Chinna Vathiyar

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Chinna Vaathiyar
Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao
Produced byAlamelu Subramaniam
Written bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao
Crazy Mohan (Dialogues )[1]
StarringPrabhu
Kushboo
Ranjitha
Goundamani
Senthil
Nizhalgal Ravi
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyR. Raghunatha Reddy
Edited byGanesh Kumar
Production
company
Swathi Chithra International
Distributed bySwathi Chithra International
Release date
11 May 1995
Running time
132 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Chinna Vathiyar (English: Young Teacher) is a 1995 Tamil Science-fiction Comedy film, directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. The film stars Prabhu in a dual role, Kushboo, Ranjitha, Goundamani, Senthil and Nizhalgal Ravi. Music was by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were by Vaali. This film is unofficial remake of the Telugu film Rama Rao Gopal Rao (1984) directed by Jandhyala with the comedy sequences based on Crazy Mohan's stage play Madhu+2.[2] The film was successful at the box office.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Prabhu acts in a dual role in this film. The story revolves around a professor named Professor Chandramouli (Prabhu), who experiments on transferring the soul from one body to another. Professor Chandramouli is married to Janaki (Kushboo). He got help from a student Aravind (Prabhu Ganesan), who is a bright student and a star in the school. The story begins when the two souls of professor and Aravind are transferred and it makes it uncomfortable to both parties and their girls. Meanwhile, a wealthy girl-abuser Baba (Nizhalgal Ravi) took professor's favorite student and sold her to a gang. However, soul-changed professor and Aravind came to rescue her, where Baba flees from the police. Baba comes to know about the miracle medicine produced by the professor to change souls and when the soul changed professor and Aravind came to correct their souls at a cemetery. Professor gets changed, but Aravind's soul went on to a cat. Baba came quickly and hit professor and Baba changed his soul to Aravind's body. The cat with Aravind's soul is put into a nearby well and he flees with the miracle medicine. The new Aravind behaves very differently and engages in many bad activities. Finally, the professor get to know about the change that happened. He finally found the miracle medicine which was hidden in the worshipped anthill. At last after a series of events, Aravind's soul was released from the cat and Baba's soul was trapped within a chicken. In between these scenes, there are some comedy scenes between Josiyar (Goundamani), who is married to two wives and his friend Senthil. This is a very shortened version of the stage play (Madhu +2), written by Crazy Mohan, who also wrote this story.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Chinna Vathiyar
Soundtrack album by
Released1995
Recorded1995
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Vatta Pandhu" Mano, K. S. Chithra
2 "Intha Padukaiyile" K. S. Chithra
3 "Kanmaniye Kanmaniye" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Rohini
4 "Love Pannidathan" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
5 "Atha Maga Rathiname" Malaysia Vasudevan, Uma Ramanan

Production[edit]

The film was initially titled Professor, and the team subsequently chose to change title hoping to appeal to the Tamil speaking audience.[6] It was inspired by Crazy Mohan's play Madhu +2.[7]

Legacy[edit]

Chinna Vathiyar attained cult status in Tamil cinema for the Senthil-Goundamani comedy track.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chinna Vathiyar". IMDB. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
  2. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/some-of-crazy-mohans-best-works-in-tamil-cinema/article27763647.ece
  3. ^ "Chinna Vathiyar". cinesouth. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Tamil Movie News--1995 Review(Cont.)". groups.google.com. 9 January 1996. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Chinna Vathiyar Songs". youtube.com.
  6. ^ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/soc.culture.tamil/tamil$20movie$20news/soc.culture.tamil/X_3KQ2yl6cE/byePwmRXyc8J
  7. ^ a b Sunder, Gautam; Srivatsan, S. (10 June 2019). "Best of 'Crazy' Mohan in Tamil cinema". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 June 2019.