Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi

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Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi
Directed by Manivannan
Produced by Thara Sivakumar
K. Padmavathy
M. L. Nallamuthu
Written by Manivannan
Story by Shanmuga Priyan
Starring Sathyaraj
Sudha Chandran
Music by Gangai Amaran
Cinematography A. Sabapathy
Edited by Gouthaman
Chemba Creations
Distributed by Chemba Creations
Release dates
27 February 1987 [1]
Country India
Language Tamil

Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi (Tamil: சின்ன தம்பி பெரிய தம்பி),(English: Younger Brother Elder Brother) is a 1987 Tamil Romantic Comedy film directed by Manivannan. The film casts Sathyaraj and Prabhu Ganesan in lead role along with Nadia. The film was a box-office blockbuster and completed a 100 day run at all centres.


Prabhu and Sathyaraj are brothers who fall in love with their uncle's daughter Nadia. Nadiya is initially arranged to marry a wealthy man but due to dire circumstances the wedding is called off.She then goes back to the village and starts to live with her uncles and grandmother.Eventually she falls in love with Prabhu,meanwhile, Sathyaraj happens to rescue a widow Sudha Chandran from dire straits, and falls for her.The story ends with both the brothers happily married.



Music composed by Gangai Amaran[2] except Oru Kaathal (composed by Ilaya Raja) [3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Gangai Amaran Gangai Amaran 03:40
2 En Paatta Ketta S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vairamuthu 04:21
3 Mamam Ponnukku Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Gangai Amaran 04:09
4 Mazhayin Thuliyile K. S. Chithra Vairamuthu 04:21
5 Oru Aala Marathula K. S. Chithra 'Madhampatti' Sivakumar 04:20
6 Oru Kathal S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vairamuthu 04:49
7 Ya Ya S. P. Sailaja Gangai Amaran 04:04


The movies was shot in and around the Coimbatore city area showcasing places such as the Venkatlakshmi Kalyana Mandapam and the Viking baniyan company (currently in Tirupur).


The film received positive reviews from the critics. The Prabhu-Sathyaraj duo was well appreciated as well as their comedy track in the restaurant where they try to get off without paying the bill.


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