Director Mani Ratnam may not be working with Ilayaraja for the past two decades, especially after the director launched AR Rahman in ‘Roja‘ in the early 1990. But this doesn’t mean that Mani Ratnam‘s admiration for the maestro has come down.

The ace filmmaker expressed it at a recent event in Chennai, which was organised to launch the book ‘Conversation with Mani Ratnam‘.

“Ilayaraja is a genius. I am nothing when I stood before him for the first time, asking him to compose music for my film. From that time, he gave life to my movies with his music,” said Mani Ratnam.

The book by National Award winning film critic Baradwaj Rangan carries his conversations with Mani Ratnam. The director has shared many a thing in the book.


The buzz in tinsel town is that the audio launch of Kadal will happen on December 17th. Music director AR Rahman had released a single from this album on MTV some days ago and this created a lot of expectations among his fans and music buffs.

This romantic entertainer, which is set in a fishing hamlet, is directed by veteran director Mani Ratnam. Yet another reason for the fans anticipating this film is that it will mark the debut of Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair, son and daughter of yesteryear stars Karthik and Radha respectively. With the music launch planned, movie buffs are excited and are waiting in anticipation for the D-Day!

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