Roja poster


  • U
  • 15 Aug 1992
  • 2h 17m
  • Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Roja is a 1992 Tamil romantic thriller film written and directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Arvind Swami and Madhoo, with the latter in the title role. The film was produced by K. Balachander under his Kavithalayaa Productions and distributed by G. Venkateswaran. The film's cinematography was handled by Santhosh Sivan, music by A. R. Rahman in his debut and editing done by Suresh Urs.

The film released on 15 August 1992, to positive reviews, receiving praise for its patriotic theme and critically acclaimed soundtrack. It was featured in the Indian panorama section of the 24th IFFI.Roja won three National Film Awards, including Best Film on National Integration, catapulting Ratnam to national acclaim. The film also gained international acclaim with its nomination for Best Film at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival.

A. R. Rahman debuted as a film composer with this film. He won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director for his work.





  • Status Released
  • Certificate U
  • Release date 15 Aug 1992
  • Running time 2h 17m
  • Genres Drama, Romance, Thriller


National Film Awards - 1992
A. R. Rahman
Best Music Director
National Film Awards - 1992
Best Feature Film on National Integration
National Film Awards - 1992
Song: Chinna Chinna Aasai
Best Lyricist


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