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Release poster
Directed byR. Kannan
Produced byT. Siva
Written byR. Selvaraj
StarringPrabhu Deva
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyR. Rajarathnam
Edited byAshok Mehtha
Distributed byAmma Creations
Release date
  • 24 August 1995 (1995-08-24)
Running time
130 minutes

Raasaiyya is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language comedy drama film directed by debutant R. Kannan and produced by T. Siva, starring Prabhu Deva and Roja played the lead roles.[1] After the film's release, it was dubbed into Hindi as Chhaila and in Telugu as Kurradu Baboi. The film revolves around the life struggle and love life of the character played by Prabhu Deva.


Raasaiyya (Prabhu Deva) lives with his grandfather, Rathnavel (Vijayakumar), a kind-hearted and honest man in a small town in rural Southern India. Rathnavel is very easy-going and permits Raasaiyya to indulge in many precocious activities. When young and beautiful Anitha (Roja) comes to stay for a few days with Rathnavel, both Raasaiyya and she fall in love with each other and would like to marry. But Raasaiyya is unable to assert himself, and Anitha's marriage is arranged with a NRI groom settled in the US. Rathnavel would like to present a decent dowry for Anitha, which includes a priceless diamond necklace. Unable to bear his separation from his sweetheart, Rasaiya decides to tell Rathnavel about this, but before he could do so, he finds out that his biological mother, Pandiamma (Radhika), is still alive, but will not have anything to do with him. Watch what happens when Raasaiyya finally meets her and finds out the secret why she abandoned him in his childhood.



The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja.[2][3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Dindukallu" Ilaiyaraaja, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Arun Mozhi, Devie Neithiyar Vaali 5:22
2 "Kadhal Vaanile" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Preethi 5:41
3 "Karuvattu" Mano, K. S. Chithra 5:38
4 "Masthana Masthana" Arun Mozhi, Bhavatharini 5:53
5 "Paatu Ellam" Mano 6:04
6 "Unna Ninaichu" Mano, Chitra 5:13
Hindi version
  1. "Mastana Mastana Yeh Dil" - Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
  2. "Tere Pyar Ki Hai" - Sadhana Sargam, Vinod Rathod
  3. "Laage Nahin Mora Jiyara" - Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sonu Nigam
  4. "Chahunga Main Tumko" - Sadhana Sargam, Sudesh Bhosle
  5. "Aaj Ho Chahe Kal" - Leonara Isaac, Udit Narayan
  6. "Pyar Ka Naam Super Hit Hai" - Bali Brahmbhatt, Leonara Isaac


The film opened to negative reviews from film critics, with a reviewer from Indolink.com noting it as "an absolute waste of time and money and above all an insult to your intelligence".[4] Raasaiyya became a box office bomb.[5] The film was later dubbed to Hindi as Chhaila, following the popularity of the dubbed version of Prabhu Deva's previous film Kaadhalan as Humse Hain Muqabla.


  1. ^ "Rasaiyya". cinesouth. Retrieved 14 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Rasaiyya Songs". raaga. Retrieved 14 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Rasaiyya Songs". starmusiq. Retrieved 14 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19970607043815/http://www.indolink.com/Film/raasaiya.html
  5. ^ http://groups.google.com/group/soc.culture.tamil/browse_thread/thread/7f02e9c8de9a5939/bdc90390a5f8147

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