MANI RATNAM

  • Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' is almost complete December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam seemed to have shot upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' at such a breakneck speed that it's almost complete. It is touted to be his quickest project. The film's shooting started in October. The film's cinematographer P.C. Sreeram recently tweeted: "Travelling time to reach our next destination. Mani...
  • AR Rahman's son Ameen likely to sing in Mani Ratnam's next September 27, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Friday said that his son Ameen might sing in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled upcoming bilingual project. Ameen, 12, has already crooned the song "NaNa" from "Couple's Retreat". "A lot of filmmakers want Ameen to act, but I want him to concentrate on studying. He might sing...
  • Mani Ratnam: Film festivals should not only celebrate cinema, but also encourage crosscultural interaction June 16, 2014

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, a regular at film festivals across the globe, attends the movie extravaganzas as a movie buff because he feels every film teaches something worthwhile. "Every film you see at a festival teaches you something. Any good film you see gives you enough motivation and adrenaline rush...
  • Watch: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on her upcoming film May 20, 2014

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan talks about her upcoming movie 'Jazbaa' and working with Mani Ratnam once again. ...
  • Bilinguals cater to a large audience, says filmmaker Balaji Mohan March 18, 2014

    Chennai: Director Balaji Mohan, who is awaiting the release of Tamil romantic comedy "Vaayi Moodi Pesavum", says bilinguals may help reach a "large audience" but they are extremely "tough" to execute. "Vaayi Moodi Pesavum" has also been simultaneously made in Malayalam as "Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram". "The biggest advantage of a bilingual is...
  • Mani Ratnam to work with Mahesh Babu in his next? February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Rumours are abuzz about who all will be cast in Mani Ratnam's next film. Sources close to the director have stated that the director is eager to work with Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in his new film and reportedly the actor has also showed interest. The film is...
  • Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu to team up for Mani Ratnam's film? January 16, 2014

    Chennai: If all goes well, Telugu superstars Akkineni Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu will team up for a TamilTelugu bilingual with ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who is currently busy working on the script for the project. "Mani sir had met Nagarjuna last week, discussed about the film and wanted to know if...
  • Fahadh Faasil to work with Mani Ratnam in his next? January 4, 2014

    Malayalam cinema's one of the finest actors Fahadh Faasil might be seen in Mani Ratnam's next. If rumours are to believed Fahadh has been roped in by the ace director for his next film which will be released simultaneously in Tamil and Malayalam. The film is still untitled and the rest...
  • Vivekh can be our own Woody Allen: Mani Ratnam December 29, 2013

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam believes that if Vivekh puts in more effort into his comic talent, he can become Tamil cinema's own Woody Allen. "I think this ability to make people laugh comes with some level of intelligence. Our industry has a host of comedians and I have always felt...
  • AAP's Delhi victory, a sequel to 'Yuva'? December 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal has emerged as the giant killer of Delhi politics. It's a remarkable feat to achieve for a party whose political history is hardly one year old. The spectacular debut of Aam Aadmi Party in electoral politics is almost like a scripted scene from a film. May...
  • Women Interrupted: Susan Sarandon, Kamal Haasan in conversation with Sagarika Ghose December 1, 2013

    The show highlights the role cinema plays in crime against women. On the sidelines of the 44th film festival in Goa, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose caught up with Susan Sarandon, Kamal Haasan and Suhasini Mani Ratnam on cinema's role in crime against women. ...
  • Malayalam actor Fahad Fazil in Mani Ratnam's next? November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Actors of Malayalam cinema have always considered it as an honour when they have got a chance to act in a Mani Ratnam film. After Mammootty, Mohanlal, Manoj K Jayan, Shalini and Prithviraj, it seems actor Fahad Fazil has got an opportunity to work with Mani Ratnam. If...
  • Children's film fest will help 'Minugurulu' release: Director November 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: Upcoming Telugu drama 'Minugurulu' will be screened at the ongoing International Children's Film Festival of India (ICFFI) here. Its director Ayodhya Kumar feels this opportunity will help the film create a buzz before its theatrical release. A film featuring 40 visually impaired children, 'Minugurulu' is the story of how these...
  • All films can't be released online, says Ayodhya Kumar October 4, 2013

    Chennai: Debutant filmmaker Ayodhya Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of Telugu drama 'Minugurulu', believes not all films deserve to be released online because some are made for the purpose of theatrical release to cater to larger audience. "I agree online medium is the best alternative for several lowbudget...
  • It's right time to release small films in Andhra: Ayodhya Kumar September 22, 2013

    Chennai: Filmmaker Ayodhya Kumar is not keen to delay the release of his Telugu directorial debut 'Minugurulu'. He says this is the right time for smaller films to release here as big ticket films are being stalled due to the ongoing political turmoil in the state. Ayodhya Kumar plans to release...
  • Dear Preity, Hindi cinema has changed since you left it May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: "Are you a virgin?" asked the new actress in Mani Ratnam's 'Dil Se' to Shah Rukh Khan. And just like SRK had almost choked on his food at that question in the film, the viewers were forced to get up and take notice of a young zesty Preity...
  • Post exams Thulasi Nair resumes shooting for 'Yaan' May 23, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actress Thulasi Nair, who was busy with her class 10 examinations, has returned to the sets of her upcoming Tamil actiondrama 'Yaan'. "The third schedule of 'Yaan' in Mumbai kicks off today. (I'm) so excited to finally start shooting songs soon! (I) Will keep you all updated," Thulasi posted...
  • Shah Rukh Khan to attend Vijay awards in Chennai May 9, 2013

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will reportedly attend Vijay awards in Chennai where he is to be honoured with Sivaji Ganesan award. Vijay TV has invited King Khan to be the guest of honour at the 7th edition of the award ceremony on May 11. Earlier recipients of this award...
  • 'Guddi' to 'Gippi': How Bollywood handles teenage angst May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Sonam Nair's 'Gippi' is hitting the screens on Friday the 10th. On an outset, it seems to be dealing with the problems of adolescence, which would be a new thing in Bollywood if these issues are presented in a sensible way. It also marks the changing patterns of...
  • Is Bollywood ready for Vikram after 'David'? April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Vikram who is lovingly called 'Chiyan' by his fans has risen to fame after a long struggle. Bala revealed the meaning of Vikram's character as 'Chiyan' in the film 'Sethu' in an award function. 'Chiyan' means street smart or rogue. Vikram became the talk of tinsel town after his...
  • Actors Gautham and Lakshmi to star in Saravanan's next April 8, 2013

    As reported earlier, the 'Kadal' hero, Gautham Karthik has signed up for a film with director Saravanan of 'Silambattam' fame. However now the latest buzz is that actress Lakshmi Menon has been roped in for the female lead role of this film too. And the two young actors recently posed for...
  • Southern actress Madhoo to make a comeback in Telugu films March 31, 2013

    Mani Ratnam's 'Roja' heroine Madhu Bala is all set to feature in Telugu films again after a long time. The actress who is noted featured as the leading lady in the film 'Roja' will now be seen as a mother of 'Thuneega Thuneega' fame Sumanth Aswin in the...
  • Distributors can't enter Mani Ratnam's office: HC March 14, 2013

    Chennai: Madras High Court has restrained any distributor of the film 'Kadal' from entering the office of 'Madras Talkies' and threatening staff to settle losses incurred by them and also from causing damage to the reputation to the film's director Mani Ratnam. Passing interim orders on applications filed by Mani Ratnam...
  • Kadal: Distributors won't ask compensation from Ratnam March 3, 2013

    Chennai: Director-turned-producer N Linguswamy says he won't demand compensation from Mani Ratnam for distributing Tamil romantic-drama 'Kadal', which flopped at the box office. He distributed 'Kadal' in three areas in Tamil Nadu - Kovai, Madurai and Chennai. Released on Feb 1, the Rs 50 crore film bombed at the box-office. Following...
  • Kadal actor Thulasi Nair to appear for board exams February 24, 2013

    The 'Kadal' actress Thulasi Nair admits that after her dream launch in a Mani Ratnam's film, life has not been the same for her. "I was born into a family of film stars and got a dream debut in cinema under Mani sir's direction. Naturally, expectations ran sky high" says,...
  • Madras Talkies responds to 'Kadal' distributors February 11, 2013

    The distributors of Maniratnam's 'Kadal' demanded compensation for their loss investing in the movie and complained to the producers, Madras Talkies about this recently. The producers remained quite for a while much to the anguish of the distributors. But now, Madras Talkies put out a press release in response to...
  • Madras Talkies not a reason for 'Kadal's loss: Ratnam February 10, 2013

    Chennai: Reacting to distributors' complaints, filmmaker Mani Ratnam has clarified that his production house Madras Talkies is not responsible for the losses incurred by the recent Tamil romantic drama 'Kadal' because it had sold the film rights in March 2012. Produced and directed by Ratnam, 'Kadal' released February 1 to...
  • Mani Ratnam and my character were the reasons I chose 'Kadal': Arvind Swamy February 8, 2013

    Actor Arvind Swamy joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his new movie 'Kadal'. Q. What made you choose this film? Asked by: vinny A. It is directed by Mani Rathnam, whom I consider one of the greatest directors of our times. Moreover, we have worked together on...
  • Simply South: 'Kadal' and 'David' fail to impress at the box office February 6, 2013

    Mani Ratnam's 'Kadal' and Bejoy Nambiar's 'David' which released last Friday have both failed to impress at the box office. Coming up next is Kamal Haasan's much delayed 'Vishwaroopam' which will hit the screens in Tamil Nadu on February 7. ...