Mani Ratnam – Film Director – Cheliyaa Movie
Gopala Ratnam Subramanium popularly known as Mani Ratnam is a popular film director and also a producer in South Indian Film industry , who mainly works in Tamil Film industry (Kollywood) born on 2nd June in 1955 at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
His father S. Gopala Ratnam was a film distributor, who worked for Venus Pictures.
He did his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies, Mumbai.
He was not interested in the films in his childhood.
He first worked as a Consultant in A firm, in Madras.
He made his directorial debut with the Kannada movie titled ‘ Pallavi Anu Pallavi’ in 1983. He won the Karnataka State Film Award For the Best Screenplay for this film.
His Tamil Film titled ‘ Idaya Kovil’ released in 1985 was his first box office success.
Later he directed many movies.
He is also a producer and made many movies under his production company ‘Madras Talkies’.
Later he directed many block buster movies like ‘ Nayakudu’ (1987) with Kamal Haasan in the main lead,Gharshana (1988) with Prabhu and Karthik in the main leads. Geethanjali (1989) with Nagarjuna Akkineni in the main lead, Anjali (1990), Dalapathi (1991) with Rajanikanth, Mammootty in the main lead and many more.
He was honoured by Government of India with ‘Padma Shri’ for his contribution to films.
He is married to popular actress Suhasini .
His latest upcoming film titled ‘Cheliyaa’ starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the main lead is all set to hit the screens on 7th April 2017.
Businessoftollywood.com wishes this successful director all the very best for his upcoming film.
Filmography of Mani Ratnam Dubbed From Tamil as a Director :-
- Mouna Ragam (1986).
- Nayakudu (1987).
- Gharshana (1988).
- Geethanjali (1989) (Direct Telugu Movie).
- Anjali (1990).
- Dalapathi (1991).
- Roja (1992).
- Donga Donga (1993).
- Bombay (1995).
- Iddaru (1997).
- Prematho (1998).
- Sakhi (2000).
- Amrutha (2002).
- Yuva (2004).
- Gurukanth (2007).
- Villian (2010).
- Kadali (2013).
- OK Bangaram (2015).
- Cheliyaa (Releasing on 7th April 2017).
Awards For Mani Ratnam:-
He won the Golden Lotus Award For The Popular Film at 37th National Film Awards for the movie ‘ Geethanjali’ in 1989.