Chella Pillai

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Chella Pillai
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by M. V. Raman
Written by Javar Seetharaman
Produced by A. V. Meiyappan
Starring K. R. Ramasamy
CinematographyT. Muthusamy
Yusuf Mulji
Edited byM. V. Raman
Music by R. Sudarsanam
Release date
  • 24 June 1955 (1955-06-24)
Running time
141 minutes

Chella Pillai (transl.Dear Child) is a 1955 Indian Tamil-language comedy drama film directed by M. V. Raman and produced by A. V. Meiyappan of AVM Productions. [1] The film script was written by Javar Seetharaman. Music was composed by R. Sudarsanam. It stars K. R. Ramasamy and Savitri, with T. S. Balaiah, B. R. Panthulu, P. Kannamba, Pandari Bai, K. A. Thangavelu, Javar Seetharaman and Kaka Radhakrishnan in supporting roles. [1] [2] [3] The film was remade in Telugu as Vadina (1955). [4]



Mani is an orphan brought up by his brother and his wife. Fond of the growing child, she covers for all mischievous deeds, even petty crimes, without bothering to correct him. Soon, he grows into an irresponsible young man addicted to gambling. He meets a young woman Lalitha, who dreams of becoming a movie star. He promises to introduce her to movies. Meanwhile, the family decides to get him married to a modest young Anjalai in the hope that he would become better human being. The hero leaves home to make a movie with the young woman. Needing money for the productions, he commits a theft in the shop where his brother works, resulting in the kind man losing his job. The hero gets involved in the printing of fakes notes and when the brothers seek his help. He gives him the counterfeit currency, resulting in the poor man getting arrested. How the erring hero changes his ways forms the rest of the plot.



Music was by R. Sudarsanam and lyrics were written by Udumalai Narayana Kavi, K. P. Kamakshi, Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam and V. Seetharaman. [5]

1"Thaannalae Varum Kaasu"P. Susheela03:02
2"Sirppiyin Kai Paadatha"K. R. Ramasamy02:41
3"Madhana Ezhil Raja" (dialogue)Jikki & dialogues by K. R. RamasamyKu. Ma. Balasubramaniam [6] 06:07
4"Naadu Nadakkira"T. M. Soundararajan & M. S. Rajeswari03:07
5"Oh Nigarillathaa"T. M. Soundararajan & Jikki03:19
6"Aararo Aararo.... Koil Kaalai"
"Nee Paaapaa"
T. M. Soundararajan, A. L. Raghavan & P. Susheela03:30
7"Podanum Kulla Podanum"T. M. Soundararajan03:10
8"Aaraadha Thuyaram"T. S. Bagavathi03:09
9"Aanandham Inge Irukku"T. M. Soundararajan & Jikki03:09
10"Nadakkum Pothu"T. M. Soundararajan03:22
11"Kaniyum Suvaiyum Servadhu Pole"K. R. Ramasamy03:11

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