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Vandicholai Chinraasu

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Vandicholai Chinraasu
Poster
Directed byManoj Kumar
Written byManoj Kumar
Sivaram Gandhi (dialogues)
Produced byThirupur Mani
StarringSathyaraj
Sukanya
CinematographyLakshmi Balan
Edited byM. N. Raja
Music byA. R. Rahman
Production
company
Release date
  • 15 April 1994 (1994-04-15)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Vandicholai Chinraasu is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language masala film directed and co-written by Manoj Kumar, and produced by Vivekananda Pictures. The film stars Sathyaraj and Sukanya. It was released on 15 April 1994, and received mixed reviews from critics.

Plot[edit]

Chinnrasu lives with his father Rathnasamy and sister Kalyani. 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 film 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 months. Hearing this, Chinnrasu remembers his past life and how he gets such a punishment.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman and the lyrics were written by Vairamuthu, Pulamaipithan and Na. Kamarasan.[1] For the dubbed Telugu version Bobbili Paparayudu, lyrics were written by Vennelakanti.[2] The song "Senthamizh Naatu Thamizhachiye", despite its popularity, has received criticism for its perceived sexist and misogynistic lyrics.[3][4]

Tamil
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Senthamizh Naatu Thamizhachiye"VairamuthuShahul Hameed4:17
2."Chitthirai Nilavu"VairamuthuJayachandran, Minmini4:51
3."Ye Muthu Pappa"VairamuthuSwarnalatha, Malgudi Subha5:01
4."Edhu Sugam Sugam Adhu Veendum Veendum"VairamuthuVani Jairam S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:25
5."Barota Barota"Na. KamarasanS. Janaki S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:34
6."Chinna Mayile"Title SongShahul Hameed2:17
Total length:23:17
Telugu track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Achu Telugu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:12
2."Muddu Mama"Swarnalatha, Malgudi Subha4:55
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

Release and reception[edit]

Vandicholai Chinraasu was released on 15 April 1994,[5] and received mixed reviews from critics.[6] The Indian Express wrote, "There is nothing new in the story-line. Nor in the scenes. The performance are quite listless".[7] K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times wrote that the film "is for die-hard Sathyaraj fans".[8] R. P. R. of Kalki felt Sathyaraj's acting prowess was wasted.[9] For the film's release in Malaysia, the last 20 minutes were deleted by the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vandicholai Chinnarasu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Spotify. January 1994. Archived from the original on 4 April 2022. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Bobbili Paparayudu". Spotify. 28 December 2013. Archived from the original on 4 April 2022. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  3. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (12 March 2016). "Baradwaj Rangan remembers the list song, 25 years after 'Kabhi tu Chhalia lagta hai'". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 December 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  4. ^ Kabilan, Kannalmozhi (17 March 2020). "Stuck between the lines". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Vandicholai Chinraasu / வண்டிச்சோலை சின்ராசு (1994)". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 17 November 2023. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  6. ^ "A.R.Rahman and the top heroes | Sathyaraj – Vandicholai Chinarasu". Behindwoods. Archived from the original on 26 November 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  7. ^ "The game of revenge". The Indian Express. 22 April 1994. p. 6. Archived from the original on 13 May 2024. Retrieved 4 April 2022 – via Google News Archive.
  8. ^ Vijiyan, K. (21 May 1994). "Movie ending unresolved due to censor's scissors". New Straits Times. p. 27. Archived from the original on 12 January 2023. Retrieved 4 April 2022 – via Google News Archive.
  9. ^ ஆர்.பி.ஆர். (15 May 1994). "வண்டிச்சோலை சின்ராசு". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 21. Archived from the original on 3 February 2023. Retrieved 3 February 2023 – via Internet Archive.
  10. ^ Vijiyan, K. (26 December 1994). "Pick of the year's Tamil movies". New Straits Times. p. 27. Archived from the original on 13 May 2024. Retrieved 3 February 2023 – via Google News Archive.

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