Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu

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Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu
Directed byP. Madhavan
Written byBala Murugan
Produced byP. M. Venkat Prashanth
P. M. Arunkumar
Master Tinku
CinematographyP. N. Sundaram
Edited byR. Devarajan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Karpagam Films
Release date
  • 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24)[1]
Running time
152 minutes

Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu (transl. A small cuckoo is singing) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language comedy drama film directed by P. Madhavan and written by Bala Murugan. The film stars Sivakumar, Ambika and Master Tinku. It was released on 24 July 1987.


Forced by his eight-year-old son, Raju, a widower marries Geetha by hiding his first marriage. When Geetha learns about his first marriage, she calls off her marriage and leaves him.



Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vaali, Muthulingam, Ilaiyaraaja and Gangai Amaran.[2][3]

Songs Singer lyricist Length
"Unnai Naane" K. S. Chithra Vaali 04:42
"Chithirai Mathathu" K. S. Chithra, Malaysia Vasudevan Muthulingam 04:14
"Chinna Kuyil Oru" Ilaiyaraaja 04:26
"Kannumani" S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 03:39
"Appavukku Paiyan" Ilaiyaraaja Ilaiyaraaja 02:29
"Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu Title Music Instrumental 02:23


On 7 August 1987, V. S. Thomas of The Indian Express wrote that the film "is an attempt at entertainment with plenty of sentimental incidents tagged together but the effort is not crowned with success as there is a sense of abruptness and artificiality throughout".[4]


  1. ^ "சின்னக்குயில் பாடுது". Screen4Screen. Archived from the original on 9 January 2022. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu 1987". Music India Online. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 9 January 2022. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  4. ^ Thomas, V. S. (7 August 1987). "Two-in-one". The Indian Express. p. 5. Retrieved 22 December 2018.

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