Chinna Durai (1999 film)

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Chinna Durai
Directed byR. Chandra
Written byR. P. Viswam (dialogues)
Screenplay byR. Chandra
Story byR. Chandra
Produced byK. Balu
CinematographyP. Selvakumar
Edited byR. T. Annadurai
Music byIlaiyaraaja
K. B. Films
Distributed byK. B. Films
Release date
  • 12 March 1999 (1999-03-12)
Running time
145 minutes

Chinna Durai is a 1999 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by R. Chandra. The film stars Sarathkumar and Roja whilst Sithara, Vijayakumar and Manivannan play supporting roles.




The film marked the directorial debut of Chandra who earlier assisted Aabavanan. Chandra's earlier directorial venture Conductor Mappillai remains unreleased and the way Chandra handled the budget impressed producer Balu who offered him the opportunity to direct Chinna Durai. The filming was entirely held at Pollachi.[1]


Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Kolusu Konjam" P. Unnikrishnan, Devie Neithiyar Palani Bharathi 05:08
"Maragathakutty" Devie Neithiyar, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Arivumathi 05:03
"Pakkathile Nee Irundhum" Devie Neithiyar, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaasan 05:00
"Maattikitta" Mano 04:57
"Neeye Kathi" Sujatha Pulamaipithan 04:55
"Unnaipola" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Arivumathi 05:04


Deccan Herald wrote "The best things in Chinna Dorai are the child, who’s not more than six months old, Mani Vannan and the costumes, particularly those of Roja and Sharath Kumar".[3]


  1. ^ "ப்ரீதாவின் வீர சபதம்!" (PDF). Kalki (in Tamil). 26 July 1998. pp. 81–83. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  2. ^ "Chinnadurai Tamil Film Audio Cassette by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 2 June 2023. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  3. ^ Ramesh, Kala Krishnan (21 March 1999). "Chinna doral (Tamil)". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 9 June 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2022.

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