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List of all movies directed by Bharathan ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Bharathan are listed here and include movie posters and Bharathan movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Bharathan as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Bharathan movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Bharathan film is can be factored into this list.

From Bharathan's studio films to Bharathan's independent films, this Bharathan filmography keeps tabs on all Bharathan movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List movies include Thevar Magan, Devaraagam and many more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Bharathan direct?” or “who is Bharathan?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Bharathan?” and “what's a good selection of good Bharathan movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Bharathan films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Bharathan works.

All Bharathan director credits are included. This list of every movie that Bharathan has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Bharathan movie is and which actors starred in the Bharathan film.

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Kamal Haasan and Mohanlal are among the many great actors who worked on a Bharathan movie.

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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Revathi Thevar Magan is a 1992 Indian Tamil drama film produced by, written by and starring Kamal Haasan in the title role. It was directed by Bharathan and also stars Sivaji Ganesan, Nassar, Revathi ...more

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Vijay, Shriya Saran, Namitha Azhagiya Tamil Magan is a 2007 Tamil romantic psychological thriller film directed by Bharathan, written by S. K. Jeeva and produced by Swargachitra Appachan. Joseph Vijay and Shriya Saran star ...more

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Mohanlal, Sumalatha, Balan K. Nair Thazhvaram is a 1990 Indian Malayalam revenge-thriller film directed by Bharathan and written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, starring Mohanlal, Salim Ghouse, Anju, Sumalatha, and Sankaradi in the lead ...more

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Mammootty, Murali, K. P. A. C. Lalitha Amaram is a 1991 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan and written by A. K. Lohithadas. It stars Mammootty, Murali, Maathu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Ashokan, Chitra, and Kuthiravattam Pappu in the ...more

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Nedumudi Venu, Sharada, Innocent Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam is a 1987 Malayalam drama film directed by Bharathan, written by John Paul and starring Nedumudi Venu, Sharada and Parvathy. The film is about an elderly ...more

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Nedumudi Venu, Geetha, Babu Antony Vaisali is a 1988 Malayalam film directed and edited by Bharathan. Produced by Dr. M.M Ramachandran and scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, it was an adaptation of a sub-story told by Vedavyasa to ...more

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Mohanlal, Revathi, K. P. A. C. Lalitha Kattathe Kilikkoodu is a 1983 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan. The film was remade in Tamil as Oonjaladum Uravugal.

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Venkalam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Bharathan
Nedumudi Venu, Urvashi, Innocent Venkalam is a 1993 Malayalam movie directed by Bharathan and written by A. K. Lohithadas. The movie features Murali, Manoj K. Jayan and Urvashi in the lead roles.

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Malootty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Bharathan
Jayaram, Nedumudi Venu, Urvashi Malootty is a 1992 Malayalam dramatic film by Bharathan, starring Jayaram, Urvashi and Shamili. It is a Malayalam ripoff of the English movie Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, ...more

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Murali, Saikumar, Manoj K. Jayan Chamayam is a 1993 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan, and starring Manoj K. Jayan, Murali and Sithara in the lead roles.

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Jayaram, Nedumudi Venu, Sukumari Keli is a 1991 Malayalam romantic drama film written by John Paul and directed by Bharathan. Starring Jayaram, Charmila, Innocent, Murali and Nedumudi Venu in pivotal roles, the film had songs ...more

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Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent Kaathodu Kaathoram is a 1985 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan, and starring Mammootty and Saritha.

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Shobana, Nedumudi Venu, Thilakan Chilambu is a 1986 Malayalam film. Directed by Bharathan, this film is about the revenge by a young man against his uncle who grabbed his family properties by expelling his mom and father from ...more

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Thakara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Bharathan
Nedumudi Venu, Pratap K. Pothen, Sreelatha Namboothiri Thakara is a Malayalam film directed by Bharathan and written by Padmarajan. It stars Prathap Pothan, Surekha, Nedumudi Venu and K. G. Menon in pivotal roles.

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Sridevi, Nedumudi Venu, Arvind Swamy Devaraagam is a 1996 Indian Malayalam-language film starring Arvind Swamy, Sridevi, KPAC Lalitha, Kozhikode Narayanan Nair, Zeenath and Nedumudi Venu.

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Nedumudi Venu, Zarina Wahab, Pratap K. Pothen Chamaram is a 1980 Malayalam film written by John Paul Puthusery and directed by Bharathan starring Nedumudi Venu, Zarina Wahab, Prathap Pothan, Ratheesh. The story is about the tumultuous ...more

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Nedumudi Venu, Bharath Gopi, Zarina Wahab Palangal is a 1981 Malayalam film written by John Paul Puthusery and directed by Bharathan starring Nedumudi Venu, Zarina Wahab, Bharath Gopi and Shankar. Film's plot is a love story of a man ...more

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Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu, Suhasini Maniratnam Pranamam is a 1986 film directed by Bharathan.

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Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu, Revathi Padheyam is a 1993 Malayalam film written by A. K. Lohithadas, directed by Bharathan and starring Mammootty in the lead role. The film won several accolades in the state Awards. Mammootty played ...more

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Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu, Cochin Haneefa Ente Upasana is a 1984 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan, written by Thoppil Bhasi and starring Mammootty and Suhasini. The film is based on the award-winning novel Upasana by Mallika Yunis.

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Balan K. Nair, Pratap K. Pothen, Achankunju Lorry is a 1980 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan and written by Padmarajan. It stars Achankunju, Balan K. Nair, Nithya, Meenakumari and Prathap Pothan.

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K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Adoor Bhasi, nm0419653 Rathinirvedam is a 1978 Malayalam coming-of-age film directed by Bharathan based on the novel of the same name written by Padmarajan who also wrote the script. The film's story revolves around a ...more

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Sukumari, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Adoor Bhasi Guruvayur Kesavan is a 1977 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Bharathan and produced by MO Joseph. The film stars Jayabharathi, Adoor Bhasi, MG Soman and Sukumari in lead roles. The film had ...more

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Nedumudi Venu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Manoj K. Jayan Churam is a 1997 Malayalam film by Bharathan starring Manoj K. Jayan and Divya Unni in the lead roles. This is one of last films of Bharathan before his death.

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Ormakkayi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Bharathan
Nedumudi Venu, Madhavi, Innocent Ormakkayi is a 1982 Malayalam drama film directed by Bharathan and written by John Paul. The film stars Madhavi, Bharath Gopi, Adoor Bhasi, Nedumudi Venu, Ramu, Krishnachandran and Kunchan in ...more

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Prayanam is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Bharathan
Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Lakshmi, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair Prayanam is a 1975 Malayalam language feature film written by Padmarajan and directed by Bharathan. It was the debut of both Padmarajan and Bharathan. The writer-director duo is often credited ...more

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Nassar, Vineeth, Goundamani Aavarampoo is a 1992 Tamil drama film directed by Bharathan. The film features Vineeth, Nandhini and Nassar in lead roles. The film, produced by K. R., had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was ...more

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Jagathy Sreekumar, Mukesh, Nedumudi Venu Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam is a 1989 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Bharathan. The film stars Suhasini, Madhu, Mukesh and Nedumudi Venu in lead roles. The film had musical score by

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nm0419653, Bharath Gopi, Philomina Sandhya Mayangum Neram is a 1983 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan and written by John Paul, starring Bharath Gopi, Sreenath, T. G. Ravi, Jayabharathy, Philomina and Unni Mary.

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Manjeeradhwani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Bharathan
Vineeth Manjeeradhwani is a 1998 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Bharathan. The film stars Sakshi Sivanand, Vineeth, Kaviyoor Ponnamma and Nassar in lead roles. The film had musical score by

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Marmaram is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Bharathan
Nedumudi Venu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Bharath Gopi Marmmaram is a 1982 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Bharathan. The film stars Nedumudi Venu, Bharath Gopi, Jalaja and KPAC Lalitha in lead roles. The film had musical score by M. S. ...more