Mani Ratnam

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Vemuri Sai Karthik
Born Vemuri Sai Karthik
June 2, 1956 (1956-06-02) (age 58)
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Director, Writer, Producer
Years active 1983-2010

Mani Ratnam (Tamil: மணி ரத்னம்) (born June 2, 1956) is a Tamil Indian movie director, writer and producer.

Filmography[change | change source]

The following is the list of movies directed by Mani Ratnam. For many of these movies, Mani Ratnam is also credited for the story, screenplay and producing:

Director[change | change source]

Year Film Language Cast Music Director Notes
1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi Kannada Anil Kapoor, Lakshmi Ilaiyaraaja Dubbed into Tamil as Oh! Priya Priya
1985 Unaru Malayalam Mohanlal, Sukumaran, Sabina Jose Ilaiyaraaja
1985 Pagal Nilavu Tamil Murali, Revathi Menon, Radhika Sarath Kumar, Sathyaraj Ilaiyaraaja
1985 Idaya Kovil Tamil Mohan, Radha, Ambika, Goundamani Ilaiyaraaja
1986 Mouna Raagam Tamil Mohan, Revathi, Karthik Ilaiyaraaja Dubbed into Telugu as Mouna Raagam
1987 Nayagan Tamil Kamal Haasan, Saranya, Nassar, Janagaraj Ilaiyaraaja Dubbed into Hindi as Nayak
Dubbed into Telugu as Nayakudu
1988 Agni Natchathiram Tamil Prabhu, Karthik, Vijayakumar, Nirosha, Amala, Janagaraj, Jayachitra Ilaiyaraaja Dubbed into Telugu as Gharshana
1989 Geethanjali Telugu Nagarjuna, Girija, Vijayakumar Ilaiyaraaja Dubbed into Tamil as Idhayathai Thirudathey
Dubbed into Malayalam as Geethanjali
1990 Anjali Tamil Raghuvaran, Revathi, Prabhu, Tarun Kumar, Shamili, Shruti, Saranya Ilaiyaraaja Dubbed into Telugu as Anjali
1991 Thalapathi Tamil Rajinikanth, Mammooty, Arvind Swamy, Amrish Puri, Sobhana, Bhanupriya, Srividya, Geetha, Jaishankar Ilaiyaraaja Dubbed into Telugu as Dalapati
Dubbed into Hindi as Dal-pati
1992 Roja Tamil Arvind Swamy, Madhubala, Pankaj Kapoor, Nassar, Janagaraj A. R. Rahman Dubbed into English as The Rose
Dubbed into Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi as Roja
1993 Thiruda Thiruda Tamil Prashanth, Anand, Heera Rajgopal, Anu Agarwal, Balasubrahmanyam A. R. Rahman Dubbed into Hindi as Chor Chor
Dubbed into Telugu as Donga Donga
1995 Bombay Tamil Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Nassar, Prakash Raj A. R. Rahman Dubbed into Hindi and Telugu as Bombay
1997 Iruvar Tamil Mohanlal, Aishwarya Rai, Prakash Raj, Madhubala, Tabu, Revathi, Gouthami, Nassar A. R. Rahman Dubbed into Telugu as Iddaru
1998 Dil Se(Uyerea in tamil) Hindi Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta A. R. Rahman Dubbed into Tamil as Uyire
Dubbed into Telugu as Prema Tho
2000 Alaipayuthey Tamil Madhavan, Shalini, Arvind Swamy, Kushboo, Vivek, Sukumari, Lalitha, Jayasudha, Pyramid Natarajan A. R. Rahman Dubbed into English as Waves
Dubbed into Telugu as Sakhi
remade into Hindi as Saathiya
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil Madhavan, Simran, Nandita Das, Keerthana, Prakash Raj, Pasupathy A. R. Rahman Dubbed into English as A Peck on the Cheek
Dubbed into Telugu as Amrutha
2004 Aayitha Ezhuthu Tamil Madhavan, Surya Sivakumar, Siddharth Narayan, Meera Jasmine, Esha Deol, Trisha, Bharathiraja, Janagaraj A. R. Rahman Dubbed into Telugu as Yuva
Dubbed into English as The Three Dots
2004 Yuva Hindi Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukherjee, Esha Deol, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri A. R. Rahman
2007 Guru Hindi Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Mallika Sherawat, Mithun Chakraborty A. R. Rahman Dubbed into Tamil as Guru
Dubbed into Telugu as Gurukanth
2010 Ravana Hindi Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, A. R. Rahman This film is in both Tamil and Hindi
Dubbed into Telugu as Villain

Non-Director[change | change source]

Mani Ratnam established Madras Talkies for movie production during the shoot of Iruvar. Mani Ratnam had earlier produced Thiruda Thiruda under his personal name. All movies directed by Mani Ratnam subsequent to Iruvar have been produced through Madras Talkies. Apart from production, Mani Ratnam also has written story and screenplay for movies directed by others.

Writer[change | change source]

Years movie Role Notes
2010 Raavan screenplay The movie of Raavan's Screenplay was written by Mani Ratnam
2010 Raavanan Story
2007 Guru screenplay
2004 Ayitha Ezhuthu
2004 Yuva screenplay
2002 Saathiya story & screenplay
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal screenplay & story
2001 Waves dialogue, screenplay & story
1998 Dil Se.. story & screenplay
1997 The Duo screenplay & story
1996 Indira (Priyanka) screenplay
1995 Bombay screenplay & story
1994 Thiruda Thiruda
1993 Gaayam screenplay & story
1992 Roja
1991 Thalapathi screenplay & story
1990 Anjali screenplay & story
1989 Gitanjali screenplay & story
1988 Agni Natchathiram
1987 Nayakan
1985 Pagal Nilavu
1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi

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