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Release poster
Directed byR. 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)

Raasaiyya is a 1995 Tamil Indian feature film directed by debutant R. Kannan and produced by T. Siva, starring Prabhu Deva in the lead role. Roja Selvamani played the film's female lead.[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, Shyamsunder (Vijayakumar), a kind-hearted and honest man in a small town in rural Southern India. Shyamsunder is very easy-going and permits Raasaiyya in indulge in all kinds of precocious activities. When young and beautiful Anita (Roja) comes to stay for a few days with Shyamsunder, both Raasaiyya and she fall in love with each other, and would like to get married. But Raasaiyya is unable to assert himself, and Anita's marriage is arranged with a U.S. settled groom. Shyamsunder would like to present a decent dowry for Anita, which includes a priceless diamond necklace. Unable to bear his separation from his sweetheart, Raasaiyya decides to tell Shyamsunder about this, but before he could do so, he finds out that his biological mother, Madhavi (Raadhika), 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 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 2013-09-14.
  2. ^ 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 2013-09-14.
  5. ^ "Rasaiyya Songs". starmusiq. Retrieved 2013-09-14.

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