'Bharatham' directed by Sibi Malayil, for many reasons, is considered to be one of the classics of Malayalam cinema. The film which starred Mohanlal and Nedumudi Venu in the lead roles was released in the year 1991.
So, it has been 25 years since the release of 'Bharatham'. Here
we take you through some of the interesting facts about the
Second Movie Of Pranavam Arts
Bharatham was the second movie that came under Mohanlal's home
banner Pranavam Arts. This film came immediately after 'His
Highness Abdulla' which also had music as the central
The Subject That Paved Way For 'Bharatham'
Initially, Sibi Malayil and Lohithadas had plans of making a
movie with another subject. Since, they came to know about another
movie which was getting made at that time with a similar subject,
they opted for a fresh theme, which eventuallyturned out to be
Mohanlal got his first National Award for the Best Actor through
this film. K J Yesudas also went on to win the National award for
the Best Singer. Music Director Raveendran won a Special Jury Award
for the musicof this film.
A Part Of Trilogy
'Bharatham' was the second movie of the art/music based trilogy of Sibi Malayil - Mohanlal - Lohithadas- Raveendran team. 'His Highness Abdullah' and 'Kamaladalam' were the other two films of the trilogy.
Critical And Commercial Success
The film was a big commercial success and also gained critical
acclaim. It got remade to Tamil by the name 'Seenu' which had
Karthik doing the lead role. P Vasu directed the Tamil remake of
the film which released in the year 2000.
The film got released on 29th March, 1991 and it opened to good
response from the audiences. The performances, storyline and music
of the film got widely appreciated.
'Bharatham' had some soulful music by Raveendran and the film is
considered to be one of the best films that Malayalam cinema has
produced in the musical - drama genre.
The movie narrates the relation between two brothers Kalloor
Gopinathan(Mohanlal) and Kalloor Ramanathan (Nedumudi venu), both
of them who are singers.
A K Lohithadas wrote the script for the movie and the film had other actors like Urvasi, Lakshmi, Kaviyoor Ponnama, Murali, Oduvil Unnikrishnan etc doing prominent roles.