Mani Ratnam News
Ponniyin Selvan shows us the way forward for Indian cinema
Ponniyin Selvan is cinema designed as an epic. You may argue that an epic is not designed. But you would be wasting your energy. That was true in the days of Pakeezah and Mughal-E-Azam. Nowadays, the visual spectacle is encrypted into the narrative.
Ponniyin Selvan I trailer: Mani Ratnam’s period saga brims with rich imageries and spectacular grandeur
The two-part drama boasts of the fantastic ensemble of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Karthi, and Prakash Raj. It’s all set to release on September 30 this year.
Ponniyin Selvan trailer launch: Aishwarya Rai says that she is honoured to work with Mani Ratnam again
Apart from striking million-dollar smiles at the camera, Aishwarya interacted with the media and expressed her joy in once again collaborating with the ace filmmaker.
Why should you know about the Cholas as you watch Ponniyin Selvan in September?
The meaning of the word Chola is a mystery. Perhaps it comes from the related word in Tamil to mean prosperity.
Anek goes the extra mile to explore North East India’s problems despite it’s failure
While Anubhav Sinha might not have gotten it right but he reverses the failures of past filmmakers in this region.
On Mani Ratnam's birthday, decoding his successful partnership with music maestro Ilaiyaraja
It is no coincidence that Mani Ratnam and Ilaiyaraja share the same birthday. They were born to bond.
AR Rahman turns 55: 'The unknown always fascinates me. If it didn't, there wouldn't have been a Roja'
"The budgets for films are shrinking, so are the funds to compose music. So my creative vision has to be tailored to suit the altered financial state," said AR Rahman.
Navarasa review: Netflix Tamil anthology is a mixed bag of few watchable, some problematic, mostly banal stories
From irritatingly self-referential and boringly stale shorts, unpleasant surprises to heartening narratives, Mani Ratnam's Tamil anthology is a sum total of its disparate parts.
First look of Ayushmann Khurrana's Doctor G, Gulshan Devaiah cast in Blurr: A round-up of film announcements
Other announcements include the first motion poster of Mrunal Thakur and Abhimanyu's family entertainer Aankh Micholi, directed by Umesh Shukla.
Navarasa, Netflix's Tamil anthology film, will premiere on 6 August; first look teaser unveiled
"Navarasa was born from this strong urge to help and support the Tamil film industry," say directors Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan.
On Mani Ratnam's birthday, where to stream filmmaker's must-watch movies, from Roja to Anjali
OK Kanmani to Dil Se, here's a comprehensive guide to Mani Ratnam's best films and where to stream them
AR Rahman says Mani Ratnam encouraged him to foray into filmmaking
AR Rahman is making his debut as producer and co-writer of musical drama 99 Songs, which releases in cinemas on 16 April.
Karthi on his mass entertainer Sulthan, Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan, and how he preps for each role
"Sulthan is a colourful entertainer with enough comedy, emotions, and sentiment," says Karthi of his upcoming release directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan.
Lyca Productions announces it'll collaborate with Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mani Ratnam, others
On Lyca Group chairman Allirajah Subaskaran's birthday, Lyca Productions unveiled the names of all film personalities it will team up with, including Dinesh Vijan, Aanand L Rai and Shankar.
Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kajal Aggarwal wrap up Hey Sinamika shoot
Bankrolled by Jio Studios, Hey Sinamika marks the directorial debut of choreographer Brinda Gopal.
Suriya, director Gautham Menon reunite after 12 years for Netflix's Tamil anthology film Navrasa
Produced by filmmaker Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan, Navrasa will have nine shorts based on the nine rasas.
Mani Ratnam to present Tamil anthology Navarasa for Netflix; Bejoy Nambiar, Karthik Subbaraj among directors
The proceeds from the Navarasa anthology will go towards the well-being of film workers in Tamil cinema impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a press release said.
Revisiting Nayakan: What Mani Ratnam's 1987 tour de force reveals of justice, vengeance and sacrifice
Classics are called classics because they age better than most films, and reconstitute themselves according to the eras they must sieve through.
Mani Ratnam turns 64: Aditi Rao Hydari, Arun Vijay, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar wish reputed director
Mani Ratnam, who directed acclaimed films such as Roja, Bombay, Thalapathi among others has won six National Film Awards.
Sobhita Dhulipala to play a pivotal role in Mani Ratnam's multi-lingual historical film Ponniyin Selvan
Sobhita Dhulipala is reportedly brushing up her classical dancing skills for her part in Ponniyin Selvan.