How did you get a chance to compose
songs in Tamil movies?
I started my career as a lyricist. My first
song was a song in Nalaya Theerpu which was
also the first song for Vijay in Tamil industry.
My original name was Gunasekaran. It was S.A.
Chandrasekar who named me as Barani as my
star sign was Barani. In 1999, I was given
the chance by him to compose music for the
movie Periyanna. My first song was Nilavey
Nilavey which I recorded in AVM recording
studio. My second project was Parvai Onraey
Podhumae which was a super hit.
Can you tell us about your past and
My past projects include 12 Tamil movies,
2 Telugu movies and one Kannada movie. Alaiadikuthu
was the latest movie which was released and
Thirudia Idhayathai is to be released soon.
My future projects are Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali,
Lemon and a Parthiban’s movie.
Which is your favorite song?
Every song is being composed with the expectation
that it will be a hit. But certain songs will
get the combination of all the ingredients
right. The voice of the singer, background
and lyrics add craze to the song. A song of
that caliber is Thuli Thuliyai from Parvai
Who is your favorite music director
Music directors from the beginning like G.
Ramanathan Iyer till the present music directors
like Vidyasagar are all my favorites. But
Illayaraja is my most favorite because he
is one who inspired me during my boyhood days.
What do you wish to achieve to succeed
in Tamil industry?
When Rahman composed music for Roja he would
have not thought of doing an album named Vande
Mataram. When Illayaraja started his music
career, he would have not planned to do a
symphony. So it all depends on time and situation.
So when I get such an opportunity I will utilize
it to the full extent.
Can you tell us about your singing
I don’t concentrate much on singing.
When asked by the producer or by the director,
I will sing a song for the movie. In the movie
Thirudia Idhayathai, I have sung a song along
with the director Murali Krishna for which
Karthik and Rohan had danced in the movie.
As Vikraman is to S.A. Rajkumar, can
we say Murali Krishna is to Bharani?
Yes, of course. Vikraman and S.A. Rajkumar
are good friends. Similarly, I am a good friend
of Murali Krishna. I had done four movies
with him. Vikraman is also a good friend of
mine. After hearing the songs in Parvai Onre
Podhumae, he told me that if the lead in the
movie had been Vijay or Ajith, I would have
achieved a lot more success.
What do you want to say to the viewers
Websites like Behindwoods and television
networks aid us a lot in reaching the masses.
So, I thank Behindwoods for providing me an