But now, the same veteran is suffering to release his latest movie Bommalattom due to the inflow of Corporate companies in film business.
A couple of days ago, the director met the press at Four Frames to brief the reason behind the extraordinary delay in releasing his Bommalattom, a bilingual in Hindi and Tamil.
The man known for his quick emotions, said, "I've been in the film industry for the past 35 years. Though I know to take good movies, I don't know the business techniques of the industry. In these recent days a number of corporate companies have been invading the industry like crocodiles. They will stealthily move and eat you up. Compared to them our traditional distributors are like lizards, which move around but are harmless."
Bharathiraja further said that this film is one of the best he has made so far. "Though the genre is thriller, it is a different kind of movie from my earlier ones Sigappu Rojakkal or Kaithiyin Dairy. This is the best screenplay I have ever written. Just watch the climax, it is stunning. It is a crime thriller based on the tinsel world."
Nag Ravi, a NRI who loves cinema a lot will release the movie next week throughout the world.
Bharathiraja is the only director to have brought a new trend in Tamil Cinema in the end of the seventies. He had used the remote villages, bearing the smell of the soil to capture the real lifestyle of the Tamilians.