Bharathi is a 2000 Indian Tamil-language biographical film starring Sayaji Shinde, Devayani and Nizhalgal Ravi. It is a biographical film based on the life of Subramania Bharati. The film was directed by Gnana Rajasekaran and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for the year 2000. This film was critical acclaimed and commercially ran 100 days in theatres successfully.
This film is a biopic of the life of Subramaniam Bharti (Shivaji Shinde), more commonly known as Bharatiyar. It details his life as a small boy in a kingdom going by the name of Subbiah to his marriage at an early age to Kannamma (Devayani) and then eventually to his death at the hands (or feet, to be more exact) of an elephant.
Directed by Gnana Rajasekaran
Produced by Sujatha Rangarajan, M. Varadaraja & K. Maniprasad
Written by Gnana Rajasekaran
Based on Subramanya Bharathi
Starring Sayaji Shinde, Devayani, Nizhalgal Ravi, Ramesh Kumar
Music by Ilayaraja
Cinematography Thangar Bachan
Edited by B. Lenin & V. T. Vijayan
Production Media Dreams Pvt Ltd
Distributed by Media Dreams Pvt Ltd
Release date 1 September 2000
Running time 149 minutes