Usire (film)

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Usire 2001 poster.jpg
Directed byA. K. Prabhu
Produced byRockline Venkatesh
Written byK. Nanjunda (dialogues)
Story byCheran
Based onBharathi Kannamma (1997)
StarringV. Ravichandran
Rachana Banerjee
Prakash Raj
Music byIlayaraja
Edited bySuresh Urs
Rockline Productions
Release date
  • 6 April 2001 (2001-04-06)
Running time
140 minutes

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.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[4]



All the songs are composed and scored by Ilayaraja. The lyrics are written by K. Kalyan.[5]

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


  1. ^ "Usire — Kannada Movie Reviews, Trailers, Wallpapers, Photos, Cast & Crew, Story & Synopsis — Filmibeat". OneIndia. 6 April 2001. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Ravichandran Filmography, Ravichandran Movies, Ravichandran Films — Filmibeat". OneIndia. 30 May 1960. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Usire Movie Review — | Kannada Movie News, Reviews | Image". 7 April 2001. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
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  5. ^ "Usire (2001) - Ilaiyaraaja — Listen to Usire songs/music online — MusicIndiaOnline". Retrieved 8 March 2015.

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