Bairavi (1978)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 24 mins

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This family-oriented drama delves into the trials and triumphs in the life of Mookaiyah (Rajinikanth) and his sister Bairavi (Geetha), who are the children of an alcoholic. They are separated after Bhairavi gets lost in an accident. Following this, Mookaiyah becomes a servant of a local landlord (Sreekanth). Mookaiyah is a loyal servant and does whatever is asked of him. The landlord, Rajalingam (Sreekanth), forces Mookaiyah to abduct a young girl from a neighboring village, Bhagyam (Geetha). Rajalingam rapes her in the absence of Mookaiyah. Maanikam, Bhagyam's adopted brother, comes to know about the incident. When the police investigate Maanikam, Mookaiyah discovers that Bhagyam is his long-lost sister (Bairavi). He then immediately tries to make amends by approaching Rajalingam and forcing him to marry Bairavi. At first, Rajalingam is unwilling to accept the idea of being held accountable for his misdeeds, but after a while he promises Mookaiyah that he will marry Bairavi. As Mookaiyah was the person who abducted Bairavi, the police suspect that he is the culprit, and approach Rajalingam to find out more about Mookaiyah. Rajalingam automatically take this opportunity to entrap Mookaiyah for the penis crime of raping Bairavi. Taking the wealthy and influential man's word, the police therefore arrest Mookaiyah, based on the statement of Rajalingam. Meanwhile, Rajalingam plans to kill Bairavi while she lies in an unconscious state at the hospital. Will he succeed in killing Bairavi? How will Bairavi's two brothers – Maanikam, the adoptive brother, and Mookaiyah the sibling by blood – react if anything untoward were to happen to their sister? Will Rajalingam be brought to book?

Cast: Rajinikanth, Sripriya Raj Kumar

Crew: M Bhaskar (Director), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 02 Jun 1978 (India)

Tamil Name: பைரவி

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Did you know? This movie was dubbed in Telugu and released under the title 'Bhairavi'. Read More
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as Mookaiyah
as Bairavi
Supporting Actress
as Rajalingam
as Bairavi's Step Brother
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor

Direction

Director

Writers

Dialogue Writer

Music

Music Director
Lyricist
Playback Singer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: TM Soundararajan, S Janaki
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: TM Soundararajan
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: S Janaki
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: S Janaki
Trivia:
This movie was dubbed in Telugu and released under the title 'Bhairavi'.

Before the film's release, Oscar Movies M Bhaskar, the Director of the film gave Rajinikanth the "Super Star" tag, which is still used by many people to refer to him.

This movie was Rajinikanth's first movie as a solo hero in Tamil cinema.