Engal Anna எங்கள் அண்ணா

Engal Anna (English: Our Elder Brother) is a 2004 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film directed by Siddique. It is the Tamil remake of his 2003 Malayalam film Chronic Bachelor. The film stars Vijayakanth, Prabhu Deva, Pandiarajan, Vadivelu, Namitha, Swarnamalya, and Indraja in lead roles, while Lal, Manivannan, and Anandaraj play supporting roles. The music was composed by Deva with cinematography by Anandakuttan. The film was released to positive reviews and was declared a super hit film and managed to collect 25 crore.


The film opens with a flashback showing the family feud between the families of Sundaralingam Prabhakaran (Vijayakanth) and Bhavani Easwaramurthy (Indraja). Prabhakaran and Bhavani are in love. The murder of Bhavani's father Easwaramurthy (Rajeev) is wrongly accused on SP's father Sundaralingam (Lal). Prabhakaran starts to help Bhavani's family and mortgages his own house to finance her factory with the intention of making it up to them as he still believes that it is his father who killed Bhavani's father. However, Bhavani is now trying to take revenge for her father's murder. SP's mother is now on her deathbed. While in the hospital, his mother tells how his father had a different wife and he should ask them forgiveness. Prabhakaran storms into Bhavani's house and accuses her uncle (who really killed Bhavani's father), also trying to make her understand the truth, but she does not believe him. Then, Prabhakaran says that he does not love her anymore and vows that he will never trust a woman by remaining a chronic bachelor forever.