Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam, or popularly known by the film fraternity as Mani Ratnam, is not a common name. He has been entitled as the man who brought a revolution in Tamil Film Industry and changed the dynamics of Indian Cinema. Each movie under his kitty exhibits a unique plan of direction, a mainstream ideology and targeting specific genre.
His collaboration with “The Mozart of Madras” A. R. Rahman is his USP. Beautifully pictured songs, intense dialogues and marveled story-line denote the realism and technical subtlety Mani Ratnam portrays.
A magician who knows how to play his tricks, Mani Ratnam is the recipient of eight Filmfare Awards, six National Film Awards, few international film awards and several others.
On his birthday, Let’s have a quick look on some of his best works so far!
Recipient of 3 National Awards, this movie gave both Mani and A. R. Rahman wide critical acclaim and spot-light.
A movie on a very sensitive issue regarding Babri Masjid controversy in Ayodhya, Mani Ratnam pulled the whole story-line with grace depicting human relationships amidst political tyranny.
DIL SE (1998)
The third installment of Ratnam’s trio of terror flicks after “Roja” and “Bombay”, Dil Se was a clear depiction of 7 shades of love, i.e. fascination, infatuation, love, devotion, worship, obsession, and death.
Story and screenplay written by Mani Ratnam, the movie expressed some of the most in-depth emotions of love and separation.
A beautiful inter-link of love, politics and deception, Yuva spoke through its acclaimed narration and remarkable expressions.
Loosely based on the majestic life of Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries, Mani Ratnam handled even the composite scenes with poise and compassion.