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    Lightman's allegations against Mani Ratnam unfair: Raman

    The Lightmen Union on Tuesday slammed one of their own, Manimaran, for his allegation of noncompensation of medical expenses by veteran filmmamker Mani Ratnam as unfair. Manimaran has threatened to go on a hunger strike if not compensated for medical expenses incurred while working on Mani Ratnam's 2007 film Guru. The lightman had suffered a blood-related infection on the sets of Guru, and claims neither the Lightmen Association nor Ratnam's team had compensated him for the treatment in the

    Southern Cinema | April 18, 2017
  • Mani Ratnam, Kaatru Veliyidai, OK Kanmani, real-life inspirations

    Filmmakers grab too much from real life: Mani Ratnam

    Mani Ratnam feels filmmakers at times take too much from the real life and says his upcoming release Kaatru Veliyidai is also inspired from people he has come across. “Most of it is based on people you know or met. So, there are some tacit real-life inspirations if not apparent. Sometimes, I think filmmakers grab too much from real life. You pick from various sources invariably,” he said. While Ratnam's previous outing OK Kanmani was a contemporary romance-drama centered on live-in relationships, Kaatru Veliyidai is

    Entertainment | April 6, 2017
  • Mani Ratnam taught me to simplify things, be rooted: Sharmishta Roy

    National Award winning production designer Sharmishta Roy says working with filmmaker Mani Ratnam twice in a row has taught her to simplify things and be rooted in her approach to work. Having worked in OK Kanmani, Sharmishta reunited with Ratnam for Tamil romantic-drama Kaatru Veliyidai, which is releasing on Friday. Talking about how working with the Roja filmmaker has changed her perspective about cinema, Sharmishta told IANS in an email interaction: "The most valuable takeaway from working with Mani Sir has been

    Southern Cinema | April 4, 2017
  • AR¬†Rahman, Mani Ratnam, Kaatru Veliyidai, Roja, Music

    Every film with Rahman is special journey: Mani Ratnam

    Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday said every collaboration with double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman is a special journey. The filmmaker and composer, along with legendary lyricist Vairamuthu, have been working together for 25 years. Commenting on his long-standing relationship with Rahman, the Roja filmmaker told reporters here: "It's been 25 years, but it just feels like I met Rahman yesterday. "Every film with Rahman is a special journey. He brings newness to each project, new sound and

    Music | March 20, 2017
  • AR Rahman, Mani Ratnam, Mentor, Brohther, Music

    Mani Ratnam a brother, mentor rolled into one: AR Rahman

    Double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, who shares a 25-year-long relationship with filmmaker Mani Ratnam, says he sees the Roja director as a brother and mentor rolled into one. Rahman spoke about his long-standing relationship with Ratnam, his vision for his institute and his music beliefs, in a chat for digital platform Film Companion. Ratnam launched Rahman in his 1992 Tamil film Roja. On celebrating 25 years of Roja by reuniting with Ratnam for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama Kaatru Veliyidai, he

    Music | March 17, 2017