[41] It became highly popular, gaining an iconic status in Indian cinema and was dubbed into other languages and met similar success in other regions.

Awards. [91] He is greatly influenced by the film-making styles of Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski, Ingmar Bergman and J. [106] Around the same time, the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City, paid a special tribute to Mani. [83], Mani's film, Kadal was released worldwide on 1 February 2013 to mixed reviews from critics and became a box office failure. Upon completing his schooling, he graduated with a degree in commerce from the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, affiliated to the Madras University. He remodeled a ready made script on the lines of Charlie Chaplin's Limelight (1952).

Panchapakesan revolutionized the Indian exhibition sector when he co-founded Qube, a low-cost digital cinema package that eased the burden of transitioning from traditional movie projection systems. [9] "As a youngster, films seemed like a waste of time", he claimed in a 1994 interview;[3] however, he started watching films more actively when he was studying in the Besant Theosophical School.


The film focussed on marriage and explored relationships and their consequences, and garnered critical recognition. [78] and Raavan in Hindi. [5][30], In 1989, Telugu actor Nagarjuna requested Mani Ratnam to direct a Telugu film with him in the lead role, which Ratnam agreed to after initial reluctance.

The film fetched the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay for Ratnam. The cinematography and editing of the film was handled by P.C. Mani Ratnam, Ravi Shankar and another friend, Raman son of filmmaker S. Balachander, worked on the script of the film. For his debut film, he managed to handpick Balu Mahendra, Thotta Tharani, B. Lenin, and Ilaiyaraaja, leading craftsmen in their respective fields. He entered the film industry through Pallavi Anu Pallavi, a Kannada film in 1983. | Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award Indian Cinema, http:// Refer Filmfare Magazine August 1991, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, India's official entry for Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award Indian Cinema, "List of Indian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film", "12 Indian films that would make great books", "Manikchand Filmfare Awards in Hyderabad", "Nominations for the 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)", https://www.filmfare.com/features/nominations-for-the-66th-filmfare-awards-south-2019_-37931.html, "18th Moscow International Film Festival (1993)", "Previous Political Film Society Award Winners", "International Tamil Film Awards 2003 (Malaysia)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Mani_Ratnam&oldid=985041855, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, In The Spirit of Freedom Award - Best Feature Film, Jaeger-Lecoultre Glory To The Filmmaker (Honorary Award), This page was last edited on 23 October 2020, at 16:24. [45] Right from the beginning of his career, his works were noted for their technical expertise in areas such as cinematography, art direction, editing and background score.

[99] For his next film Roja (1992), he collaborated with debutant A. R. Rahman, who has been his regular composer for all his films till date. [9], With a script in hand, Mani Ratnam had an idea to either get a producer for his film or to narrate the script to a "celebrated" film-maker, so that he could get a chance to work along with them and get to know about the various aspects involved in film-making. [54][55] Unlike his previous two projects, Dil Se.. opened with little note among film critics and performed poorly in the domestic market,[56] despite being a success overseas. His films Roja, Bombay, and Dil Se were screened at the museum as a retrospective.