Mani Ratnam

  • Bilinguals cater to a large audience, says filmmaker Balaji Mohan 18-03-2014 12:50 PM

    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...
  • Mani Ratnam to work with Mahesh Babu in his next? 03-02-2014 06:31 PM

    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? 16-01-2014 11:45 AM

    Chennai: If all goes well, Telugu superstars Akkineni Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu will team up for a Tamil-Telugu 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...
  • Fahadh Faasil to work with Mani Ratnam in his next? 04-01-2014 05:44 PM

    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...
  • Vivekh can be our own Woody Allen: Mani Ratnam 29-12-2013 09:52 AM

    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...
  • AAP's Delhi victory, a sequel to 'Yuva'? 08-12-2013 04:39 PM

    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 01-12-2013 05:29 PM

    The show highlights the role cinema plays in crime against women. On the sidelines of the 44th film festival in Goa, CNN-IBN 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? 20-11-2013 06:04 PM

    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 17-11-2013 03:00 PM

    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...
  • All films can't be released online, says Ayodhya Kumar 04-10-2013 03:50 PM

    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...
  • It's right time to release small films in Andhra: Ayodhya Kumar 22-09-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Dear Preity, Hindi cinema has changed since you left it 25-05-2013 01:32 PM

    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' 23-05-2013 11:43 AM

    Chennai: Tamil actress Thulasi Nair, who was busy with her class 10 examinations, has returned to the sets of her upcoming Tamil action-drama '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...
  • Shah Rukh Khan to attend Vijay awards in Chennai 09-05-2013 07:02 PM

    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 09-05-2013 10:49 AM

    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'? 17-04-2013 05:02 PM

    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...
  • Actors Gautham and Lakshmi to star in Saravanan's next 08-04-2013 07:46 PM

    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...
  • Simply South: 'Kadal' and 'David' fail to impress at the box office 06-02-2013 06:25 PM

    Mani Ratnam's 'Kadal' and Bejoy's 'David' which released last Friday have both failed to impress at the box office. ...