Chinna Jameen

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Chinna Jameen
Directed byRaj Kapoor
Written byRaj Kapoor
Produced byK. Balu
CinematographyBala Murugan
Edited byB. S. Nagaraj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
K. B. Films
Release date
  • 13 November 1993 (1993-11-13)
Running time
130 minutes

Chinna Jameen (transl. Young Landlord) is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language masala film directed by Raj Kapoor, starring Karthik and Sukanya. The film introduced former actress Vineetha in her Tamil and acting debut. It was released on 13 November 1993,[1][2] Diwali day.[3]


Rasaiya is brought up as an innocent man who suffers torture in the hands of his cruel uncle Rathnavel to get hold of his property for which Rasaiya is considered as legal heir. He falls in love with Jothi; however, Rathnavel sets his henchman to molest and kill her. Sathya, who joins the village as a village administrative officer, turns out to be Jothi's sister who has arrived to avenge her sister's death. With the help of Rasaiya's friends, she transforms Rasaiya into a normal and strong person. In the end, Rasaiya kills Rathnavel and his henchmen and becomes a new heir to the palace.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali.[4][5]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Manamulla Manusanga" Mano 4:41
"Naan Yaaru" Ilaiyaraaja 4:51
"Vannathu Poochi" K. S. Chithra 0:50
"Oru Manthara poo" Mano, K. S. Chithra 4:31
"Onappu Thattu" Karthik, Swarnalatha 4:52
"Adi Vannathi" Mano, Swarnalatha 4:59
"Yaar Sumanthu" Ilaiyaraaja 1:27


MM of The Indian Express criticised Karthik's performance, stating "he is plainly out of elements" while also panning his dialogue delivery, and said that Raj Kapoor's "script and treatment dont help either".[6] R. P. R. and Thulasi of Kalki in their review panned Karthik's dialogue delivery, flashbacks felt only two songs from Ilaiyaraaja's music are listenable and Goundamani and Senthil's comedy suffers from drought and concluded if only the screenplay was a little more relaxed, all the flies in town would be in the theatre.[7]


  1. ^ "Chinna Jamin ( 1993 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 21 August 2004. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  2. ^ "சின்ன ஜமீன் / Chinna Jameen (1993)". Screen4Screen (in English and Tamil). Archived from the original on 30 May 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  3. ^ Shivakumar, S. (5 November 1993). "Shops get cracking for Deepavali". The Indian Express. p. 22. Retrieved 9 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Ponmani - Chinna Jameen -Deiva vaaku Tamil Audio CD by Ilaiyaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 15 October 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Chinna Jameen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP". Apple Music. 6 September 1993. Archived from the original on 14 January 2023. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  6. ^ MM (26 November 1993). "Another rustic fool". The Indian Express. p. 6. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  7. ^ ஆர். பி. ஆர்; துளசி (19 December 1993). "சின்ன ஜமீன்". Kalki (in Tamil). pp. 6–7. Archived from the original on 20 April 2023. Retrieved 20 April 2023.

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