Mouna Ragam: Subtle Symphony – Birth of a film maker

Mouna Ragam (Silent Tune) released in 1986 marked the arrival of an intelligent filmmaker. Mani Ratnam had earlier directed Unaru (Malayalam), Pallavi Anu Pallavi (Kannada), Pagal Nilavu and Idaya Koyil (Tamil) but they did not create any ripples at the box office. He was noticed in Pagal Nilavu, which went on to become a cult…

Idaya Kovil – When Mani Ratnam played to the gallery

After making his presence felt in the tinsel world with films like Pallavi Anupallavi (Kannada) and Unaroo (Malayalam), Mani Ratnam entered Tamil Cinema with Pagal Nilavu. While these 3 films did not exactly set the cash registers ringing heavily, there was an indelible trace of the talent that was to emerge from there on. Most…