Bharathan (1992 film)

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Directed bySabapathy Dekshinamurthy
Written byRajkumar Santoshi
Produced byA. S. Ibrahim Rowther
Edited byG. Jayachandran[1]
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Distributed byRowther Films
Release date
  • 16 April 1992 (1992-04-16)
Running time
120 minutes

Bharathan is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, directed by Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy. The film features Vijayakanth and Bhanupriya, while S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Anandaraj, Napoleon, Sumitra, and Chandrasekhar play supporting roles. The film, produced by A. S. Ibrahim Rowther, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 16 April 1992. The film is a remake of the Hindi film Ghayal (1990). The film completed a 100-day run.[2][3]


Bharathan (Vijayakanth) is sent to jail for a murder and is sentenced to the death penalty.

In the past, Bharath was in love with Indhu (Bhanupriya). He had a brother named Ramkumar (S. P. Balasubrahmanyam) and a sister-in-law named Janaki (Sumitra). His brother dreamt to see him as a government official, but Bharath preferred to be a kickboxing champion.

One day, Ramkumar disappeared, and Bharath began to look for him. Finally, Ramkumar's laborer (Chandrasekhar) explained to Bharath what happened to his brother. Gangadharan (Anandaraj), a powerful businessman, helped Ramkumar in his business. Ramkumar was grateful to him, and Gangadharan took some advantages and began to smuggle alcohol illegally in Ramkumar's company. When Ramkumar decided to report it to the police, he was kidnapped by Gangadharan. Gangadharan killed Ramkumar, and the innocent Bharath is arrested for the murder. Bharath appointed his family friend Viswanathan as the advocate, but Viswanathan, an ally of Gangadharan, betrayed him, and Bharath was sentenced to capital punishment. Thereafter, Janaki committed suicide.

In jail, Bharath makes friends with his cellmates, and they escape from jail to punish Gangadharan. Johnson (Napoleon), an honest CID officer, is appointed to protect Gangadharan. Bharath first kills the traitor Viswanathan. He then threatens the commissioner and his family to kill Gangadharan more easily.

In the meantime, Indhu is kidnapped by Gangadharan's henchmen, and Bharath saves her in time. Shameful to protect a criminal and worried to punish an innocent, the commissioner and Johnson try to stop Bharath. In the end, Bharath kills Gangadharan and gets sent to jail.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelPyramid Saimira

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1992, features 5 tracks.

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Azhage Amuthe" Ilaiyaraaja Ponnadiyan 4:45
2 "Nalveenai Naatham" 1:55
3 "Pottathalem" Mano Vaali 5:00
4 "Punnakaiyil Minsaram" Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki 5:04
5 "Vaa Vaathiyare" K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 4:49


The Indian Express wrote "Despite the remake of the original being before the eyes, debutant director Saba has been able to warm up for viewers only a lukewarm concoction of various box-office elements".[4]


  1. ^ "Film editor G. Jayachandran dead". The Hindu. 25 June 2020.
  2. ^ Malini Mannath (1 January 1993). "Run-of-the-mill fare". The Indian Express: 7. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Baradhan". Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  4. ^ "The Indian Express - Google News Archive Search".