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  1. Mani sir,
    Just saw your latest movie with high expectations but I'm terribly disappointed...
    It pains to see a person of your calibre ill-treat the female lead so badly...There is a supposedly romantic moment in the film where the hero lifts her through his boot....What's wrong with you...How could YOU even think of something like that...
    You always had women in high esteem...
    Very disgusting....

    1. I am disappointed, particularly second half of the movie Katru Veli. It seems mani is relying on music, location and cameraman to do story telling instead of director doing the screen play and actual story. Pathetic sequences in the second half actually drags the whole movie. It degrades an Airforce pilot having affair with multiple flicks and getting married after the girl grown to 4 to 6 years old ...

  2. Hello Mani Ratnam Sir,

    Since I didn't get your mail-id, thought of posting here.

    This is first time I am writing a review about your movie. I was huge fan of your old movies and used to recommend others to watch your movies. But after watching "Kaatru Veliyedi", 'am thinking should I and searching where r u ?

    No surprise that, had recollected all your old movie scenes while watching this movie ! The day you started releasing movies in Hindi, I feel you started losing your uniqueness and you started mixing characters/culture, so that the movie can be released in North India. ( One such example is getting pregnant before marriage which has become so easy say for you nowdays !!)

    How long you are planning to continue these fragile lovers emotions and testing the audience patience? Now ppl feel that, you are ran out good stories and trying to bring old successful love formula with the broken spoiled young generation culture !

    Without the music and cinematography, 'am sure that could have left this movie half-way. fortune that, 'Ok Kanmani', you had a narrow escape...

    Please get out this love based stories as it's really boring the way you repeating with the new cream. We want you to bring movies back like 'Thalapathi, Nayagan' or new juice but not another 'Kaatru Veliyedi' !!

    Better luck Next time.

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  4. Dear maniratnam, earlier your films mixed romance with certain strong national happenings. Eg. Roja and Dil se films had Kashmir terrorism, Bombay had Hindu Muslim agitation and depicted on unity, kannathil muthamittal had Sri Lanka fights, etc. But now your movies are not having such strong tagline. A director of your calibre can do stories by mixing romance with certain events like organs stealing in hospitals or biological warfare, etc or even stories related to naxalite problems. You can do better in such stories. I am your fan and hope to see such movies.

  5. Mani Sir, I am pretty sure many would have asked you the same but can I be your Assistant Director (I don't know a thing about direction but I am really interested in making beautiful movies)

    1. Hey..
      I am into me on Whatsapp

  6. Namskaram Mani Sir,

    No sure if I have the credibility nor experience to talk or comment about your creation. I do understand that we need to treat every creation by nature or human as beautiful because beauty lies in its uniqueness and variation. It’s always been easy for someone to express their viewpoint by looking at the final product. My humble request is to have a nativity in your story or script sir. Trust me sir, just because of 'MANI RATHNAM' a global brand people will watch your movie. I do understand your intention to make a movie for Indian audience. Unfortunately, we have a diversified culture hence I strongly believe having a generic story line is quite challenging. We would love to see your movie which has a strong backing of a specific culture. Please accept my sincere thanks for entertaining us for more than 3 decades.

    With love + respect,
    Ganesh Kumar Sreenivasan.

  7. Hello Mani sir,

    Deleted the post couple of times not sure if it is right on me to comment on your hard work and creation. but finally made up my mind to pen down my thoughts.

    KV was AWESOME..

    It is good to see movies evolving with time to reflect current social issues / trends instead of making them a figment of imagination or larger than life.

    The way you ensure songs are part of narration instead of treating them as "extra-fit" is superb. If I miss a song from your movie I know I have missed a greater portion of narration.

    Snow-fight, introducing preg. sis, ensuing fight, climax – everything about KV was real, simple, powerful and NOT MELODRAMTIC - you deserve a standing ovation for making them so real - DEJA VU. spl mention to climax - that's how one of my friend's introduced her kid to its father. Dialogues are so real... invariably we come across guys boasting or shouting in midst of their friends and girls crying - you treats me like pickle to curd rice / use and throw paper cup.

    Not being able to attach emotionally to the story is a blessing again - ppl don't get attached to their face in mirror :-)


    Pls ignore / excuse if it was not appropriate on me to comment on your baby.


  8. Kaatru Veliyidai- A Manirathnam film.

    There are two sides to how Manirathnam excels in his movies.
    His storytelling prowess and the best use of technicians in his movies especially cinematography, music and editing.

    I would rate this movie as one of the best in terms of Manirathnam using cinematography to make each frame of this movie visually pleasing, aesthetically immense and technically proficient. Each frame of the movie can be frozen to please our senses. The visual angle created in cinematography adds to the magnificent and spectacular picturisation.

    As for storytelling, Manirathnam seems to have lost his magical touch. He made it as a simple narration of the story alternating between now and flashbacks.
    It is all the more confusing to comprehend what he is trying to portray his lead characters as.

    The movie starts with an Air Force officer at Kargil war evicting himself from a fighter plane, falling onto enemy territory and then being imprisoned in Pakistan prison. It then beautifully expands into a flashback of pleasant memories of his girl friend and painful memories of how badly he treated her.

    He gets badly injured in an accident and is taken to the air base hospital where the fate and serendipity bring love of his life as a young doctor who reports to her duty on the first day. It is not anybody's guess then that she heals his body and steals his heart.

    The movie then unfolds as a beautifully scripted Manirathnam's love story where Varun (Karthi) and Leela Abraham (Aditi Rao) who are completely opposite people fall in love. Their love and romance are then moving perilously closer to breakup everytime Varun shouts and fights for no obvious reason. Here is where the audience get confused.

    Why Varun enters into unprovoked altercations to belittle his beautiful girlfriend in front of his colleagues? Why Leela with her beautiful, vulnerability coated porcelain like face comes back to him after all his male chauvinistic, preposterous and at times psychopathic behavior? The only plausible explanation for his behaviour, as he himself says in a scene, is that he has been trained to fight. That's not very convincing
    Mr Manirathnam!

    How does Varun escape from Pakistan prison and cross the Indian borders? Does he feel sorry for what he did to his girlfriend? What is the surprise Leela holds for him? In fact, this is the only surprise at the end for the Indian movie audience who are more used to twists and turns in the screenplay.

    Nevertheless, Karthi and Aditi Rao, however flawed their roles are, have done their parts brilliantly.

    AR Rahman's music is rich with sophistication and is just fitting to the scenes with one or two catchy tunes. We invariably end up comparing the musical masterpieces Ilayaraja created for Manirathnam in his movies.

    I would say AR Rahman music is cerebrally sensitizing but Ilayaraja's music was musically innervating our hearts and making us feel the emotional connections with the movie. This kind of emotional connection by music would have made a greater impact on us of this aesthetically stunning visual treat from Manirathnam 😀

    Dr Nallasivan

  9. Sir/Ma'am,

    i wold be very happy if i can make an appointment with the manager and talk. I have tried the numbers and I would never walk in with out an appointment or a phone call. kindly let me know how to get in touch. My email is Many thanks.

  10. please look on my profile on facebook id Ravi sundaram/ I want give a support for Ponniyin Selvan if you do it/ thank you

  11. வணக்கம் சார், என்னிடம் ஒரு கதை உள்ளது அதன் ஒன் லைன், பிறப்பால் பாகிஸ்தானி என்றலும் இறப்பால் இந்தியான் என்று கூறி தூக்கு தண்டனை ஏற்கும் தீவிர வாதியின் கதை நீங்கள் விரும்பும் பட்சத்தில் கதை முழுவதும் சொல்ல தயாராக உள்ளேன் தங்கள் பதிலுக்காக காத்து இருக்கிறேன் ,இவன் N ராகவ்ஷர்மா

  12. hello sir,
    can I get the contact information of director samuthirakanni sir???

  13. Mr. Mani Ratnam. I am Guna - Senior Auditor in Def Accts Deptt from bangalore. I am a 30 year old, vastly experienced and reputed THEATRE (adv.version of Drama) personality specialised in acting since 1984 apart from direction,writing and singing (orchestra). I was trained by national and international theatre stalwarts apart from teachers of National School of Drama, New Delhi. V met in 1992 during the making of THIRUDA THIRUDA in which u ve offered me small role which i have refused for want of challenging roles. I returned to Delhi due to my official and domestic demands and felled by ill luck. Once again i m here and raring to roar if given chance.I came to meet you many times, incl today (13/5/17) but was not allowed as usual perhaps they would ve thought me as a normal beggar. A black BMW in your office entrance was making fun of me. If u respond i will submit by CV in person or by post. IT IS PAINFUL TO SEE THAT THERE IS NO MECHANISM (AND HUMANISM) AT PLACE IN INDUSTRY TO RECEIVE & RESPECT TALENTED, HONEST AND DECENT CHANCE SEEKERS. V can compromise with attire but not sensible sensitivity. Thanx and all d best for ur endeavours. Hope to be part of ur future endeavours. Expecting a respecting reciprocation soon.

  14. Hi Admin,

    Can I have an email address to get in touch with someone at Madras Talkies.


  15. Hello Sir
    I just wish to know that whether a person can submit a script or do you accept scripts from outsiders. If there is any slight chance, I'd like to submit my script to you.

  16. Dear Mrs Maniratnam, Very pleasantly surprised to know you are an LRE fan. I started an FB page a few years ago to share her music since it seems that aside from the 4-5 of her songs sung regularly by reality show contestants the rest have all been but forgotten. Please do visit the page at your leisure and would love to get your input and feedback.


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