Chinna (2005 film)

Chinna (transl. Little) is a 2005 Indian Tamil romantic action thriller film directed by Sundar C. It stars Arjun and Sneha in the lead roles. It did reasonable business at the box-office. The second half is partially inspired by the Hindi film Darr (1993) which has Sunny Deol, Shahrukh Khan, and Juhi Chawla in lead roles. It was dubbed in Telugu as Koti.[1]

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Directed bySundar C.
Produced bySreenivasa Raju
Written bySundar C.
Screenplay bySundar C.
Music byD. Imman
CinematographyPrasad Murella
Edited byKasi Viswanathan
Sri Sri Chitra
Release date
  • 15 July 2005 (2005-07-15)
Running time
150 minutes


The film begins with Gaythri (Sneha) marrying an irrigation engineer (Vikramaditya) against her wishes. As she conducts her marriage with mechanical unconsciousness, her sunken heart reflects her past. Gayathri, a marine student, goes to Rameswaram to study coral reefs and marine ecosystems while staying with her uncle (Vinu Chakravarthy) and her cousin in a fisherman hamlet. There she witnesses Chinna (Arjun) and his assistants (Mansoor Ali Khan and Ponnambalam) - local mobsters working for a gang - committing pitiless and violent crimes. Though she wanted to report these crimes to the local SP (Vijayakumar), her uncle and cousin dissuades her. Meanwhile, she asks her uncle for a guide to take her to locations rich in marine life. Her uncle asks Chinna to help Gayathri in her pursuit. After a couple of close encounters with Chinna, Gayathri understands his soft, childlike nature and vows to reform him as a socially acceptable man. Later, love blossoms between them. Even as Chinna tries to make his life straight, a violent feud ensues between him and the local gang. Trying to save Gayathri, Chinna kills the gang leader and is sentenced to life imprisonment. Taking advantage of Chinna's absence, Gayathri's parents marry her to the irrigation engineer. As the story ploughs through in the second half, Chinna, characterized by the obsession with "Gayathri", kills people working against his goal to attain his ladylove. At the end, after much drama, when Chinna almost killed Gayathri's husband, she shot him in order to save her husband. Chinna asked her if she had feelings for him before this, at least for a second. Just after she shook her head saying yes, he jumped off the building. The movie ends there indicating his death.



Soundtrack album by
Released29 April 2005
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelNew Music
ProducerD. Imman
D. Imman chronology

All music is composed by D. Imman[2][3].

Track listing
1."Bailare Bailare"P. VijaySunitha Sarathy 
2."Kaalangathala"Pazhani BharathiKK, Anuradha Sriram 
3."Osthara Pilusthunara"Ceylon ManoharKarthik, Devan, Ranjith 
4."Tholaidhoora Nilave"P. VijayD. Imman 
5."Yaar Yaaro"Pazhani BharathiS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 

Critical receptionEdit

Balaji B of Thiraipadam wrote "Chinnaa takes over the crown from Anbe Sivam for being the most un-Sundar.C-like Sundar.C film ever! Confusion, chaos and comedy, atleast [sic] one of which is always a trademark of his films, are nowhere to be seen here."[4] Indiaglitz wrote "Sundar C has a penchant for comedy capers that are low on logic but high on entertainment. Chinna is unlike Sundar C's film, which is not just very serious but also lacks his trademark humour. However thanks to a fast narration and good performance by Sneha, Chinna manages to leave an impression with the audience."[5]


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