Desiya Geetham (Eng: National Anthem) is a 1998 Tamil drama film directed by Cheran. The film co-produced by R. Chandru, Abuthahir, Sathish Kumar, G. V. Suresh Kumar. The film created controversy during release and received positive reviews. The film was one among 1998 Deepavali releases.
The film is about a Chief minister and his family being kidnapped and taken to a remote village making them undergo the hardships of village life to learn about it. Murali played the role of a villager who was looking for revolutionary means to correct the political system in Tamil Nadu. The basic line of the story was that the leaders should understand and know the difficulties faced by his subjects.
Directed by Cheran
Produced by Dharam Chand Lunked
Written by Cheran
Starring Murali, Rambha, Vijayakumar, Nagesh, Nassar, Manivannan, Ranjith, Vijayasarathy, Andavar, Anandaraj, Rajeswari, Sathya Priya
Music by Ilayaraaja
Edited by K. Thangichalam
Distributed by Tara’s Creations
Release date 19 October 1998
Running time 164 minutes