Mani Ratnam: News

20 May 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

'Thug Life,' 'Kalki 2898 AD': Analyzing Kamal Haasan's upcoming spectacles

Veteran of the Indian film industry, Kamal Haasan, is set to challenge the norm of one release per year with four major films slated for release within the next seven months!

16 Apr 2024

Dulquer Salmaan

Dulquer Salmaan to not return for Kamal Haasan's 'Thug Life'

The much-anticipated film Thug Life, a joint venture of Kamal Haasan and director Mani Ratnam, has been facing casting uncertainties.

26 Mar 2024

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan's 'Thug Life': Silambarasan TR to replace Dulquer Salmaan

Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan are two bonafide forces in Tamil cinema.

23 Mar 2024

Dulquer Salmaan

After Dulquer Salmaan, Jayam exits Kamal Haasan's 'Thug Life': Report

Renowned Tamil actor Jayam Ravi has reportedly chosen to withdraw from the eagerly awaited film Thug Life.

24 Jan 2024

Tamil Cinema

Mani Ratnam's 'Thug Life' starring Kamal Haasan is filming now

Kamal Haasan is a bonafide superstar of Tamil cinema and his comeback on celluloid with Vikram is a story to be etched in history.

25 Nov 2023

Ranbir Kapoor

Mani Ratnam, Shankar: South Indian directors Ranbir should collaborate with

There are only a few days left till Animal's arrival, but Ranbir Kapoor has already set the screen ablaze with snippets of his possibly career-best performance in the gangster drama.

09 Nov 2023

Tamil Cinema

Kamal Haasan's 'Thug Life' announcement teaser registers 20M+ views

Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan is one of the biggest pan-India superstars. Over the years, the veteran actor has worked across industries and has delivered stellar content.

07 Nov 2023

Tamil Cinema

'Thug Life': Kamal Haasan looks invincible in new poster

Kamal Haasan is one of the most known faces in Indian cinema and the actor turned another year wiser on Tuesday.

06 Nov 2023

Tamil Cinema

Kamal Haasan's 'KH 234' is titled 'Thug Life'; cast revealed

Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam are two distinct stalwarts of Indian cinema.

06 Nov 2023

Tamil Cinema

'KH 234' first look: Kamal Haasan looks enigmatic yet daunting

Kamal Haasan and director Mani Ratnam are two bonafide forces of Indian cinema. The duo is reuniting after three decades for a film, tentatively titled KH 234.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's birthday: Times she collaborated with Mani Ratnam

Every time Mani Ratnam chose Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the leading lady for his films, the result of their collaboration has been nothing less than magic. The critically acclaimed filmmaker isn't only her first director, but also her favorite.

25 Oct 2023

Mumbai Film Festival

Jio MAMI Film Festival to honor Mani Ratnam, Luca Guadagnino

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will honor Indian director and producer Mani Ratnam and Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino with the Excellence in Cinema Awards during its opening ceremony on Friday.

24 Oct 2023

Ramayana

Dussehra special: 'Raavan' to 'Lanka Dahan'—Ramayana film adaptations to watch

The Hindu mythological epic Ramayana has inspired numerous plays, novels, poems, films, and music for decades now.

29 Aug 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Nagarjuna: Actor's must-watch acclaimed films for movie buffs

Tollywood's most celebrated actor, Akkineni Nagarjuna, has etched his name in the audiences' minds in a career spanning three decades.

21 Aug 2023

Shah Rukh Khan

25 years of SRK's #DilSe—factors that made it cult classic

Mani Ratnam's Dil Se...released on this day 25 years ago, might have received a lukewarm response back then, but over the years, it has become a cult classic.

14 Jul 2023

Bollywood

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2023: 'Darlings' bags most nominations

The nominations for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2023 in the theatrical release, as well as OTT categories, were announced on Friday, with films like Darlings, Monica, O My Darling, Ponniyin Selvan film series, and Kantara leading in most categories.

29 Jun 2023

Ram Charan

Indian cinema personalities who are now Academy members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has sent out invitations to 398 artists to become its member. Among them is a list of personalities from the Indian film industry, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Karan Johar, and actors Ram Charan and Jr. NTR.

02 Jun 2023

Happy Birthday

Mani Ratnam's birthday: Exploring common threads across his acclaimed projects 

Director, producer, and screenwriter Mani Ratnam has turned 67!

19 May 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' is slow amidst competition 

Mani Ratnam is a maverick on celluloid and has directed several modern-day classics, over the years. His recently released magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II has received positive reviews from critics and is loved by many all across the world.

18 May 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' is losing the momentum

Mani Ratnam is having a great run with his films. His recently released magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II has been loved by viewers and has had a humongous box office collection. The film also received rave reviews from critics.

17 May 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' is on a downhill

Mani Ratnam is genius of a filmmaker. Over the years, he has made some stellar films and his recent release is no exception. Ponniyin Selvan: II has been receiving love from all over the world. The magnum opus has been praised by critics and viewers.

16 May 2023

Money Laundering Case

ED searches Chennai office of 'Ponniyin Selvan' makers

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a search at the office of LYCA Productions on Tuesday in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The search, which is presently underway, is said to have been conducted in connection to a money laundering case.

16 May 2023

Box Office

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' haul drops significantly 

Mani Ratnam is currently the talk of the town, especially after the humongous success of Ponniyin Selvan: II. The duology has been a dream of Tamil cinema for six decades. It received critical acclaim too.

15 May 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' is slow yet steady

Mani Ratnam is one of the most adept filmmakers in India and the director has produced stellar work over the years. His recent directorial Ponniyin Selvan: II has been working like a miracle and it has done quite well at the box office.

12 May 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' inches toward Rs. 350cr-mark

Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II is all over the moon!

10 May 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' is quite steady

Mani Ratnam is a maverick in his own right and he has translated the six-decade-old Tamil cinema dream on celluloid. Yes, the Ponniyin Selvan franchise was that dream, and now the second installment—Ponniyin Selvan: II—has been raking in huge numbers at the box office.

09 May 2023

Box Office

Box office collection: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' is here to rule

Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II is raking in good money even 11 days after release and has been quite steady at the box office. It has reportedly entered the Rs. 300 crore club globally.

08 May 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' crosses Rs. 300 crore worldwide

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam has delivered numerous acclaimed films over the decades, and his recent magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II is proving to be yet another addition to this list.

05 May 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' looks solid; anticipating higher collections

Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II is a prime example of how a box office biggie should perform on weekdays. The film had a great run in its first week and is touted to earn even bigger on weekends.

04 May 2023

Celebrity

Happy birthday, Trisha Krishnan: Celebrating actor's best performances on screen

Actor Trisha stunned everyone with her performance as Chola Princess Kundavai in Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan film series.

03 May 2023

Ponniyin Selvan

AR Rahman's composition in 'PS: II' faces plagiarism allegations

Last year, the Kantara makers faced allegations of plagiarism regarding one of its songs. While the controversy ruled headlines for months, a similar allegation has been pressed against one of AR Rahman's compositions for the movie Ponniyin Selvan: II or PS: II.

03 May 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' minting impressive figures on weekdays

Mani Ratnam is one of the most adept filmmakers of Indian cinema. The director has produced several landmark films and his recently released magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II is the latest addition to that list.

02 May 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' clinches its throne

Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II is on a roll!

01 May 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' shines amid positive buzz

Mani Ratnam's recently released film Ponniyin Selvan: II was in buzz ever since the first installment was released in theaters. This film is Tamil cinema's passion project and many have failed earlier to adapt the classic.

30 Apr 2023

Box Office

'PS II' box office: Mani Ratnam's historical-drama crosses Rs. 50cr

The highly-awaited sequel to Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: I finally hit the theaters on Friday and witnessed an overwhelming response from the audiences.

29 Apr 2023

Ponniyin Selvan

'PS II' OTT release: When, where to watch Mani Ratnam-directorial

The second installment of Mani Ratnam's magnum opus film series Ponniyin Selvan was released in the theaters on Friday.

29 Apr 2023

Ponniyin Selvan

'PS II' box office: Mani Ratnam directorial mints Rs. 32cr

After the worldwide success of Ponniyin Selvan: I (2022), Mani Ratnam is all set to witness the triumph of the film's sequel this year.

28 Apr 2023

Movie Review

'Ponniyin Selvan: II' review: Mani Ratnam's magnum opus is masterpiece

What led to Nandini's bitterness toward the Chola empire, especially for Aditya Karilkalan? Were the Cholas able to save their dynasty? Was Arulmozhi Varman saved from the waters? All these questions were answered with the release of Ponniyin Selvan: II on Friday.

28 Apr 2023

Box Office

Box office prediction: 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' will activate minting mode   

Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: II is one of the most anticipated films of this year. After the humongous success of the first installment, fans are finally happy as Part 2 has been released in theaters.

27 Apr 2023

Ponniyin Selvan

Before 'PS II,' revisiting women of Mani Ratnam's 'PS I'

Mani Ratnam's sprawling, majestic, regal cinematic offering Ponniyin Selvan will be back with its second part on April 28, Friday.

26 Apr 2023

Tamil Cinema

'Ponniyin Selvan: II' global screening details out

Ponniyin Selvan: II is one of the most anticipated films of 2023. The sequel to Mani Ratnam's magnum opus has been in the buzz and it is on the verge of creating a sensation at the global box office.

26 Apr 2023

AR Rahman

'Not Hindi, speak in Tamil': AR Rahman to his wife

A video of AR Rahman and his wife Saira Banu from an awards show is going viral on social media. Wondering why? Well, it is because Rahman asked his wife to not speak in Hindi, but rather in Tamil at the event.

22 Apr 2023

Ponniyin Selvan

'Ponniyin Selvan: II': Intro video released in Kamal Haasan's voice

Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan: I left us with many questions: Why did Nandini turn bitter toward the Chola dynasty? Will the Cholas be able to save their throne?

17 Apr 2023

Tamil Cinema

Vikram Prabhu's first look from 'Ponniyin Selvan: II' is out

Mani Ratnam is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of Indian cinema. His recent directorial Ponniyin Selvan: I was a blockbuster and fans were eagerly waiting for the historical drama's second installment titled Ponniyin Selvan: II.

02 Apr 2023

Ponniyin Selvan

Characters to look forward to in Mani Ratnam's 'PS II'

Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan I hit the theaters on September 30, 2022, amid much fanfare and opened to tremendous critical and commercial acclaim, setting the box office on fire.

01 Apr 2023

Bollywood Films

'Ponniyin Selvan,' 'Shaakuntalam': Every major movie coming in April 2023

After the massive success of Shah Rukh Khan-led Pathaan at the box office, audiences are waiting to throng theaters to witness larger-than-life performances.

20 Mar 2023

Tamil Cinema

'Ponniyin Selvan II's first single 'Aga Naga' is out now 

Ponniyin Selvan II is one of the most anticipated ventures. Mani Ratnam awed the viewers with the first installment and it was a huge money spinner at the box office. The pan-India film series is a period drama.

04 Feb 2023

Telugu Films

Akhil Akkineni starrer 'Agent' gets a new release date

Akhil Akkineni starrer spy thriller Agent now has a new release date after multiple postponements.

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