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

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

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2020 5:02:13 pm
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Filmmaker Mani Ratnam turned 64 on Tuesday. On the occasion, several fans and friends from the industry flooded social media with wishes for the ace filmmaker.

In a career spanning over 35 years, Ratnam has directed two dozen films and produced over 15 movies under his production banner Madras Talkies. He is also a recipient of six National Film Awards.

Some of Mani Ratnam must-see films include Mouna Ragam, Geethanjali, Thalapathi, Anjali, Iruvar, Dil Se, Roja, Bombay, Kannathil Muthamittal, Guru and O Kadhal Kanmani to name a few.

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16:58 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Vasan Bala writes about Nayakan, the sprawling masterpiece by Mani Ratnam

Filmmaker Vasan Bala writes, "In Nayakan, Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan make for a dream team and of course, Ilaiyaraaja whose theme music still gives me goosebumps. The film hits you when you are least prepared."

Read the full article here: Why Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan remains a magnificent mob epic

16:26 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Jaya TV wishes 'unique director' Mani Ratnam

The official Twitter handle of Jaya TV wrote, "Wishing the unique Director #ManiRatnam a very Happy Birthday #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam #HBDManiRatnam #hbdManirathnam @MadrasTalkies_"

15:51 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Harish Kalyan wished Mani Ratnam

Actor Harish Kalyan tweeted, "Wishing the two pathbreaking Personalities in Indian Cinema, Isaignani Ilayaraaja sir and Mani Ratnam sir a very happy birthday. #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam #HappyBirthdayIlaiyaraaja"

15:20 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Director Arivazhagan wants to chat with Mani Ratnam

Eeram director Arivazhagan tweeted, "Chat With #ManiRatnam Sir is one of my crazy wish so that I could learn again from Him. Happy Birthday Sir #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam"

14:53 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar shared a collage of Mani Ratnam's films posters
14:13 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Singer Shashaa Tirupati gave a musical tribute to Mani Ratnam
13:30 (IST)02 Jun 2020
'Genius filmmaker'

SS Music tweeted, "Wishing a very happy birthday to genius filmmaker #ManiRatnam! #HBDManiRatnam #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam"

13:06 (IST)02 Jun 2020
'One of the finest filmmakers'

Sun Pictures wrote on its official Twitter handle, "Wishing one of the finest filmmakers of Indian cinema a Happy Birthday! #ManiRatnam #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam"

12:45 (IST)02 Jun 2020
'Finest craftsman and a legend'
12:22 (IST)02 Jun 2020
'Man of few words but many masterpieces'

Actor Aadhi tweeted, "Happy birthday to our all time favorite director #ManiRatnam sir! Man of few words but many Masterpieces...! #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam"

11:50 (IST)02 Jun 2020
'A genius filmmaker'

Actor Simran wrote on Twitter, "Very happy birthday to one of the genius filmmakers #ManiRatnam sir. Wishing you good health and happiness!! #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam"

11:23 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Khushbu Sundar also wished Mani Ratnam
11:03 (IST)02 Jun 2020
'Master craftsman and innovative storyteller'

Mango Music Label tweeted, "Here's wishing the master craftsman and innovative storyteller Padmashri #ManiRatnam Garu a very Happy Birthday! Wishing you a blockbuster year ahead"

10:40 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Sibi Satyaraj wished Mani Ratnam and Ilayaraja
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Wishing the two legends of #TamilCinema a very happy birthday! #maniratnam #isaignani #isaignaniilayaraja #rajasir #ManiSir

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10:23 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Raadhika Sarathkumar wished Mani Ratnam

Actor Raadhika Sarathkumar wishes Mani Ratnam over a tweet. She wrote, "Happy birthday #Manirathnam, keep us feeling proud always @hasinimani @MadrasTalkies_"

Mani Ratnam had recently shared his two cents on how film production post lockdown will require big stars and technicians to take pay cuts.

Ratnam, who had been shooting his upcoming period film Ponniyin Selvan before the nation went into lockdown, said in a webinar, "The fact that the immediate theater release is going to get difficult, and the market is going to get eroded means that I have to make sure the cost of my film is brought down. Which means, people involved in it, especially big stars and technicians, will have to understand and help in reducing the cost and work towards making sure the film industry remains afloat. We will possibly also require a little bit of help from the government. It’s an industry which isn’t just simple entertainment, we do so much more. We give dreams to people, make them smile. It takes a lot of time of people who invest in this."