|Directed by||S. P. Muthuraman|
|Produced by||M. Saravanan
S. V. Shekhar
|Cinematography||T. S. Vinayagam|
|Edited by||R. Vittal
|Distributed by||AVM Productions|
|10 January 1986|
|Box office||₹2.00 crore|
Mr. Bharath is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by S. P. Muthuraman. The film stars Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj, Ambika, Goundamani, S. V. Shekhar and others. The film which was a remake of Hindi film Trishul revolves around a son's revenge against his father for cheating on his mother. The movie was declared a hit at the box office.
Flashback: Gopinath (Sathyaraj) an educated, young rich man, arrives at Paapampatti village (where Shanti resides), for engineering a construction work. He gains interest over her, for being the innocent village girl that she was, working under him as a manual labour at his construction unit. He tries to impress her, by him - pretending innocent. She, in turn, entrusts him wherein he takes the fullest advantage of her. Soon after the construction work Gopinath was engineering for - got over, he goes about to move out of the village. Getting to know his departure, Shanti runs into him. After a brief conversation, Gopinath promises Shanti that he would return soon to take her arms lawfully in front of the society which convinces her and leaves the village. Months later, Shanti, who eagerly and desperately awaited for Gopinath to return expecting the promise he lent, be fulfilled, finds out that from fellow villagers that he was about to get wed to another woman. Disappointed, she travels to Madras with the help of the visiting card that Gopinath had given her earlier to his office. After both having a furious heads-up, Gopinath expresses a denial to accept her stating she has no proof regarding the intimacy that made her conceive and says she was after him but, only for his richness. Exasperated, yet Insulted, Shanti swore to Gopinath saying that one day her son will question him on the future of his actions and make him forcibly confess the truth about his ill nature and leaves. Over the course of time, Shanti faces hardships and raises her son to be what he becomes as now not revealing her past until her final hour.
Back to the Present, She requests Bharath to fulfil her challenge and passes off on her death bed. Bharath, having lost his mother, takes up her vow as a challenge of making Gopinath (his biological father now) confess the truth within a year, precisely at 31 August, the day he lost his mother at her first remembrance.
Bharath leaves for the city and finds his father. He meets Gopinath as some strange man not revealing his true, real identity. After a business dealing, Bharath uses a brilliant, yet criminal strategy, to extricate money out of Gopinath. He uses the same as an investment to start his own business by venturing into the construction field and rises to No 2 company in the construction sector. Gopinath's construction company, 'Gopinath constructions', which is the No.1 company in the same construction sector, becomes Bharath's target. This angers Gopinath, as a result of which, Gopinath views Bharath as a business enemy on a personal rate. Both Bharath and Gopinath try to overtake each other in an illegitimate way. Bharath however, hard working and brilliant, also with the help of sanjeevi (Goundamani), his local trustee, out cuts all chances and goes to make his company outrank Gopinath constructions to No.2 thus, becoming No 1.
Later Bharath once helps a girl from goons and takes to her home only to find out that the girl is Pushpa, Gopinath's daughter who also happens to be his step-sister. Due to this, Bharath wins the affection of Mrs.Gopinath (Who happens to be Bharath's step mother) who starts to treat her as her another son, similar to Pushpa's own brother, who happens to be his step-brother. He tactically arranges for a marriage of Pushpa with the son of a wealthy man Kumeresa Gounder on August 31, the first remembrance of his mother. Kumaresa Goundar fully is made aware of Bharath's swore, so he too helps him to fulfil the challenge which he has against his father, Gopinath. Bharath also uses the love relationship between his step-brother and his Sanjeevi's sister to corner Gopinath by arranging the marriage on the same date as well. Bharath uses every possible ways to blackmail and torture Gopinath to make him realise his mistake but Gopinath does not reciprocate instead becomes angrier as things go beyond business to personal vengeance. Bharath tactically makes various endings for gopinath on Aug-31st, a year after the death of his mother, as gopinath comes to realise that there is more than business bhaarath was taking this plight into.
Having lost his clutch with business, Gopinath slowly goes into bankruptcy thus unable to afford to his own daughter's wedding. In the meanwhile, Bharath invites him to inaugurate his orphanage on 31 August, the date when he planned to fulfil his mother's wish. Gopinath, furious with Bharath since he is the reason for Gopinath's slump, hires a local goon Michael (Raghuvaran) who once was his enemy and proposes to kill Bharath at the inaugural function on the same date. Bharath reveals his mother's identity in the function and waits for Gopinath to accept his mistake.
Does Gopinath recognise who Bharath is and whether he accepts him as his son forms the rest of the story.
- Rajinikanth as Bharath
- Sathyaraj as Gopinath
- Ambika as Uma
- Saharada as Shanti
- Goundamani as Sanjeevi
- S. Ve. Shekhar as Ashok
- Raghuvaran as Michael
- Visu as Kumerasa Gounder
- Viji as Ponni
- Vadivukkarasi as Gopinath's wife
- Jothichandra as Pushpa
- Delhi Ganesh as construction contractor
The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The track "Ennama Kannu" was later remixed in the film Thiruvilayadal Arambam (2006). The song inspired a 2000 film of same name also starring Sathyaraj.
|1||En Thayin Meethu Aanai||Malaysia Vasudevan||Vairamuthu||04:31|
|2||Ennamma Kannu||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Vaali||04:36|
|3||Enthan Uyirin||S. Janaki||Pulamaipithan||04:24|
|4||Kaathirukken||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Vaali||06:08|
|5||Pacha Molaga Athu||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||Gangai Amaran||04:41|
Mr Bharath got terrific openings but could not sustain at box office. The film was appreciated for Rajini's style of tackling Sathyaraj but the critics gave it a thumbs down for tampering the original script of Trishul and miscasting of Sathyaraj and S. Ve. Sekar in the roles of Sanjeev Kumar and Shashi Kapoor. Rajini's stardom saved the film from becoming flop to making it a 100-day run in few centres.
- Saravanan, M. (2013) . AVM 60 Cinema (in Tamil) (3rd ed.). Rajarajan Pathippagam. p. 287.
- "Mr. Bharath Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2013-12-24.