::Mani Ratnam


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Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam Iyer<ref name=""></ref> (born 2 June 1956), commonly known by his screen name, Mani Ratnam, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema, based out of Chennai. Starting his career as a management consultant, he made an entry into films through the Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi in 1983. Despite a commercial failure, the film earned critical acclaim and fetched an award for the screenplay at the Karnataka State Film Awards.

Mani's following efforts were the Malayalam film Unaru (1984), and the Tamil films: Pagal Nilavu and Idhaya Kovil, both in 1985. He rose into prominence after Mouna Ragam (1986) which established him as a leading filmmaker in Tamil cinema. He followed that with the Godfatheresque Nayagan (1987), which was among the three great Indian films to be listed by Time magazine's list of All-Time 100 Greatest Movies in 2005.<ref name="Timelist">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> His Telugu film Geethanjali won multiple Nandi Awards apart from the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Anjali (1990), his next release was India's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Mani is well known for his "Terrorism trilogy" consisting of Roja (1992), Bombay (1995) and Dil Se.. (1998).

Mani is widely credited with having revolutionized the Tamil film industry.<ref name=jmnlal>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He is married to Tamil actress Suhasini and has a son with her. In 2002, he was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award given by the Government of India. Mani has won several film awards, including six National Film Awards and ten Filmfare Awards. In addition to these, he is a recipient of a number of awards at various international film festivals.

Mani Ratnam sections
Intro  Early life and background  Film career  Craft, style, and technical collaborations  Awards and honours  Filmography  See also  Notes  Bibliography  Further reading  [[Mani_Ratnam?section=External</a>_links|External</a> links]]  

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