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Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam, a leading movie maker of India, consistently chooses realistic contemporary themes and complex plots for his movies in an industry often accused of making commercial, fairy-tale formula movies also called Masala Movies. His movies are generally in Tamil, but he has also made films in other languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. Known for his astute sense of camera, Mani Ratnam, works out a perfect recipe for all kinds of audience in India. Of late, his movies have come to be acknowledged abroad too.

His rich repertoire include

His characteristic stereotypes include music by AR Rahman and earlier Ilayaraja, a strong story line, sharp dialogue, camera play with a penchant for the dark and streaks of light and rain.

See also: Indian film