TOP 10 SOUTH INDIAN MOVIES OF MANI RATNAM

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Mani Ratnam is an Indian film director known for making Tamil movies. He is also a screenwriter and producer. He has won many awards for directing good films. His upcoming film is Ponniyan Selvan:1. Here are some great South Indian films directed by him.

1. Pallavi Anu Pallavi

Pallavi Anu Pallavi is a romantic drama released in 1983. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast of this film is Anil Kapoor, Lakshmi, and Kiran Virale. The story is about a man who falls in love with an older woman. The film revolves around the demands of relationships and society.

2. Pagal Nilavu

Pagal Nilavu is a Tamil film released in 1985. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast of this film is Murali, Revathi, and Sarath Babu. Pagal Nilavu is about Selvam, who is indebted to Devarajan. Devarajan takes advantage of the situation when Selvam falls for a girl.

3. Mouna Ragam

Mouna Ragam is a romantic film released in 1986. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast of this film is Revathi, Mohan, and Karthik. The film is about Divya, forced by her father to marry Chandrakumar. She is still in her grave because of her ex-boyfriend's death.

4. Geethanjali

Geethanjali is a romantic drama released in 1989. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast of this film is Nagarjuna, Girija Shettar, and Vijay Chandar. Geethanjali is about two terminally ill, fall in love with each other, but when the girl learns about the boy's illness, she moves out of his life.

5. Anjali

Anjali is a musical drama released in 1990. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast is Shamlee, Revathi, and Raghuvaran. The story revolves around a little girl, Anjali, who has a cognitive disorder. The film is about how her parents struggle while raising her.

6. Bombay

The film Bombay is a romantic musical released in 1995. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast of this film is Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, and M. Nasser. The story is about a Muslim woman and a Hindu man falling for each other and getting married. They move to Mumbai and face communal riots.

7. Iruvar

Iruvar is a political drama released in 1997. Iruvar was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast of this film is Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai, and Revathi. The story is about a failing actor who becomes friends with a political man. As they rise in popularity, they end up in fights.

8. Alaipayuthey

Alaipayuthey is a romantic drama released in 2000. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast of this film is R. Madhavan, Shalini, and Swarnamala. The story is about Karthik and Shakti. They marry each other against their parent's wishes. Later, they realize that their life is not as good as they thought.

9. O Kadhal Kanmani

This is a romantic drama released in 2015. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast of this film is Nithya Menen, Dulquer Salman, and Prakash Raj. The film is about Adi and Tara. They both like each other, but Adi and Tara do not believe in marriage, so they start living together.

10. Kattru Veliyidai

Kattru Veliyidai is a romantic thriller movie released in 2017. This film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The main cast is Karthik, Aditi Rao Hydari, and RJ Balaji. The story is about an Indian army pilot imprisoned by Pakistani forces where he falls for a doctor, Leela.