Bharathiraja took Tamil cinema by storm when he debuted with the movie 16 Vayathinile. He introduced a different kind of films to the Tamil audience which dealt with rural and social issues. His movies were path breaking and this was the first time entire movies were shot outdoors and not inside studios. His movies have been widely appreciated, making him one of the best directors that Tamil cinema ever had! Bharathiraja who had an eye for picking talents, is known for introducing some of the best heroines during the 80’s. His prodigies have held his name high in the world of Indian cinema. We pick 5 of his heroines who have left an ever lasting impact.
Bharathiraja introduced teenager Radhika Sarathkumar with the movie Kizhake Pogum Rail. The story was set in the backdrop of small village which had a connecting rail network. The love story of Radhika in the movie was a long distance one with the couple communicating to each other by writing on the train. This film too dealt with caste, religion and race.