Mani Ratnam in conversation with Peter Webber (2015)

A rare on-stage interview with one of India’s most acclaimed and best loved commercial directors, widely attributed for revolutionising Tamil cinema, and inspiring Bollywood. Mani Ratnam talks about his life and career producing some of India’s most successful films of all time, which rare for commercial cinema have gained both critical awards and box office success. Ratnam’s films like Bombay, Roja, Dil Se, Nayakan and this year O Kadhal Kanmani are known for powerful socio-political scripts, sharp direction, flamboyant cinematography, crisp editing and of course unforgettable music, collaborating with composers like AR Rahman. We will also hear about his screenwriting and producer work and working with some of India’s greatest actors. Mani Ratnam was awarded the Padma Shree in 2002, one of India’s highest civilian honours.

Video Courtesy of BFI, in partnership with the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival.


Anurag Kashyap