Chinnari Mutha

Chinnari Mutta (Kannada: ಚಿನ್ನಾರಿಮುತ್ತ, English: Mutha, the Golden Boy) is a 1993 Indian Kannada language children's film, directed by T. S. Nagabharana, starring H. G. Dattatreya and Master Vijay Raghavendra in the lead roles.

ಚಿನ್ನಾರಿ ಮುತ್ತ
Directed byT. S. Nagabharana
Screenplay byT. S. Nagabharana
C. Aswath
Produced byNagini Bharana
G. Nandakumar
StarringMaster Vijay Raghavendra
H. G. Dattatreya
CinematographyB. C. Gowrishankar
Edited bySuresh Urs
Music byC. Aswath
Shruthalaya Films
Release date
Running time
116 minutes

At the 41st National Film Awards, the film was awarded the Best Feature Film in Kannada.[1] It also won four awards at the 1993-94 Karnataka State Film Awards; Best Children Film, Best Music Director (C. Aswath), Best Child Actor - Male (Master Vijay Raghavendra) and Best Female Playback Singer (Manjula Gururaj).


Mutha (Vijay Raghavendra) is a vibrant young boy. He belongs to the lower strata of society. He lives with his grandmother (Shanthamma), who is barely able to manage with small earnings, by selling firewood.

Running fast was an integral part of Mutha. But neither he nor the people around him were aware of this innate talent.

The playful Mutha becomes a lonely soul after the grandmother dies and becomes a bonded labourer in the house of village head. He is not only missing the love and care of grandmother, but also the freedom to go out and play with his friends. He manages to coax the village head into permitting him to take the cattle to the forest for grazing. Now he is back with his friends in the forest. His joy knows no bounds.

One day, while they are playing, one of the cows goes astray. Frightened of the consequences, he runs away from the village and ultimately finds himself in a big city, Bengaluru. Everything is a strange experience for him there. He gets into a group of young boys engaged in shoe-lifting as a livelihood under the loving care and able guidance of Daada (H. G. Dattatreya). He is a lonely old man, who finds his own happiness in the company of these young lads. One day, when Mutha is running away with stolen shoes from a stadium, he is chased and caught by Saavant (Avinash), a professional coach training athletes in running.

Instead of a thief, Saavant sees the potential of a great runner in Mutha. Saavant takes Mutha under his care and starts training him for running race. Slowly and steadily, Mutha comes up as an acknowledged runner and with hard training and perseverance, goes on to win the Gold Medal in the state level competition. He wants to bring all those Daada's boys also into Saavant's camp, so that they can also experience the thrill of a purposeful life as he has experienced. He persuades Daada and Saavant also convinces Daada. The boys join Mutha. Saavant trains them all and creates a fine team for the relay races. The team wins the relay race in All India Competition.



Chinnari Mutha
Soundtrack cover
Soundtrack album by
Released25 December 2000
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAkash Audio

C. Aswath composed the background score the film and the soundtracks, with lyrics for all the soundtracks penned by H. S. Venkateshamurthy. The album has eleven soundtracks.[2]

1."Mannalli Biddano"H. S. VenkateshamurthyAjith, Baby Rekha5:31
2."Rekke Iddare Saake"H. S. VenkateshamurthyBaby Rekha5:12
3."Naavu Irruvaaga"H. S. VenkateshamurthyAjith, Baby Rekha4:08
4."Maarisha Maarisha"H. S. VenkateshamurthyNarasimha Nayak, Manjula Gururaj5:30
5."Ondu Eradu Mooru"H. S. VenkateshamurthyNarasimha Nayak3:55
6."Oduva Siri Oduva"H. S. VenkateshamurthyNarasimha Nayak, Baby Rekha, Sangeetha1:42
7."Myale Kuvukonda"H. S. VenkateshamurthyManjula Gururaj5:19
8."Halli Mukka Muthu"H. S. VenkateshamurthyAjith and others3:17
9."Chandra Ninge"H. S. VenkateshamurthyAjith and others4:37
10."Estondu Jana"H. S. VenkateshamurthyBaby Rekha and others5:30
11."Chinnari Mutha"H. S. VenkateshamurthyNarasimha Nayak4:12
Total length:48:53


  1. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Chinnari Mutta (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved 1 October 2014.

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