Bharathi (film)

For the 1954 film, see Barati (1954 film).

Directed by Gnana Rajasekaran
Produced by Sujatha Rangarajan
M. Varadaraja
K. Maniprasad
Written by Gnana Rajasekaran
Based on Subramanya Bharathi
Starring Sayaji Shinde
Nizhalgal Ravi
Ramesh Kumar
Music by Ilayaraja
Cinematography Thangar Bachan
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Media Dreams Pvt Ltd
Distributed by Media Dreams Pvt Ltd
Release dates
  • 1 September 2000 (2000-09-01)
Running time
149 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 1.30 crores[1]

Bharathi (Tamil: பாரதி) is a 2000 Indian Tamil-language biographical film starring Sayaji Shinde, Devayani and Nizhalgal Ravi.[2] It is a biographical film based on the life of Subramania Bharati. The film was directed by Gnana Rajasekaran[3] and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for the year 2000.


It is a biographical film based on the life of Tamil poet Subramania Bharati.


Actor Role
Sayaji Shinde Subramania Bharathi
Pushpaak Ramesh Childhood Subramania Bharathi
Devayani Chellamal
Ramesh Kumar Subramania Bharathi' friend
Nizhalgal Ravi S. P. Y. Surendranath Arya
T. P. Gajendran Kuvalai


The female lead role was initially offered to actress Suvalakshmi, whose refusal prompted the team to sign on Devayani.[4]


Soundtrack album by Ilayaraja
Released 2000 (2000)
Language Tamil
Label Sa Re Ga Ma
No. TitleSingers Length
1. "Agini Kunjondru"  K. J. Yesudas  
2. "Baratha Samuthayam"  K. J. Yesudas  
3. "Ethilum Ingu"  Madhu Balakrishnan  
4. "French Music"  Ilaiyaraaja  
5. "Keladaa Manida"  Rajkumar Bharathi  
6. "Mayil Pola Ponnu onnu"  Bhavatharini  
7. "Nallathor Veenai"  Ilaiyaraaja, Mano  
8. "Ninnaichcharan Adainthen"  Bombay Jayashree  
9. "Ninnaichcharan"  Ilaiyaraaja  
10. "Nirpathuve Nadapathuve"  Harish Raghavendra  
11. "Vante Matharam"  Madhu Balakrishnan  


Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu said, "THE MAJESTIC GAIT, the intimidating, piercing eyes that sparkle with a mix of eccentricity, anger, defiance and passion - Shayaji Shinde is indeed a remarkable choice for the role of Bharati." and "It is another fantastic break for Devyani as Chellamma, the wife of Subramania Bharati. Her soft, vulnerable docility and her helpless effete submission to her husband's impractical way of life have been beautifully portrayed."[5] Rediff said, "Sayaji Shinde as Bharati is simply splendid. His is an impressive performance, with nary an inkling of the trepidation that he is enacting Bharati's role -- he, a Maharashtrian and Tamil, an alien tongue."[1] said, "This is a good biography, but in the end, it seems like it's more a collection of stories than a continuous film. Which is unfortunate because the film had great potential to be absolutely stunningly excellent."[6]

See also


  1. 1 2 ", Movies: The Rediff Review: Tamil film Bharati". 2000-09-26. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  2. Bharathi, IMDb, retrieved 2008-11-17
  3. In search of an Answer, Frontline, retrieved 2011-01-11
  5. "Film Review: Bharati". The Hindu. 2000-09-08. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  6. "Bharathi - Tamil Movie Review". Retrieved 2014-03-12.

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