Today Mani Ratnam celebrates his 59th birthday and on this eve we would like to show you some of the facts related to this legend.
1. Mani Ratnam’s original name is Gopal Ratnam Subramaniam Iyer
2. He is a vegetarian
3. Even though he is a Tamilian, his debut was a Kannada movie named Pallavi Anupallavi starring Anil Kapoor and Lakshmi
4. Legendary director Balu Mahendra acted as photographer for Pallavi Anupallavi even though Mani Ratnam has no directorial experience
5. He is known for his association with Maestro Ilayaraja who gave some mind blowing music for his movies like Nayagan, Thalapathi, Anjali, Mouna Ragam
6. Mani Ratnam introduced a musical wonder called A R Rahman through Roja before breaking his association with Ilayaraja
7. He has collaborated with some of the top level technicians of the country such as P C Sreeram, Rajeev Menon, Sreekar Prasad, Santosh Sivan, Ravi K Chandran, Ram Gopal Varma etc.
8. He has directed in Four Indian Languages viz., Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi
9. Mani Ratnam’s movie Nayagan was featured one among the TIME Magazine’s 100 All time greatest movies
10. His movie Roja was the only Indian film to be featured on TIME Magazine’s 10 Best Sound Tracks of all time
11. Mani Ratnam has won 6 National Awards, 9 Filmfare awards, 12 International Film awards and so on
12. Maniratnam was the one who introduced Aishwarya Rai to movies through his film Iruvar
13. Unlike the rest of the directors, Mani Ratnam doesn’t enact and show the scenes. Instead he gives the scenes to the actors and asks them to do on their own.
14. Mani Ratnam has never shot a single frame of his film outside India. Every beautiful scenery in his film is from India. Only Guru was shot in Turkey and Istanbul due to the Story’s demand. Those awesome sceneries from Alaipayuthey or Saathiya are from India
15. He has a special affinity towards Rain and Train
16. Last but not the least, his masterpieces
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