Cover of Chinna Thambi Video Tape
|Directed by||P. Vasu|
|Produced by||K. Balu|
|Written by||P. Vasu|
|Editing by||P. Mohanraj|
|Distributed by||Malar Combines|
|Release dates||12 April 1991|
|Running time||138 min|
|Box office||7.6 crore|
Chinna Thambi is a 1991 Indian Tamil language film starring Prabhu and Kushboo. Chinna Thambi starring Prabhu in the role of Chinna Thambi an uneducated village simpleton and Kushboo as Nandini who is a home tutored wealthy girl, is a story of love, family bonds and typical south Indian village sentiments. The movie was remade in Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi languages as Ramachari (1991) Chanti (1992) and Anari (1993) respectively. The film was one of Prabhu's biggest blockbusters and completed a 229-day run in 9 screens and 100-day run in 47 screens.
The story begins with the childhood scene of all the main characters three brothers (eldest played by veteran Radha Ravi) and youngest sister nandhini (Kushboo Sundar) who is pampered and brought up by three brothers after they lost their parents, Chinna Thambi (Prabhu) is the son of a singer who also earns his livelihood by singing, he is not worldly wise and is amateurish and innocent, his mother (Manorama) lives with him in the outer area of the village where nandhini lives with her brothers, nandhini is considered very lucky by her brothers and each one wakes up to her face, things go awry when one day nandhini falls in love with Chinna thambi and tricks him into marrying him without even him knowing, she falls for him since it was him who saved her life when one of her brothers enemies tried to kill her, story line goes where Chinna thambi without knowing the importance seeks alliance for Nandhini, at last one of her sister in-laws realizes the truth and after a small struggle Chinna Thambi is accepted as Nandhini's husband by all.
- Prabhu Ganesan - Chinna Thambi
- Kushboo - Nandhini
- Manorama - Mother of Chinna Thambi
- Radha Ravi - Eldest Brother of Nandhini
- Uday Prakash - Eldest brother of Nandhini
- Rajesh - Eldest brother of Nandhini
|1991||Ramachari||Kannada||V. Ravichandran, Malasree||D Rajendra Babu]||Super Hit|
|1992||Chanti||Telugu||Venkatesh, Meena, Nassar||Raviraja Pinisetty||Super Hit|
|1993||Anari||Hindi||Venkatesh, Karishma Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi||Murali Mohan Rao||Super Hit|
|Cinema Express Awards||Best Tamil Director||K. Balu||Won|||
|Best Tamil Director||P. Vasu|
|Best Tamil Actress||Kushboo|
|Best Tamil Comedian||Goundamani|
|Best Tamil Male Playback||Mano|
|Best Tamil Female Playback||Swarnalatha|
|Best Tamil Choreographer||D. K. S. Babu|
|Filmfare Awards South||Best Tamil Film||K. Balu|||
|Tamil Nadu State Film Awards||Best Film (First Place)||K. Balu|||
|Best Director||P. Vasu|
|Best Actor in Lead Role||Prabhu|
|Best Actress in Lead Role||Kushboo|
|Best Male Playback||Mano|
|Best Female Playback||Swarnalatha|
|Best Choreographer||D. K. S. Babu|
|1||"Thooliyile Ada Vantha I"||Chitra||Vaali||2:40|
|2||"Thooliyile Ada Vantha II"||Mano||Vaali||4:38|
|3||"Poovoma Oorgolam"||Swarnalatha, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Gangai Amaran||4:44|
|4||"Ada Uchcham Thala"||Mano||Vaali||4:58|
|5||"Kuyila Pudichchu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Vaali||4:46|
|6||"Arachcha Santhanam"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Gangai Amaran||4:52|
|7||"Nee Engey En Anbe"||Swarnalatha||Gangai Amaran||5:04|
|8||"Thooliyile Ada Vantha III"||Mano||Vaali||1.52|
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