Bollywood has a reason to celebrate today as versatile film director and producer Mani Ratnam has turned 58.
Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam, popularly known as Mani Ratnam has earned the reputation of being one of the best film directors in Indian cinema, and with so many hits and wide critical acclaims, Ratnam surely deserves so.
Although, Ratnam has been pre-dominantly associated with Tamil movies but his contribution to Bollywood has also been exceptional. He made his debut in film direction with a Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983) which fetched Ratnam with huge critical appreciation and an award for the screenplay at the Karnataka State Film Awards.
Since then the talented film maker came up with series of great movies and scores of awards and nominations. Mani Ratnam has always been recognised for his unique story telling style and substance full film making.
Ratnam was born in erstwhile Madras in 1956 and belongs from a film making family as his father Venus Gopalratnam was a film producer and so is his brother G. Venkateshwaran.
After acquiring a management degree from Mumbai, Ratnam initially started his career as a management consultant; however as he had film making in his blood, Ratnam soon stepped into his ideal genre.
Now, we wish the great film maker a very happy birthday and to celebrate the day, here's a list of Mani Ratnam's best Bollywood films till date.