Desiya Geetham

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Desiya Geetham
Directed by Cheran
Produced by Dharam Chand Lunked
Written by Cheran
Music by Ilayaraaja
Cinematography Priyan
Edited by K. Thangichalam
Distributed by Tara's Creations
Release date
19 October 1998
Running time
160 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Desiya Geetham (English: National Anthem) is a Tamil 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]

  • Ladies Special - Sujatha
  • En Kanavinai - Hariharan
  • Desiyageetham - KJ Yesudas
  • Naan Vaakkapattu - Sujatha
  • Mannana Poranthavuga - Pushpavanam Kuppusamy
  • Appan Veettu - Pushpavanam Kuppusamy
  • Nanba Nanba - Ilayaraja
  • Anal Gandhi - Ilayaraja

Box office[edit]

  • The film was a failure grossing $200,000 at the box office.
  • Cheran missed a hat-trick with this film.


  1. ^ "Minnoviyam Star Tracks". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Minnoviyam Star Tracks". Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "reviews/1999/dgeetham". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Desiya geetham: Music Review". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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