|Directed by||Manoj Kumar|
|Produced by||Thirupur Mani|
|Written by||Manoj Kumar
Sivaram Gandhi (dialogues)
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Edited by||M. N. Raja|
|Distributed by||Vivekananda Films|
|Release dates||15 April 1994 |
Vandicholai Chinraasu is a 1994 Tamil film directed by Manoj Kumar. This remains the only Sathyaraj movie as hero where A. R. Rahman composed the music. It was released on Tamil New Year Day. The film received mixed reviews from the box office.
The title of the story is the name of the hero Sathyaraj (Chinnrasu) and Vandicholai is the name of the town where he lives with his father (Delhi Ganesh) and sister. Delhi Ganesh works in the forest office as a driver. Chinnrasu has an aim to become a district forest officer. Due to some problem Delhi Ganesh gets a transfer order and the family shifts in Vandicholai town. The first plot of the movie Showcases the current situation of Chinnrasu. The movie starts from a scene where Chinnrasu is in the jail and will be hanged till death in a couple of month. Hearing this Sathyaraj remembers his past life and how he gets such a punishment.
The film received mixed reviews from the critics and had a below average run at the box office. The soundtrack however was praised and fetched good reviews. The song - Barota became very popular in all the military hotels.
|Film score by A. R. Rahman|
|Recorded||Panchathan Record Inn|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
|Tamil Track listing|
|1.||"Senthamizh Naatu Thamizhachiye"||Shahul Hameed||4:17|
|2.||"Chitthirai Nilavu"||Jayachandran, Minmini||4:51|
|3.||"Kaatu Panamaram Pola"||Swarnalatha & Malgudi Subha||5:01|
|4.||"Idhu Sugam"||Vani Jayaram & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:31|
|5.||"Barota Barota" (Lyrics: N. A. Kamarasan)||S. Janaki & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:34|
Telugu (Bobili Paparayudu)
The soundtrack was also released in Telugu as Bobili Paparayudu. Lyrics were by Vennelekanti.
All music composed by A. R. Rahman.
|Telugu Track listing|
|1.||"Achu Telugu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:17|
|2.||"Sukham Sukham"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujata||4:51|
|3.||"Oh Mudhu Mama"||Swarnalatha, Malgudi Subha||5:01|
|4.||"Tharaka Cheluvu"||Swarnalatha, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:31|
|5.||"Singaraaya Konda"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malgudi Subha||4:34|
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