Bharathan (1992 film)

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

Bharathan (/bərəðən/) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, directed by Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy in his debut,[2] and produced by A. S. Ibrahim Rowther. The film stars Vijayakanth and Bhanupriya, while S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Anandaraj, Napoleon, Sumitra, and Chandrasekhar play supporting roles. It is a remake of the Hindi film Ghayal (1990).[3] The film was released on 16 April 1992,[4] and completed a 100-day run.[5]


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

In the past, Bharath was in love with Indhu. He had a brother named Ramkumar and a sister-in-law named Janaki. 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 labourer explained to Bharath what happened to his brother. Gangadharan, 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, 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.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[6]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Length
"Azhage Amuthe" Ilaiyaraaja Ponnadiyan 4:45
"Nalveenai Naatham" 1:55
"Pottathalem" Mano Vaali 5:00
"Punnakaiyil Minsaram" Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki 5:04
"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".[2]


  1. ^ "Film editor G. Jayachandran dead". The Hindu. 25 June 2020. Archived from the original on 28 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Bharathan". The Indian Express. 24 April 1992. p. 7. Retrieved 16 January 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ "33 years of `Ghayal`: Sunny Deol recalls how no one else wanted to make the film". Mid-Day. 22 June 2023. Archived from the original on 4 August 2023. Retrieved 12 October 2023.
  4. ^ "நட்சத்திர படப் பட்டியல்". Cinema Express (in Tamil). 1 December 2002. pp. 41–43. Archived from the original on 2 February 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  5. ^ Mannath, Malini (1 January 1993). "Run-of-the-mill fare". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Bharathan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP". Apple Music. 11 January 1992. Archived from the original on 12 January 2023. Retrieved 12 January 2023.

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