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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

  • Mahesh Babu bags best actor Filmfare south award

      News Source: Indian Express | 16 days ago
    Nayantara bagged the best actress trophy for her perforamnce in Tamil film Raja Rani for the year 2013 at the star-studded 61st Filmfare Awards southern edition. The best talent across the four southern industries Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada
  • A R Rahman all set become film producer

      News Source: Indian Express | 20 days ago
    He says he always took keen interest in filmmaking process, but has no plans to take up direction a la Vishal Bhardwaj...We've out together a wonderful team to take care of the film production, said Rahman...I think Vishal Bhardwaj made that
  • Behind the cameraman

      News Source: The Hindu | 1 month ago
    Shooting for Anjaan is over and as ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan rests at home, he talks to udhav naig about the challenges of filming and his upcoming Master class in London Internationally acclaimed cinematographer Santosh Sivan is exhausted

Mani Ratnam Blogs

  • “Vaayai Moodi Pesavum”… Speak season | Baradwaj Rangan

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    This is the kind of thing Mani Ratnam would have done in the 1980s. But this tastefulness, when combined with a lack of event, results in a lot of pleasant but pointless scenes where we feel the director is just trying to pad up the running time.
  • Will Mahesh fulfill HER dream? | - Telugu ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Shruti Haasan is riding high with the stupendous success of Race Gurram. In a rare one-on-one media interaction, she shared her views on 'Race Gurram', Allu Arjun, Mahesh-Mani Ratnam project and many more with the media. On 'Race ...
  • Top 7 moments of seven years - India

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan came back together on screen with Mani Ratnam's Raavan, a modern day version on the Indian epic Ramayana. The movie failed to live up to audience's expectation from the trio that gave ...

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