Bharathi (2000 film)

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Bharathi Poster.jpg
Directed byGnana Rajasekaran
Produced bySujatha Rangarajan
M. Varadaraja
K. Maniprasad
Written byGnana Rajasekaran
Based onSubramanya Bharathi
StarringSayaji Shinde
Nizhalgal Ravi
Ramesh Kumar
Music byIlayaraja
CinematographyThangar Bachan
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Distributed byMedia Dreams
Release date
  • 1 September 2000 (2000-09-01)
Running time
149 minutes
Budget1.30 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.



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


Soundtrack album by
Released15 June 2000 (2000-06-15)
LabelSa Re Ga Ma
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 
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]

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  1. ^ a b ", Movies: The Rediff Review: Tamil film Bharati". 26 September 2000. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ Bharathi, IMDb, retrieved 17 November 2008
  3. ^ In search of an Answer, Frontline, archived from the original on 21 June 2011, retrieved 11 January 2011
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Film Review: Bharati". The Hindu. 8 September 2000. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Bharathi – Tamil Movie Review". Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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