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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.

Mani Ratnam turns 64: Simran, Aadhi, Khushbu and others wish the ace filmmaker

June 02, 2020 5:02 pm

On the occasion of Mani Ratnam's birthday today, the who's who of the Indian film industry wished the ace filmmaker.

Big stars will have to help in reducing costs: Mani Ratnam on filmmaking in post-lockdown world

May 30, 2020 7:00 pm

Mani Ratnam, who had been shooting his upcoming period film Ponniyin Selvan before the nation went into coronavirus-induced lockdown on March 25, recently said in a webinar that the viability of filmmaking depends on contributions from both stars and the government.

Mani Ratnam blesses fans with an hour of his filmmaking wisdom

April 15, 2020 6:34 pm

During a live interaction session with his fans on Tuesday, ace director Mani Ratnam offered a peek into his filmmaking method.

Vaanam Kottattum teaser: An intriguing family drama

January 08, 2020 10:13 pm

Director Mani Ratnam has produced and co-written director Dhana Sekaran's upcoming multi-starrer Vaanam Kottattum.

It was an easy yes: Aishwarya Rai on working with Mani Ratnam

October 14, 2019 8:47 pm

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, at the trailer launch of Hindi version of Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in which the titular character is voiced by her, was asked to share some details about the Mani Ratnam directorial Ponniyin Selvan.

Kamal Haasan condemns sedition case against celebs who wrote letter to PM on mob lynchings

October 08, 2019 4:49 pm

Leading director Mani Ratnam, one of the 49 celebrities accused in the case, is related to Kamal Haasan.

Ponniyin Selvan to go on floors in November

September 24, 2019 7:11 pm

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam is, reportedly, planning to release the Ponniyin Selvan adaptation in two parts.

Bombay producer S Sriram passes away

September 05, 2019 11:45 am

Film producer S Sriram passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. Popularly called 'Aalayam’ Sriram, he was in his sixties.


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.