Mr. Bharath

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Mr. Bharath
Theatrical release poster
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Screenplay byVisu
Based onTrishul
by Salim–Javed
Produced by
CinematographyT. S. Vinayagam
Edited byR. Vittal
C. Lancy
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 10 January 1986 (1986-01-10)

Mr. Bharath (/bɑːˈrəθ/) is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language masala film directed by S. P. Muthuraman. The film stars Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj and Ambika. A remake of the Hindi film Trishul, it revolves around a son's revenge against his father for cheating on his mother.[1] The film was released on 10 January 1986.[2]


Bharath is a young, educated man, unaware on the whereabouts of his father. Shanti, his mother, tells him the past about his father, but, on her deathbed.

Flashback: A young Gopinath, suave, educated and a rich man, arrives Paarapatti village (where then-young Shanti resides), for engineering a construction project. Over time, he slowly gains her interest, for her being an innocent village girl she was, working under him as a manual construction labour under his unit, by emulating innocence. Smitten, she, in turn, entrusts him, wherein he takes the fullest advantage over her. After the construction work Gopinath was engineering for, finished the final stage, he goes about to move out of the Paarapatti. Getting to know his departure, Shanti runs into him. Gopinath justifies her that he would return soon to take over her arms which convinces Shanti as she waved him off gleefully. Weeks passed, Shanti, self-acquiesced she's conceived, eagerly and desperately awaiting Gopinath to return expecting the promise he lent, be fulfilled, hears from fellow villagers that he was about to get wed to another rich woman. Shocked, she travels to Madras with the help of the visiting card that Gopinath had given her earlier to meet him. They both have a furious heads-up after Gopinath, who not only portrayed his original ill-natured attire but expressed a denial too — indicating the difference in their stature and her archaic-in-nature, to accept her. Also stating she had no proof regarding intimacy that made her conceive, berates her a 'gold-digger'. Become aware of the innocence as a cloak that he used for exploiting her, which he himself admits at the end, exasperates Shanti furiously. An insulted Shanti swore him that one day her child will question him on the future of his vile actions and make him forcibly confess the truth about his depraved activity in front of the whole society and departs. 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 last hour.

Back to the Present, She makes Bharath promise to fulfil her challenge before last breath. Bharath, anguished having lost his mother, takes up her vow as a challenge of making his biological father confess the truth within next year 31 August, the day he lost his mother, at her first remembrance.

Bharath leaves for the city and meets his biological father, 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 which he uses as an investment to start his own business by venturing into the construction sector and rises to No 2 company within months keeping Gopinath's construction company, 'Gopinath constructions', which was the No.1 company in the same field, as his target. This angers Gopinath, as a result of which, Gopinath views Bharath as a strategic business enemy. Both Bharath and Gopinath try to overtake each other in an illegitimate way. Bharath however, hardworking and brilliant, also with the help of Sanjeevi, 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 happens to be his step-sister. Due to this, Bharath wins the affection of Mrs. Gopinath (Who happens to be Bharath's stepmother) who starts to treat her like her own son, similar to Pushpa's brother. Bharath tactically arranges for a marriage of Pushpa with the son of a wealthy man Kumeresa Gounder on 31 August, the first remembrance of his mother. Kumaresa Goundar fully is made aware of Bharath's swearing, so he too helps him to fulfil the challenge which he has against Gopinath. Bharath also uses the love connection between his rich born step-brother and austere Sanjeevi's sister to corner status-minded Gopinath by arranging the marriage on the same 31 August. Bharath uses every possible way to 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 bottlenecks for Gopinath on Aug-31st, as Gopinath comes to realise that there is more than business Bharath was taking this plight into.

Having lost his clutch with business, wealth and status, Gopinath slowly goes into bankruptcy thus unable to afford to his own children' 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 his slump, hires a local goon Michael who once was his enemy (also Bharath's) and proposes to kill Bharath at his own inaugural function on the same 31 August. Bharath reveals his mother's identity in the function as he waits for Gopinath to accept his mistake.

Mrs. Gopinath inaugurates the statue of Bharath's mother. Upon seeing the statue in shock Gopinath realises Bharath is his son. With a change of heart Gopinath tries to save Bharath from getting shot from Michael only to be gotten shot in his shoulder. Gopinath publicly declares and apologises that Bharath is his son. Both father son duo thrashes Michael and reunites. Kumaresa Gounder handovers Michael to police. With a happy note, Gopinath asks Bharath to make him a grandfather within 31 August next year to sever his pride of status, money minded attitude in a loving way..



Sathyaraj acted as Rajinikanth's father in the film though he was in fact four years younger than Rajinikanth.[4][5] AVM Saravanan cast Raghuvaran after being impressed with his performance in Police... Police.[6] According to Saravanan, the dialogue "Ennamma Kannu" spoken by Sathyaraj was taken from G. Anand, who owned Little Anand Theatre who often used this line.[7] The village portions were shot at former minister Mandradiyar's farm house while the song "Ennamma Kannu" was shot at Guindy Race Course at Chennai.[8][9]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[10] The track "Ennama Kannu" was later remixed by D. Imman in the film Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam (2006).[11] The title was also used for a 2000 film also starring Sathyaraj.[12]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"En Thayin Meethu Aanai" Malaysia Vasudevan Vairamuthu 04:31
"Ennamma Kannu" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vairamuthu 04:36
"Enthan Uyirin" S. Janaki Pulamaipithan 04:24
"Kaathirukken" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vaali 06:08
"Pacha Molaga Athu" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 04:41

Release and reception[edit]

Mr. Bharath was released on 10 January 1986, the week of Pongal.[13] Jayamanmadhan of Kalki appreciated Rajinikanth and Sathyaraj's performances, but criticised that of Ambika.[14]


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  5. ^ Sharma, Devesh (22 July 2016). "King of remakes". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 5 October 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  6. ^ Saravanan 2013, p. 288.
  7. ^ சரவணன், ஏவி.எம். (10 July 2005). "வரி விளக்கிய வள்ளல்!" (PDF). Kalki (in Tamil). pp. 44–47. Retrieved 24 April 2024 – via Internet Archive.
  8. ^ Muthuraman 2017, pp. 295–297.
  9. ^ Raman, Mohan (25 August 2020). "#MadrasThroughTheMovies: Films that captured the 'sport'y Madras". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 March 2024. Retrieved 24 April 2024.
  10. ^ "Mr. Bharath (1986)". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  11. ^ Jeshi, K. (2 November 2007). "Mix and match". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  12. ^ Chandrasekaran, Chandra (July 2000). "Sathyaraj strikes back!". Minnoviyam. Archived from the original on 30 October 2000. Retrieved 24 April 2024.
  13. ^ "Baashha to Darbar: Here is a list of Rajinikanth's Pongal releases that turned super hits". Asianet News. 8 January 2020. Archived from the original on 15 February 2021. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  14. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (9 February 1986). "மிஸ்டர் பாரத்". Kalki (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 29 July 2022. Retrieved 17 March 2022.


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