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Mani Ratnam


Who is Mani Ratnam?

Mani Ratnam: Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam commonly known as Mani Ratnam, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema, based in Chennai. Widely regarded as one of the leading directors in Indian cinema, he made his directorial debut with the Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi in 1983. Despite a commercial failure the film earned critical acclaim and fetched an award for the screenplay at the Karnataka State Film Awards. Ratnam's following efforts were the Malayalam film Unaru, and two Tamil films—Pagal Nilavu and Idhaya Kovil—both in 1985. He came into prominence after Mouna Ragam, a story that dealt with the friction between a newly–wed couple. He followed that with the Godfatheresque Nayagan that went on to gain national acclaim. The film was among the three Indian films to be named by Time magazine's list of All-Time 100 Greatest Movies. Ratnam made his only straight Telugu film to date, Geethanjali in 1989.

  • also known as Gopalaratnam Subramaniam, Manirathnam, Mani Rathnam, Mani Sir, Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam
  • born on (59 years ago) in Madurai, child of Ratnam Iyer
  • ethnicity: Tamil
  • nationality: India
  • profession: Film director, screenwriter, film producer, writer
  • read more about Mani Ratnam (film director)


Mani Ratnam is a fictional character from the 2007 film Dhee.

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