Bharathiraja (Chinnasamy)

Bharathiraja (born as Chinnasamy) is a top Tamil director who ruled the Tamil Cinema during the 1970s and 80s with the dash of innovation in Screenplay, Direction and Music. Bharatiraja made rural lives and their stories as a part of his Cinema and equally at ease with various subjects.

Bharathiraja redefined the commerciality of the Tamil cinema. He infused the characters from the surroundings rather than being alien and was bestowed with 6 National Awards, 2 Tamilnadu State Awards and Filmfare Awards for his contribution towards the Indian Cinema.

Bharathiraja made his debut as a director with the cult-classic “16 Vayanthile” that got remade in Telugu as “Padharella Vayasu”. The movie had Sridevi playing the lead role supported by Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth in a negative role. The movie is said to be a game-changer in the history of Tamil cinema.

Some of Bharathiraja’s best movies include “Aradhana”, “Seethakoka Chiluka”, “Lovers”, “Savery Wali Gadi”, and “Tik Tik Tik”.