|Directed by||Manoj Kumar|
|Produced by||Thirupur Mani|
|Written by||Manoj Kumar|
Sivaram Gandhi (Dialogues)
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Edited by||M. N. Raja|
|Distributed by||Vivekananda Pictures|
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.
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.
|Film score by|
|Recorded||Panchathan Record Inn|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
|1.||"Senthamizh Naatu Thamizhachiye"||Vairamuthu||Shahul Hameed||4:17|
|2.||"Chitthirai Nilavu"||Pulamaipithan||Jayachandran, Minmini||4:51|
|3.||"Ye Muthu Pappa"||Vairamuthu||Swarnalatha & Malgudi Subha||5:01|
|4.||"Idhu Sugam"||Vairamuthu||Vani Jairam & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:25|
|5.||"Barota Barota"||Na. Kamarasan||S. Janaki & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:34|
|1.||"Achu Telugu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:12|
|3.||"Singarayya Konda"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malgudi Subha||4:32|
|4.||"Tholi Sukham Sukham"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha||4:34|
|5.||"Tharaka Cheluvu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha||4:46|
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." New Straits Times wrote that film "is for die-hard Sathyaraj fans".
- http://www.cinesouth.com/cgi-bin/filmography/newfilmdb.cgi?name=vandicholai chinrasu
- "Vandicholai Chinnarasu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Spotify. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
- "Bobbili Paparayudu". Spotify. Retrieved 17 December 2020.