Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar

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Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar
Directed byAmirtham
Written byArulmozhi (dialogues)
Screenplay byAmirtham
Story byAmirtham
Produced byM. Gopi
CinematographyS. Maruthi Rao
Edited byP. Venkateswara Rao
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sri Thirumala Art Productions
Release date
  • 21 July 1990 (1990-07-21)
Running time
130 minutes

Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar (transl. The small flower that bloomed in prison) is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, directed by Amirtham and produced by M. Gopi. The film stars Vijayakanth, Bhanupriya, Shantipriya and Rajesh. It was released on 21 July 1990.[1]


Muthappa, a poor singer falls in love with the sister of a cruel landlord Rajalingam. After surviving a murder attempt, Muthappa marries his ladylove. He is shocked to learn that Rajalingam has had a change of heart thereby accepting the relation. However, that night Muttappa and his wife are shifted to a secret and separate prisons by her brother, an evil landlord in such a way that they can never meet each other. After the incident he forbids love in the village and also closes the temple where his sister's marriage was conducted. People forget the presumably dead Muthappa.

Several years later, Parthiban, a courageous young man arrives in the village openly defying the laws of the landlord. He reopens the village temple and helps in uniting lovers. He even humiliates the arrogant children of the landlord much to his anger. On a journey the landlord who hears the long forgotten song of Muthappa confronts the singer who happens to be Parthiban and is shocked to find his similarities to Muthappa.

Who is Parthiban? Is he related to Muthappa? Will Muthappa escape from the prison? What happens later forms the crux of the story.



Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar was the home production of Bhanupriya. Amirtham made his directorial comeback with this film after Thooku Medai (1982).[2]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Aalolam Paadum" Mano, S. Janaki Vaali 04:40
"Adhisaya Nadamidum" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra 05:07
"Ethanai Per Unnai Nambi" K. S. Chithra Piraisoodan 05:03
"Adi Thaana Pazhutha" Mano, Saibaba, Kovai Soundararajan, Kausalya Gangai Amaran 04:27
"Vaasakari Veppilaiye" Arunmozhi, S. Janaki Pulamaipithan 04:56
"Vachaan Vachaan" K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 04:12


NKS of The Indian Express wrote, "Directed by Amirtham, the film follows the traditional manner of narration".[5]


  1. ^ "நட்சத்திர படப் பட்டியல்". Cinema Express (in Tamil). 1 December 2002. pp. 41–43. Archived from the original on 2 February 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  2. ^ பாலு, எஸ். (15 July 1990). "சினிமாவை விட நிஜம் தான் சோகம்!". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 3. Archived from the original on 20 April 2023. Retrieved 2 January 2023 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ "Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar". JioSaavn. 20 April 1990. Archived from the original on 3 January 2023. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar". AVDigital. Archived from the original on 29 May 2022. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  5. ^ NKS (3 August 1990). "Siraiyil Pooththa Chinna Malar". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 19 March 2019 – via Google News Archive.

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