Raja Chinna Roja
|Raja Chinna Roja|
|Directed by||SP. Muthuraman|
|Written by||Panju Arunachalam|
|Cinematography||T. S. Vinayagam|
|Distributed by||AVM Productions|
|Release dates||July 20, 1989|
|Running time||180 minutes|
Raja Chinna Roja (English: Raja, Roja and the Kids) is a 1989 Tamil children's film directed by SP. Muthuraman. It is loosely based on the 1965 English musical The Sound of Music with a song of the original fully used in Tamil. The film was the first Indian film to use animated characters with actors.
An aspiring young wannabe actor Raja (Rajinikanth) from a village get into a fast city which is full of crooks and drug dealers. As he searching for a place in the dream factory, he falls for the daughter of the house owner (Jaiganesh). Charmed by his looks and character, the girl (Gowthami) also falls for him. One day he accidentally meet his childhood friend Raghu (Raghuvaran) who is a spoiled rich guy. He offers Raja an acting job, then takes him to his uncle's house. Raja is to be in charge of the administration of the household and take care of five children (Raghu's nieces and nephews) each of whom have issues (such as being lazy, not studying etc.). Raja finds out that Raghu is cheating his uncle out of funds and using him to do the same. How he tackles these problems and helps the children become better is the rest of the movie.
- Rajinikanth as Raja, a youth who wants to become an actor.
- Gouthami as Roja, the house owner's daughter who falls in love with Raja.
- Raghuvaran as Bhaskar, a friend of Raja who uses him to cheat his rich uncle.
- Ravichandran as Bhaskar's uncle.
- V. K. Ramasamy as Ravicnahdran's uncle.
- Chinni Jayanth as Raja's friend.
- S. S. Chandran as servant.
- Kovai Sarala as housemaid.
- Baby Shalini as Chithra, Ravichandran's middle daughter.
Raja Chinna Roja is the first Indian film to feature live action with animation. It was AVM Saravanan's wish to do this, without any budgetary constraints. He also wanted AVM to become the first Indian studio to do this. The idea of blending live action with animation was inspired by Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
The soundtrack consist of seven songs composed by Chandrabose.
|Raja Chinna Roja|
|Studio album by Chandrabose|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||Super Staru||SP. Balasubramaniam, SP. Sailaja||04:25||Vairamuthu|
|2||Raja Chinna Roja||SP. Balasubramaniam||04:46||Vairamuthu|
|3||Varungala Mannargale||SP. Balasubramaniam||04:23||Vairamuthu|
|5||Ongappanukkum Pe Pe||Malaysia Vasudevan, SP. Sailaja||03:43||Vairamuthu|
|6||Poo Poo Pol||Mano||05:14||Vairamuthu|
|7||Devaadhi Devar Ellaam||Malaysia Vasudevan||04:57||Vairamuthu|
- "Finger on people's pulse". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 14 May 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
- Naman Ramachandran (2011). Rajnikant: The Definitive Biography. p. 127.
- Raja Chinna Roja at the Internet Movie Database