Desiya Geetham

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Desiya Geetham
Desiya Geetham.jpg
Directed byCheran
Written byCheran
Produced byDharam Chand Lunked
Edited byK. Thangichalam
Music byIlayaraaja
Distributed byTara's Creations
Release date
19 October 1998
Running time
164 minutes

Desiya Geetham (English: National Anthem) is a 1998 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Cheran. The film co-produced by R. Chandru, Abuthahir, Sathish Kumar, G. V. Suresh Kumar. The film created controversy during release[1][2] and received positive reviews.[3][4] The film was one among 1998 Deepavali releases.


The film is about a Chief minister and his family being kidnapped and taken to a remote village making them undergo the hardships of village life to learn about it. Murali played the role of a villager who was looking for revolutionary means to correct the political system in Tamil Nadu. The basic line of the story was that the leaders should understand and know the difficulties faced by his subjects.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Arivumathi, Pazhani Bharathi, Vaasan, and received positive reviews.[5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Ladies Special" Sujatha Pazhani Bharathi
2 "En Kanavinai" Hariharan Vaasan
3 "Desiya Geetham" K. J. Yesudas Arivumathi
4 "Naan Vaakkapattu" Sujatha Pazhani Bharathi
5 "Mannana Poranthavuga" Pushpavanam Kuppusamy Vaasan
6 "Appan Veettu"
7 "Nanba Nanba" Ilaiyaraaja
8 "Anal Gandhi"

Box office[edit]

  • The film was a failure grossing $200,000 at the box office.


  1. ^ "Minnoviyam Star Tracks". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Minnoviyam Star Tracks". Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "reviews/1999/dgeetham". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Desiya geetham: Music Review". Retrieved 25 June 2016.

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