Madras Talkies

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Madras Talkies
Type Madras Talkies is an established film and television production and distribution company.
Founded 1995
Headquarters Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India
Key people Maniratnam, founder.
Suhasini Maniratnam, promoter and partner
G.Srinivasan (deceased), co-producer feature films and TV shows.
U.V. Pani, operations manager
Nithya Balakrishnan, general manager
Website www.madrastalkies.com

Madras Talkies is a film and television production and distribution company in India that started in 1995 with Mani Ratnam and Suhasini Maniratnam as partners. Madras Talkies is actively involved in production of films and television serials, which are distributed all over the world. The company has produced over nine feature films and six television serials.

Ratnam served as a producer on several films such as Chatriyan, Thiruda Thiruda, Bombay and Aasai under "Aalayam Productions" with S. Sriram before setting up the banner in 1997.

The company is in Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu.

Films[edit]

Year Film Cast Director Notes
1997 Iruvar Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Tabu, Gouthami, Aishwarya Rai, Revathi, Nassar Mani Ratnam
1997 Nerrukku Ner Vijay, Surya, Kausalya, Simran Vasanth
1998 Dil Se.. Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta Mani Ratnam Hindi film
2000 Alaipayuthey Madhavan, Shalini, Jayasudha, Swarnamalya Mani Ratnam
2000 Dumm Dumm Dumm Madhavan, Jyothika, Vivek, Manivannan, Murali, Kalpana Azhagam Perumal
2001 Saathiya Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi, Tanuja Shaad Ali Hindi film
2002 Five Star Prasanna, Kanika Subramaniam Susi Ganesan
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal P. S. Keerthana, Madhavan, Simran, Nandita Das, Prakash Raj Mani Ratnam National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
2004 Yuva Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukherji, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol Mani Ratnam Hindi film
Simultaneously made in Tamil as Aayutha Ezhuthu
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie
2004 Aayutha Ezhuthu Surya, Madhavan, Siddharth, Meera Jasmine, Trisha Krishnan, Esha Deol Mani Ratnam Tamil; simultaneously made in Hindi as Yuva.
2007 Guru Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Mithun Chakraborty Mani Ratnam Hindi film
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Movie
2010 Raavan Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Priyamani, Ravi Kishen, Govinda Mani Ratnam Hindi film
2010 Raavanan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Prithviraj, Prabhu, Karthik, Priyamani Mani Ratnam
2013 Kadal Gautham Karthik, Thulasi Nair, Arjun, Lakshmi Manchu, Pasupathy, Lal, Arvind Swamy Mani Ratnam

Television serials[edit]

Serial Director No. of Episodes Channel Frequency
Ganesh & Vasanth Suhasini, V. Priya 43 Sun TV Weekly
Panchavarnam Manobala 39 Sun TV Weekly
Anbulla Snegidheiye V. Priya 127 Sun TV Daily
Punnagai Manobala 30 Sun TV Daily

See also[edit]