandi was in love with his cousin Solaiyamma (Meena) but Solaiyamma was afraid of him. While Murugesan (Raj Sundar), a city youngster, fell in love with her little sister Kasthuri (Saradha Preetha). Later, Mayandi got married with Solaiyamma and she was still afraid of him. One night, Mayandi came drunk in his house, molested Solaiyamma and raped her. Since this night, Solaiyamma began to avoid Mayandi and she didn't talk with him any more. She became 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 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 her 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.
The film has won the following awards since its release :
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1991
Best Film Award (2nd Place) - Rajkiran
Special Prize for Best Actor - Rajkiran
Best Lyricist - Piraisoodan
Cinema Express Awards 1991
Best New Face Award Actor — Rajkiran
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Ilaiyaraaja, Ponnadiyan, Usha and Piraisoodan.