It is the dream of every big star to work in the films of famous filmmaker Mani Ratnam. From South’s film industry to Bollywood, Manitnam made more than one great films. Mani Ratnam was born on 2 June 1956 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Mani Ratnam has given Bollywood great films like ‘Bombay’, ‘Dil Se’ and ‘Guru’. His first directorial film was Pallavi Anu Pallavi in 1983 in Tamil. Anil Kapoor and Laxmi were in lead roles in this film.
But Mani Ratnam got recognition from the 1986 Tamil film ‘Mouna Raagam’. Revathi and Mohan were lead roles in the film. Which was a super hit. Mani Ratnam also received the National Award for this film. In Hindi, he directed the first film ‘Dil Se’ which was well received by the critics and the audience. Mani Ratnam directed the film ‘Roja’ in 1992. This was the film from which AR Rahman made his debut. It is to be known that Mani Ratnam’s full name is Gopal Ratnam Subramaniam. He worked as a consultant before venturing into the film world. Mani Ratnam’s films created history in Bollywood from ‘Roja’ to ‘Guru’.
It was a romantic thriller film. This film of Arvind Swami and Madhu starrer Mani Ratnam earned a lot of name at that time. Not only was this film a super hit, the songs of the film also became very popular. These songs are still in people’s mind. This Mani Ratnam film is the story of a simple girl from Tamil Nadu who is on a mad search for her lost husband. Her husband is kidnapped by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir during a secret undercover mission. Mani Ratnam shot this very simple story very well.
In Mani Ratnam’s Bombay (1995), the main characters are played by Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala. The music in this is given by AR Rahman. The story of the film is based on the love of Shekhar Mishra Narayan and Shaila Bano who want to get married. They get married after running away from home and come to Mumbai hiding from the family. Here both of them have settled a happy world with children after marriage, but the riots spread in Mumbai destroy everything. Cinematographers will never forget this film.
Dil Se (1998)
The Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala starrer also had a terrorist background story, where a journalist falls in love with a suicidal terrorist woman. The story of the film revolves around a journalist named Amar who falls in love with a mysterious girl. However, she does not understand Amar’s feelings. When Amar is ready for marriage, she asks him for help in completing one of her tasks. Even today, the song ‘Chal Chaiyya-Chaiya’ from this film remains included in the favorite list of people
This film by Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi starrer Mani Ratnam was also a classic film. In which the stories of 4 different people were shown on the silver screen. Mani Ratnam received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film and also the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for this film..
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan did something that no one expected from Guru, which came in 2007. Ash played Abhishek Bachchan very well and Guru was a super hit everywhere. Since then the chemistry of both is clearly visible on screen as well as in real life. The special thing about this film was that Abhishek proposed to Aish on the set of this film. The story of this film was of a young boy who comes out of a small village to become a big businessman.