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Mani Ratnam: ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ offered huge scope to me as a filmmaker

Director Mani Ratnam on his magnum opus 'Ponniyin Selvan' and how the success of SS Rajamouli's 'Baahubali' opened new doors for him Director Mani Ratnam on his magnum opus 'Ponniyin Selvan' and how the success of SS Rajamouli's 'Baahubali' opened new doors for him Mani Ratnam doesn't take tags seriously. Mention the tag 'pan Indian', the latest in-phrase in cinema, in the context of his latest magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan , PS1), and the filmmaker shrugs. “I have no idea [if it’s pan-Indian]," he smiles, adding, "Only the outside world gives such brackets. We've made a film as honestly as possible on the book it's based on. We'll accept whatever tags come along the way.” Described as India's first pan-Indian director by his peers SS Rajamouli and Shankar, Mani Ratnam seems conten...
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‘Saandram’ and ‘Varnam’ filmmaker Ashokan passes away

Ashokan is best remembered for 'Mookkilla Rajyathu,' one of the most memorable comedies in Malayalam cinema, which was co-directed with Thaha Ashokan is best remembered for 'Mookkilla Rajyathu,' one of the most memorable comedies in Malayalam cinema, which was co-directed with Thaha Filmmaker Raman Ashok Kumar, known as Ashokan, passed away at a private hospital in Ernakulam on Sunday. He was 60. Mr. Ashokan, who was an IT entrepreneur in his later years, was admitted at the hospital for the past few weeks with multiple health issues. Starting his career as an assistant director to filmmaker J. Sasikumar in the 1980s, he later struck out as an independent director with Varnamstarring Jayaram, Ranjini and Suresh Gopi in 1989. He followed this up next year with Saandrama co-directo...
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Is Mani Ratnam planning to reunite with Shah Rukh Khan after ‘Dil Se’? Here’s what the filmmaker has to say! | Hindi Movie News

Mani Ratnam and Shah Rukh Khan worked together in 'Dil Se' which also starred Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta in lead roles. In a recent interview, the filmmaker opened up about the possibilities of reuniting with the superstar for a film. In an interview with a news portal, the ace director was asked if he is planning to work again with SRK, Replying to the same, Mani Ratnam said that he often meets King Khan at various events. However, he does not have a script ready for him. According to him, it is driven by an idea of ​​a script. Once he has an idea, for which Shah Rukh will be right, he will approach the superstar, the filmmaker told Pinkvilla. Mani Ratnam is all set for the release of his magnum opus, 'Ponniyin Selvan I' which stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a double r...
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Filmmaker Ashokan whose works include Saandram and Varnam dies

Filmmaker Raman Ashok Kumar, known as Ashokan, passed away at a private hospital in Ernakulam on Sunday. He was 60. Mr. Ashokan, who was an IT entrepreneur in his later years, was admitted at the hospital for the past few weeks with multiple health issues. Starting his career as an assistant director to filmmaker J. Sasikumar in the 1980s, he later struck out as an independent director with Varnamstarring Jayaram, Ranjini and Suresh Gopi in 1989. He followed this up next year with Saandrama co-directorial with Thaha, which had Suresh Gopi and Parvathy as a newly married couple whose honeymoon trip is marred by a dangerous man who is on their pursuit.But Ashokan is best remembered for Mookkilla Rajyathu, one of the most memorable comedies in Malayalam cinema, which was also co-directe...
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South Buzz: Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni at ‘The Ghost’ pre-release; ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ pre-sales; filmmaker Ashokan no more | Malayalam Movie News

With riveting content and gripping narratives, films from the South of India are already grabbing the attention of movie buffs from across the globe. If you are new to South cinema, or an ardent follower, we have good news for you! You no longer have to worry about missing out on the hottest happenings and headlines from South cinema. ETimes presents, South Buzz, a daily segment where we bring you all the latest and biggest happenings from South cinema, via our bee, with all the updates you need to know! With Navratri celebrations around the corner, it's a wonderful time for filmmakers, who are aiming for festival releases, including Telugu biggies 'The Ghost' and 'God Father'. Your bee is indeed animated, as in the Tamil industry, the celebrations are on because the advance bookin...
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2018 contempt case: Delhi HC proceeds ex-parte against filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, others | Hindi Movie News

The Delhi High Court on Monday proceeded ex-parte against filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, scientist Anand Ranganathan, and magazine and a news portal as nobody appeared for them in connection with a 2018 suo moto contempt case. During the course of the hearing, a bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Amit Sharma noted that none among the three appeared before the court despite issuing notices. Accordingly, the court proceeded with the hearing and listed it for further hearing on March 16. The case is in connection with their remarks against high court Justice S. Muralidhar who had quashed rights activist Gautam Navlakha's house arrest order and transit remand in the Bhima Koregaon case in 2018. In the previous hearing on May 4, also the court had noted the absence of the trio in t...