The Best Movies Directed by Mani Ratnam

List of all movies directed by Mani Ratnam ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Mani Ratnam are listed here and include movie posters and Mani Ratnam movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Mani Ratnam as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Mani Ratnam movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Mani Ratnam film is can be factored into this list.

From Mani Ratnam's studio films to Mani Ratnam's independent films, this Mani Ratnam filmography keeps tabs on all Mani Ratnam movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List ranges from Thalapathi to The Duo and more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Mani Ratnam direct?” or “who is Mani Ratnam?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Mani Ratnam?” and “what's a good selection of good Mani Ratnam movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Mani Ratnam films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Mani Ratnam works.

All Mani Ratnam director credits are included. This list of every movie that Mani Ratnam has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Mani Ratnam movie is and which actors starred in the Mani Ratnam film.

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Who has Mani Ratnam worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, and Vikram.

  • Kannathil Muthamittal is a 2002 Tamil drama film directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. It features P. S. Keerthana, Madhavan and Simran in the leading roles with Nandita Das, J. D. Chakravarthy, ...more
  • Bombay
    Shekar (Arvind Swamy) and Shaila (Manisha Koirala) are in love, and although neither of their parents approve of their relationship -- he is Hindu, she is Muslim -- they decide to run off and get ...more
  • Mouna Ragam is a 1986 Indian Tamil romantic drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam, and produced by G. Venkateswaran. The film narrates the life of Divya Chandramouli, who is robbed of her ...more
  • Nayakan
    Nayakan, also known as Nayagan, is a 1987 Indian Tamil crime drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Kamal Haasan. It is loosely based on the real-life Bombay underworld don ...more
  • Roja
    Roja is a 1992 Tamil-language Indian political drama-romance film co-written and directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Arvind Swamy and Madhoo in the lead roles. The film was subsequently dubbed in ...more
  • Thalapathi is a 1991 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam and produced by G. Venkateswaran under the banner of G. V. Films. It stars Rajinikanth, Mammootty and Shobana in the ...more
  • Anjali
    Anjali is a 1990 Tamil language feature film directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Raghuvaran, Revathi, Master Tarun, Baby Shruti and Baby Shamili in the leading roles. The background score and ...more
  • The Duo
    Iruvar is a 1997 Indian Tamil political drama film co-written, directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. The film is loosely based on the relationship between cinema and politics in Tamil Nadu, features ...more
  • Waves
    Directed by Mani Ratnam, starring Madhavan and Shalini, the film explores the tensions of married life and the maturing of love. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman. The ...more
  • Agni Natchathiram is about two half-brothers who come into conflict with each other in their claim for legitimacy as sons of a common father. Directed by Mani Rathnam.
  • Aaytha Ezhuthu is a 2004 Indian Tamil political film written and directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Suriya, Madhavan and Siddharth in the lead roles, with Meera Jasmine, Trisha Krishnan and Esha Deol ...more
  • Dil Se
    Dil Se is a 1998 Bollywood, romantic thriller film in the backdrop of terrorism, directed by Mani Ratnam. The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala in lead roles while Preity Zinta appears in ...more
  • Geethanjali is a 1989 Telugu, romance film produced by C. Praveen Kumar Reddy, P. R. Prasad on Bhagya Lakshmi Pictures banner, written and directed by Mani Ratnam. Starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Girija ...more
  • Guru
    Guru is a 2007 Indian biographical film loosely based on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani, a business magnate who founded Reliance Industries. The film was co-written and directed by Mani Ratnam. It ...more
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  • Raavanan
    Raavanan is a 2010 Indian Tamil thriller film written, produced, and directed by Mani Ratnam. The film features Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Prithviraj in the lead roles, with a supporting cast ...more
  • Thiruda Thiruda is a 1993 Tamil comedy thriller film co-written by Mani Ratnam and Ram Gopal Varma. The film directed by Mani Ratnam, had its soundtrack and background score composed by A. R. Rahman ...more
  • Yuva
    Three men of vastly different backgrounds and ambitions are bound together after an accident on a bridge in Calcutta, India. Michael (Ajay Devgan) is a passionate youth working for a better India. ...more
  • Pallavi Anupallavi is a Kannada film released in 1983, in which Indian director Mani Ratnam made his directorial debut. The movie starred Anil Kapoor in his first leading role. The film deals with an ...more
  • Raavan
    Raavan is a 2010 Indian thriller film directed, written and produced by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram in the lead roles while Govinda, Ravi Kishan, Nikhil Dwivedi, ...more
  • Idaya Kovil is a 1985 Indian Tamil language film directed by Mani Ratnam starring Mohan, Radha, Ambika and Goundamani. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Ilaiyaraaja. This is Mani ...more
  • Pagal Nilavu is a Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam. It is about a carefree youth caught between his loyalty to a mafia don and his love for a cop's sister. The film's score and soundtrack were ...more
  • Unaru
    Unaru is a 1984 Indian feature film Malayalam directed by Mani Ratnam, starring Mohanlal, Sukumaran, Ratheesh, Sabitha Anand, Ashokan and Balan K. Nair. The film gives the inside view of the problems ...more
  • Classmates is a 2006 Malayalam film directed by Lal Jose and written by James Albert. The film has an ensemble cast consisting of Jayasurya, Prithviraj, Narain, Indrajith, Kavya Madhavan, Jagathy ...more
  • Kadal
    Kadal is a 2013 Indian Tamil drama film directed and co-produced by Mani Ratnam. The film features debutantes Gautham Karthik, son of actor Karthik, and Thulasi Nair, daughter of Radha, in the lead ...more