Usire (film)

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Directed by A. K. Prabhu
Produced by Rockline Venkatesh
Written by K. Nanjunda (dialogues)[1]
Story by Cheran
Based on Bharathi Kannamma (1997)
Starring V. Ravichandran
Rachana Banerjee
Prakash Raj
Music by Ilayaraja
Cinematography Ramesh Babu
Edited by Shyam
Rockline Productions
Release date
  • 6 April 2001 (2001-04-06)
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Usire (Kannada: ಉಸಿರೇ; English: From the heart) is a 2001 Indian Kannada language romance-drama musical film directed by A. K. Prabhu. The film stars V. Ravichandran along with Rachana Banerjee and Prakash Raj in prominent roles.[2][3]

The film is a remake of Tamil blockbuster film Bharathi Kannamma (1997) directed by Cheran and starred R. Parthiban and Meena in the lead roles. The film was produced by Rockline Venkatesh and the music was composed by Ilayaraja.

The film upon release met with average response at the box-office.[4] Prabhu Solomon had wanted Shiva Rajkumar to play the lead role, and he lamented that miscasting Ravichandran in the leading role instead, worked against the viability of the film.[5]



All the songs are composed and scored by Ilayaraja. The lyrics are written by K. Kalyan.[6]

Sl No Song Title Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Muthu Helo Maathidu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam K. Kalyan
2 "Chandri Nee Chanda" K. J. Yesudas K. Kalyan
3 "Chilipiliyenno Chilipiligale" K. S. Chithra K. Kalyan
4 "Preethisuve Preethisuve" K. J. Yesudas, Bhavatharini K. Kalyan
5 "Majunu Aalida" Mano K. Kalyan
6 "Janapada Annodu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra K. Kalyan


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