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

Rasaiya is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language comedy drama film directed by debutant Yaar 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.


Rasaiya (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 Rasaiya in indulge in all kinds of precocious activities. When young and beautiful Anitha (Roja) comes to stay for a few days with Rathnavel, both Rasaiya and she fall in love with each other, and would like to get married. But Rasaiya is unable to assert himself, and Anitha 's marriage is arranged with a U.S. settled groom. 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, Madhavi (Radhika), is still alive, but will not have anything to do with him. Watch what happens when Rasaiya finally meets her and finds out the secret why she abandoned him in his childhood.



The film opened to extremely 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".[2] Raasaiyya became a box office bomb.[3] 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.


The film has hit music scored by Ilaiyaraaja with lyrics by Vaali which features songs like "Masthana Masthana" and "Kadhal Vaanile". The audio was released under the label of Time Magnetics.[4][5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Dindukallu" Ilaiyaraaja, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Arun Mozhi 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


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

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