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Directed by T. R. Ramanna
Produced byE. V. Rajan
Screenplay bySubbu Arumugam
Story byKrishna
Starring Lakshmi
A. V. M. Rajan
Vennira Aadai Nirmala
M. R. R. Vasu
Music by T. R. Pappa
CinematographyG. Durai
EVR Films
Release date
  • 14 January 1970 (1970-01-14)

Yaen (transl.Why?) is a 1970 Indian Tamil-language film directed by T. R. Ramanna. [1] [2]



Kamala (Lakshmi) is a girl of marriageable age. She lives with her elder brother (A. V. M. Rajan), her younger pre-teenage brother (Audhinarayanan), and their father (S. R. Veeraraghavan), a factory worker. Kamala meets a singer (Ravichandran), who is an aspiring lawyer. They fall in love, but Kamala doubts whether they can be together due to her social status. A villain (M. R. R. Vasu) lusts for Kamala and goes after her.

Kamala's father suddenly dies, and she receives a marriage proposal shortly thereafter. She is to marry a rich but significantly older man (V. S. Raghavan). She goes to live with him but he treats her poorly. Audhinarayanan loses a leg in an accident. One day, he goes missing, but Raghavan does not allow Kamala to search for him. Enraged, Rajan shoots Raghavan and is arrested. He later successfully escapes from prison. Meanwhile, Vasu places a time bomb in Kamala's house with an intention kill the family. Kamala's dog collects the bomb, and brings it to Audhinarayanan, who is in the forest. Eventually, Rajan takes it from Audhinarayanan and saves him, but the bomb explodes and kills Rajan. Kamala and Ravichandran are ultimately united. [1]


Yaen was directed by T. R. Ramanna, and produced by E. V. Rajan for EVR Films. It was written by Subbu Arumugam, based on a story by Krishna. Cinematography was handled by G. Durai. Shooting took place at the studios Vasu and AVM. [1]


The film questions why destiny plays games with people's lives. Its title Yaen, meaning "why", refers to this. [1]


The soundtrack of the film was composed by T. R. Pappa. [1]

No.SongSingersLyricsLength (m:ss)
1Kannan Enakkoru Pillai Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi 03:49


Yaen was released on 14 January 1970. [3] The film commercially successful, running for over ten weeks in theatres. Film historian Randor Guy said it would be remembered for "the unusual story, good performances by Lakshmi, AVM Rajan, SR Veeraraghavan, VS Raghavan, the young actor Audhinarayanan and others." [1]

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