“He was dubbed mad and even called epileptic; the fact is that he was never understood,” says ‘Isaikkavi’ Ramanan, whose script ‘Bharati Yaar’ is being dramatised by a group of theatre enthusiasts. “Do you think India will get independence?” Replies Bharati: “Yes, I see a free India. In the SB Creations’ production, Bharati, the man, comes under the spotlight, the poet just waiting to be invoked. “The mantle of Bharati also fell on me because the family thought having soaked in the poet all my life, I could bring him alive,” explains Ramanan. ‘Bharati Yaar’ will be presented by Vanavil Panpattu Maiyyam in association with Bharat Kalachar on December 9, 6 p.m.