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Mani Ratnam reacts to Rajinikanth’s Manithan beating Kamal Haasan's Nayakan at box office

June 03, 2022 8:22 am

Mani Ratnam recently revealed how he felt about Rajinikanth's Manithan earning more than Nayakan at the box office in 1987.

Abhishek Bachchan on working with Aishwarya Rai: 'It has to be the right script at the right time'

April 28, 2022 8:06 am

Abhishek Bachchan called wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan an artiste he has immense respect for.

What we will lose if Indian filmmakers only made movies like RRR, KGF 2...

April 20, 2022 2:42 pm

Amid growing clamor for making more and more spectacle cinema like KGF 2 and RRR, we have put together a list of movies whose contribution to our life cannot be gauged by their box office numbers.

Ponniyin Selvan first look posters: Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Karthi look majestic

March 03, 2022 8:40 am

Ponniyin Selvan’s first look posters suggest that director Mani Ratnam has doubled down on his unique sense of visual style to give us an unforgettable big screen experience.

Iruvar turns 25: When J Jayalalithaa said Aishwarya Rai would be perfect choice to play her on screen

January 14, 2022 1:41 pm

On the 25th anniversary of her debut film Iruvar, here's revisiting Aishwarya Rai's gracious comments about director Mani Ratnam, and how J Jayalalithaa herself thought the actor would be the perfect choice to play her on screen.

Ponniyin Selvan: Aishwarya Rai plays antagonist, Prakash Raj replaces Amitabh Bachchan in Mani Ratnam movie

August 05, 2021 8:26 am

Details of casting in Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan have been revealed, with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan reportedly playing the role of antagonist. The film will release in two parts.

Raaghavan Murugan shares selfie with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan from Ponniyin Selvan set, see photos

July 30, 2021 8:59 am

Ponniyin Selvan marks Aishwarya’s fourth collaboration with Mani Ratnam. They have previously collaborated on Iruvar, Guru and Raavanan.

Mani Ratnam at 65: Made in Madras, his superb songs enthral all of urban India

June 02, 2021 2:37 pm

The Mani Ratnam-Ilaiyaraaja-AR Rahman combo has created a gold-standard repertoire of Tamil-Hindi film soundtracks. As realistic as Ratnam's films are, his songs are the absolute opposite — illogical, grand and dream-like. Presenting a quick guide to his music.

AR Rahman reveals Mani Ratnam inspired him to venture into filmmaking

April 04, 2021 11:53 am

AR Rahman, who has produced and co-written the musical drama movie 99 Songs, recalled the time when Mani Ratnam told him how telling a film's story and making a song have a common process.

Why Mani Ratnam's Nayakan remains a magnificent mob epic

June 02, 2020 7:21 pm

A fanboy filmmaker who saw Nayakan before The Godfather writes about the sprawling masterpiece, director Mani Ratnam's realistic flourishes that plunges you into a dark world and Haasan's electrifying performance.


Happy birthday Mani Ratnam: Rare photos of the ace filmmaker

June 01, 2019 10:48 pm

Today, marks the 63rd birthday of ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam. Take a look at some rare photos of the Nayagan director from the Express Archives.