Mani Ratnam


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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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 2022 Ponniyin Selvan (screenplay by) (post-production)
  Navarasa (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 2021) (story - 1 episode, 2021)
- Thunintha Pin: Veera (2021) ... (written by)
- Edhiri: Karuna (2021) ... (story)
 2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai (writer - segment "Coffee, Anyone?")
 2017 OK Jaanu (story and screenplay)
 2015 OK Kanmani
 2013 Kadal
 2010 Raavan (screenplay)
 2010 Raavanan (story)
 2007 Guru (screenplay)
 2004 Yuva (screenplay)
 2003 Annavru
 2002 Saathiya (story & screenplay)
 2002 Kannathil Muthamittal (screenplay) / (story)
 2000 Alaipayuthey (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1999 Chandrodaya
 1998 Dil Se.. (story and screenplay)
 1997 Iruvar (screenplay) / (story)
 1995 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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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Manirathnam | Mani Sir

Spouse:

Suhasini  (1 child)

Parents:

Ratnam, Venus

Relatives:

G. Srinivasan (sibling) | See more »
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Trivia:

Son of veteran film distributor 'Venus Ratnam' See more »

Trademark:

Often picturises critical moments in Rain or in a train. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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