Tag - Mani Ratnam

Need Javed Akhtar back as screenwriter: Mani Ratnam


At a time when movies have become all about box office collections, the Indian cinema needs Javed Akhtar back as a screenwriter, filmmaker Mani Ratnam has said. Ratnam’s remarks come days after 'Animal' makers on X slammed Akhtar for criticizing the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer. Akhtar is a rock-solid man who has set the writing in the...

‘Ponniyin Selvan: 2’ mints Rs 150 cr globally in 3 days


Mani Ratnam's magnum opus 'Ponniyin Selvan: 2', which released recently and also had a special screening attended by the who's who of the Indian film industry, is doing what its predecessor did back in September 2022 - working wonders at the box-office. The film, which released on April 28, has so far minted Rs 150...

‘Ponniyin Selvan’ wouldn’t have been made if not for ‘Baahubali’: Mani Ratnam


Filmmaker Mani Ratnam, speaking at a promotional event in Hyderabad, thanked director SS Rajamouli and said that if he had not made 'Baahubali' and that too in two parts, there would be no 'Ponniyin Selvan'. He said that it was 'Baahubali' that created the path for Ponniyin Selvan to be made into two parts. 'Ponniyin...

‘Ponniyin Selvan-1’ breaches Rs 500-cr mark in 50 days


Fifty days after it was released on September 30, Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan-1' has grossed Rs 500 crore globally, making it only the second Tamil film to achieve the distinction after the Rajnikanth-starrer '2.0'. Understandably, the unit is ecstatic. "50 Glorious days of #PonniyinSelvan & still going strong," tweeted Lyca Productions, the makers of the...

‘Ponniyin Selvan’ beats ‘The Kashmir Files’ at worldwide BO


Mani Ratnam's latest directorial 'Ponniyin Selvan I' continues to maintain its rhythm at the box office. The period drama starring Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi has now crossed the lifetime collection of this year's second highest grossing Hindi film, The Kashmir Files. The film is having a dream run at the box-office...

‘Ponniyin Selvan’: Literary classic gets a grand second life


Make no mistake about it, Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan - Part I' is a masterpiece that deserves all your adulation and love. The auteur does a phenomenal job of bringing to life the exceptional characters of eminent writer Kalki's finest creation, 'Ponniyin Selvan'. The beauty of Part one of the two-part film lies in the...

Need right script to work with SRK: Mani Ratnam


Filmmaker Mani Ratnam has said that he often meets Shah Rukh Khan, but working with the star again would require the right script. They have earlier worked together in 'Dil Se'. It also starred Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta along with Shah Rukh. Released in 1998, the film was directed by Mani Ratnam and he...