Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar

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Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar
Directed byAmirtham
Produced byM. Gopi
Written byArulmozhi (dialogues)
Screenplay byAmirtham
Story byAmirtham
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyS. Maruthi Rao
Edited byP. Venkateswara Rao
Sri Thirumala Art Productions
Distributed bySri Thirumala Art Productions
Release date
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  • 20 July 1990 (1990-07-20)
Running time
130 minutes

Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar (Tamil: சிறையில் பூத்த சின்ன மலர்; English: The small flower that bloomed in prison) is a 1990 Tamil romantic drama film, directed by Amirtham and produced by M. Gopi. The film stars Vijayakanth, Bhanupriya, Shanthipriya and Rajesh in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja.[1][2] It was later dubbed in Telegu as Rowdeelaku Rowdy and Hindi as Zakhmi Sher.[3][4]


Muthappa (Vijayakanth), a poor singer falls in love with the sister of a cruel landlord (Rajesh). After surviving a murder attempt, Muthappa marries his ladylove. He is shocked to learn that the landlord 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 (Vijayakanth again), 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.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aalolam Paadum" Mano, S. Janaki Vaali 04:40
2 "Adhisaya Nadamidum" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Vaali 05:07
3 "Ethanai Per Unnai Nambi" K. S. Chithra Pirai Sudan 05:03
4 "Thaana Pazhutha" Kovai Soundararajan Gangai Amaran 04:27
5 "Vaasakari Veppilaiye" Arun Mozhi, S. Janaki Pulamaipithan 04:56
6 "Vachaan Vachaan" K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 04:12


The Indian Express wrote "Directed by Amirtham, the film follows the traditional manner of narration".[6]


  1. ^ "Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar". Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar". Retrieved 8 December 2014.
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  5. ^ "Siraiyil Pootha Chinna Malar Songs". Retrieved 10 December 2014.
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