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Tamil: தாமிரபரணி
Directed byHari
Produced byB. Bharathi Reddy
Written byHari
Muktha (Bhanu)
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Release date
  • 14 January 2007 (2007-01-14)
Running time
154 minutes

Thaamirabharani is a 2007 Indian Tamil action family drama film written and directed by Hari. It stars Vishal, newcomer Muktha (Bhanu), Prabhu, Vijayakumar, Nadhiya and Nassar in lead roles. The score and soundtrack were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. It was released on 14 January 2007 during Thai Pongal along with Vijay's Pokkiri and Ajith's Aalwar, eventually becoming a commercial success at the box office, running for more than 100 days in theatres.[1][2]

Thaamirabharani was later dubbed into Telugu and released as Bharani. The title is derived from the river of the same name, which flows through Thirunelveli and Thoothukudi, where the film is set.


The story is set in the backdrop of Thoothukudi. Saravanaperumal (Prabhu) is a rich businessman, and Subbiah (Vijayakumar) and his daughter Sakunthaladevi (Nadhiya) are his business rivals. Bharaniputhiran (Vishal) is Saravanan's nephew. Bhanumathi (Bhanu) is a college student who falls for Bharani and keeps following him. Bharani comes to know that Bhanu is Sakunthaladevi's only daughter and suspects her behavior and hence does not reciprocate love.

One day, Bhanu goes to meet Bharani in an island, and everyone gets arrested by the coastal guards mistaking for prostitution, and they later get released by the local police as Bharani is highly influential. But a press reporter writes about this event as he has a vengeance against Sakunthaladevi. This angers Subbiah and he misunderstands that Saravanan was the master brain behind trapping Bhanu in prostitution case. Subbiah and his son Velladurai (Nassar) plan to kill Saravanan, but he escapes. Bharani gets angry knowing this and goes to kill Velladurai, but he accidentally chops off Selvam’s (Akash) hand. Selvam is Velladurai's kindhearted younger brother. Bharani feels bad about his action.

Saravanan tells the truth to Bharani that Sakunthaladevi is none other than his wife, and Bhanu is his only daughter. A flashback is shown where Sakunthaladevi does not like Saravanan’s widowed sister, and her son Bharani staying along with him, wants him to lead a nuclear family. This brings up fight between Saravanan and Sakunthaladevi and she leaves to her father’s place. Bharani understands that Bhanu intentionally tried marrying him so that there is a chance for the family getting united again. Bharani meets Bhanu and apologizes to her and both get closer. Bharani plans to get Sakunthaladevi and Saravanan united.

Meanwhile, Karmegam (Sampath Raj) works for Velladurai and expresses his interest to marry Sakunthaladevi with the plan of owning all her wealth. Velladurai agrees to this without informing to her and plans for a wedding. Bharani gets to know about this and he rushes to stop the wedding. Sakunthaladevi gets shocked knowing her brother’s intention to get her married to Karmegam and scolds him. Quarrel erupts and Karmegam gets killed by Bharani following which Bharani is sent to jail. Sakunthaladevi realizes her mistake and unites with Saravanan.

Bharani gets released from jail after 4 years and returns home. He sees the wedding arrangements made between him and Bhanu. Bharani refuses to marry Bhanu and says that Subbiah and Velladurai are still angry at him for chopping off Selvam’s hand, and Bharani insists Bhanu to get married to Selvam. Finally Sakunthaladevi reveals the truth that it was she who killed Karmegam, and Bharani took the blame and was jailed so that she is saved. Subbiah and Velladurai overhear the conversation and understand Bharani’s good nature. Finally, Bharani and Bhanu get married, and the family reunites again.


Before the debutant heroine, Bhanu, was chosen, the producers cast another lead, Udhayathara. During the course of shooting the film, Bhanu changed her name from Muktha for numerological reasons.


Critical reception[edit]

  • Rediff wrote: "Hari has managed to put together a fairly redeemable mixture of action, humour and sentiments, making the movie worth a watch".[3]
  • B Balaji wrote: "Thaamirabharani is all about conflicts. With a large number of characters on either side, two or more of them seem to be fighting, either verbally or physically, most of the time. Though this makes the movie quite loud, it also gives the movie a lot of energy".[4]
  • Hindu wrote: "Hari has a few interesting twists and suspenseful sequences in the narration. The story is not new but it is gripping".[5]


Soundtrack album by
Released22 December 2006 (2006-12-22)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSa Re Ga Ma
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology

The music was scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who teamed up with director Hari for the first time and with Vishal for the third time. The soundtrack was released on 22 December 2006. It features five tracks with lyrics penned by Na. Muthukumar and Hari. The song "Karuppana Kaiyale" was adapted from the old devotional song "Karpoora Nayagiye" by L. R. Eswari.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration (min:sec) Notes
1 "Karuppaana Kaiyale" Ranjith, Roshini 3:28
2 "Kattabomma Oorenakku" Vijay Yesudas 4:51
3 "Thaaliyae Thevaiyillai" Hariharan, Bhavatharini 4:47
4 "Thiruchendhuru Muruga" Naveen Mathav 5:27
5 "Vaartha Onnu" KK 5:16


  1. ^ "And The Winner Is". Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Vishal's success streak continues". Retrieved 22 July 2009.
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