Vandicholai Chinraasu

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Vandicholai Chinraasu
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Tamilவண்டிச்சோலை சின்ராசு
Directed byManoj Kumar
Produced byThirupur Mani
Written byManoj Kumar
Sivaram Gandhi (Dialogues)
StarringSathyaraj
Sukanya
Goundamani
Music byA. R. Rahman
CinematographyLakshmi Balan
Edited byM. N. Raja
Production
company
Distributed byVivekananda Pictures
Release date
  • 15 April 1994 (1994-04-15)[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Vandicholai Chinraasu is a 1994 Tamil masala film directed by Manoj Kumar. This remains the only Sathyaraj movie as hero where A. R. Rahman composed the music. It was released on Tamil New Year Day. The film received mixed reviews from the box office.It marks the only collaboration A.R.Rahman composing for a Satyaraj Movie.

Plot[edit]

The title of the story is the name of the hero Chinnrasu (Sathyaraj) and Vandicholai, the name of the town where he lives with his father Rathnasamy (Delhi Ganesh) and sister. Rathnasamy works in the forest office as a driver. Chinnrasu has an aim to become a district forest officer. Due to some problem, Rathnasamy gets a transfer order, and the family shifts in Vandicholai town. The first plot of the movie showcases the current situation of Chinnrasu. The movie starts from a scene where Chinnrasu is in the jail and will be hanged till death in a couple of month. Hearing this, Chinnrasu remembers his past life and how he gets such a punishment.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Vandicholai Chinraasu
Film score by
Released1994
RecordedPanchathan Record Inn
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelAVM Audio
Pyramid
Aditya Music
A. R. Rahman chronology
Thiruda Thiruda
(1993)
Vandicholai Chinraasu
(1994)
Super Police
(1994)

The soundtrack composed by A. R. Rahman received positive reviews and seen as very suitable conceptualization for the image of Sathyaraj.

Tamil version[edit]

Track listing[2]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Senthamizh Naatu Thamizhachiye"VairamuthuShahul Hameed4:17
2."Chitthirai Nilavu"PulamaipithanJayachandran, Minmini4:51
3."Ye Muthu Pappa"VairamuthuSwarnalatha & Malgudi Subha5:01
4."Idhu Sugam"VairamuthuVani Jairam & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:25
5."Barota Barota"Na. KamarasanS. Janaki & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:34
Total length:23:17

Telugu version[edit]

The soundtrack was also released in Telugu as Bobbili Paparayudu. Lyrics were by Vennelakanti.[3]

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Achu Telugu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:12
2."Muddu Mama"Sujatha4:55
3."Singarayya Konda"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malgudi Subha4:32
4."Tholi Sukham Sukham"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha4:34
5."Tharaka Cheluvu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha4:46
Total length:22:59

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from the critics and had a below average run at the box office. The Indian Express wrote "There is nothing new in the story-line. Nor in the scenes. The performance are quite listless."[4] New Straits Times wrote that film "is for die-hard Sathyaraj fans".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cinesouth.com/cgi-bin/filmography/newfilmdb.cgi?name=vandicholai chinrasu
  2. ^ "Vandicholai Chinnarasu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Spotify. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Bobbili Paparayudu". Spotify. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=P9oYG7HA76QC&dat=19940422&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  5. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=x8G803Bi31IC&dat=19940521&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

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