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Mani Ratnam


The man who revolutionized Tamil-language cinema, Mani Ratnam is the biggest director in south India and one of the most respected directors in all of India. Each of his films contain its own unique style, with beautifully photographed songs and unique back-lighting. However, his films contain substance as well as style--Ratnam has dealt with a ... See full bio »

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Dil Se.. Writer
(1998)
(2002)
Roja Writer
(1992)
Bombay Writer
(1995)

Filmography

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 2021 Ponniyin Selvan (screenplay by) (pre-production)
 2017 OK Jaanu (story and screenplay)
 2015 OK Kanmani
 2013 Kadal
 2010 Raavan (screenplay)
 2010 Raavanan (story)
 2007 Guru (screenplay)
 2004 Three Dots
 2004 Youth (screenplay)
 2002 Saathiya (story & screenplay)
 2002 A Peck on the Cheek (screenplay) / (story)
 2000 Alai Payuthey (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1998 Dil Se.. (story and screenplay)
 1997 Iruvar (screenplay) / (story)
 1996 Indira (screenplay)
 1995 Bombay (story/screenplay)
 1993 Gaayam (screenplay) / (story)
 1992 Roja
 1992 Kasak (story)
 1991 Thalapathi (screenplay) / (story)
 1990 Chatriyan (writer)
 1990 Anjali (screenplay) / (story)
 1989 Gitanjali (story & screenplay)
 1988 Agni Natchathiram (writer)
 1987 Nayakan (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Mouna Ragam
 1985 Pagal Nilavu
 1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Manirathnam | Mani Sir
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Trivia:

He has rarely shot in foreign locales. Most movies of his have been made within India. This, at a time when Directors need the lamest excuse to fly to USA, Europe or Australia to shoot just a song or two. Only two of his films have been shot abroad. The first being Guru (2007) which was shot in Turkey and Istanbul and the second being Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018) which was shot in Dubai and ... See more »

Trademark:

Uses music by A. R. Rahman since giving him his debut venture in _Roja (1992)_qv. See more »

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Gemini

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