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Directed byC. V. Rajendran
Written byM. G. Vallabhan (dialogues)
Produced byChithra Ramu
Chitra Lakshmanan
CinematographyA. Sabapathy
Edited byN. Chandran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Seethalakshmi Art Films
Release date
  • 28 July 1989 (1989-07-28)

Chinnappadass is a 1989 Indian Tamil-language film directed by C. V. Rajendran, his final film as director.[1] The film stars Sathyaraj and Radha. It is a remake of the 1987 Hindi film Insaaf.[2] The film was released on 28 July 1989.[3]


Chinnappadass, who is a post-graduate in law and a law college professor, gets suspended from teaching job when he thrashes rowdies who happens to be the children of corrupt ministers who tried to molest his sister. Due to compulsion, Chinnappadass had to join the smuggling gang of Ravi Prakash. When Dileep tries to rape Radha, she commits suicide. Chinnappadass then pretends to be amnesiac to find the truth. However he is shocked to find that Radha's look alike twin sister who is Dr. Kavitha. In the end, Chinnappadass with the help of Inspector Balaraman catches all baddies and finally marries Dr. Kavitha.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4][5]

Song Singers Lyrics
"Athu Ithu Ethuthan" K. S. Chithra Vaali
"Vaanam Thodatha Megam"
"Paadum Bakthai Meeraa K. S. Chithra, Mano Gangai Amaran
"Baley Baley" K. Veeramani, Malaysia Vasudevan
"Pakku Vethalai" K. S. Chithra, Malaysia Vasudevan


P. S. S. of Kalki wrote that the well-chosen exteriors, the settings, the costumes, and the lavishly spent currencies all spent with the intention of doing something useful in a somewhat believable story would have been overwhelming.[6]


  1. ^ "Veteran film director Rajendran passes away". Deccan Chronicle. 2 April 2018. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
  2. ^ Arunachalam, Param (2020). BollySwar: 1981–1990. Mavrix Infotech. p. 871. ISBN 978-81-938482-2-7.
  3. ^ "சின்னப்பதாஸ் / Chinnappadass (1989)". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 18 November 2023. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Chinnappadass". AVDigital. Archived from the original on 10 December 2022. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Chinnappadas". JioSaavn. 1 August 2014. Archived from the original on 27 September 2023. Retrieved 27 September 2023.
  6. ^ பி. எஸ். எஸ். (20 August 1989). "சின்னப்ப தாஸ்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 37. Archived from the original on 31 July 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2023.

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