Ravi Bhargavan began his career as a director by making a Tamil film titled "Well Done" starring newcomers Jayanth and Chaitra in the lead roles. He next worked on a bilingual film titled Kadhal Seiya Virumbu in Tamil and Preminchaka in Telugu with Santhosh and Srisha. He then made a bilingual romantic drama film, Oru Kadhal Seiveer in Tamil and Nava Manmadhudu in Telugu, featuring Santhosh alongside Archana Galrani. In 2007, Bhargavan worked on another small-budget bilingual thriller film Thiru Ranga in Tamil and Julayi in Telugu, starring Santhosh again and Ankitha in the lead roles. He directed the college-based bilingual romantic comedy Kadaisi Bench Karthi (2017) starring Bharath in the lead role.