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Mani Ratnam

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Mani Ratnam's Biography

Mani Ratnam (born Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam on 2 June 1956) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, predominantly working in Tamil cinema, based in Chennai, India. Born into a Tamil Brahmin family in Madurai, Ratnam worked as a management consultant before entering into the film industry. He made his directorial debut with the Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi in 1983, and followed this with the Malayalam film Unaru (1984) and the Tamil film Pagal Nilavu (1985). Ratnam came into prominence after Mouna Ragam (1986), a film about the friction between a newly–wed couple. He made his Telugu debut with the National Film Award winning Geethanjali (1989), which was critically acclaimed and a major commercial success. Ratnam is also known for his "Terrorism trilogy" consisting of Roja (1992), Bombay (1995) and Dil Se.. (1998). He is widely regarded as one of the leading directors in Indian cinema. Ratnam is widely credited with having revolutionised the Tamil film industry and altering the profile of Indian cinema.

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Mani Ratnam News Stories

  • Manisha Koirala wants to adopt a baby

      News Source: Indian Express | 4 days ago
    Actress Manisha Koirala, who has successfully fought cancer, has expressed her desire to adopt a baby girl but only when she overcomes the fear recurrence of the disease. The 44-year-old actress, who is best known for her roles in acclaimed films
  • Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu to star in Mani Ratnam's next

      News Source: Rediff | 8 days ago
    Mani gave me a 40-minute narration, and I was clean-bowled by what I heard," Nagarjuna says. How was Mani convinced to do a film away from his native tongue Tamil? "Actually, Mani has done another Telugu film called  Geetanjali  with me...I guess I
  • Now playing politics

      News Source: The Hindu | 15 days ago
    After summer, winter and monsoon, this year Bollywood has added election season to its schedule. A look at the films eager to prey on the political animal in you Election fever has gripped the country and the entertainment industry also seems to have

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