Vandicholai Chinraasu

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Vandicholai Chinraasu
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Tamil வண்டிச்சோலை சின்ராசு
Directed by Manoj Kumar
Produced by Thirupur Mani
Written by Manoj Kumar
Sivaram Gandhi (dialogues)
Starring Sathyaraj
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Lakshmi Balan
Edited by M. N. Raja
Distributed by Vivekananda Pictures
Release date
  • 15 April 1994 (1994-04-15)[1]
Country India
Language Tamil

Vandicholai Chinraasu is a 1994 Tamil 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.


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.


Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from the critics and had a below average run at the box office. The soundtrack however was praised and fetched good reviews. The song - Barota became very popular in all the military hotels.


Vandicholai Chinraasu
Film score by A. R. Rahman
Released 1994
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
Genre Film soundtrack
Label AVM Audio
Aditya Music
A. R. Rahman chronology
Thiruda Thiruda
(1993)Thiruda Thiruda1993
Vandicholai Chinraasu
Super Police
(1994)Super Police1994

All music composed by A. R. Rahman.

Tamil Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Senthamizh Naatu Thamizhachiye" Vairamuthu Shahul Hameed 4:17
2. "Chitthirai Nilavu" Vairamuthu Jayachandran, Minmini 4:51
3. "Kaatu Panamaram Pola" Vairamuthu Swarnalatha & Malgudi Subha 5:01
4. "Idhu Sugam" Vairamuthu Vani Jayaram & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:31
5. "Barota Barota" N. A. Kamarasan S. Janaki & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:34

Telugu (Bobili Paparayudu)

The soundtrack was also released in Telugu as Bobili Paparayudu. Lyrics were by Vennelekanti.

All music composed by A. R. Rahman.

Telugu Track listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Achu Telugu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:17
2. "Sukham Sukham" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujata 4:51
3. "Oh Mudhu Mama" Swarnalatha, Malgudi Subha 5:01
4. "Tharaka Cheluvu" Swarnalatha, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:31
5. "Singaraaya Konda" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malgudi Subha 4:34


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