Madras Talkies

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Madras Talkies
TypePrivate
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedChennai, Tamil Nadu in 1995
FoundersMani Ratnam
G. Srinivasan
Headquarters,
Key people
Mani Ratnam
Suhasini
ProductsFilms
OwnerMani Ratnam
Websitewww.madrastalkies.com

Madras Talkies is an Indian entertainment company, which was established by director Mani Ratnam and his brother G. Srinivasan as partners in 1995. Madras Talkies has actively involved in production of films and television serials, which are distributed all over the world. The company has produced fifteen feature films and six television serials.

Prior to Madras Talkies, Ratnam previously served as a film producer on several projects with Aalayam Productions, alongside S. Sriram. Through his own directorial venture, Iruvar (1997), Madras Talkies made its debut as Ratnam's official production studio.

Films[edit]

Title Year Language Director Cast Synopsis Ref.
Iruvar 1997 Tamil Mani Ratnam Mohanlal, Aishwarya Rai, Prakash Raj, Tabu A struggling actor gradually grows into the Tamil film industry's leading actor and enters politics to become Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister. [1]
Nerukku Ner 1997 Tamil Vasanth Vijay, Suriya, Kausalya, Simran Following the break up of a passport official and his wife, their respective brothers become enemies. The pair are later forced to reconcile to save their niece, who gets kidnapped by an MLA, who wants to avenge the passport official. [2]
Dil Se.. 1998 Hindi Mani Ratnam Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta Set in the backdrop of the insurgency in Northeast India, an executive of All India Radio falls in love with a mysterious woman, who turns out to be a Liberationists suicide bomber. [3]
Alaipayuthey 2000 Tamil Mani Ratnam R. Madhavan, Shalini Karthik and Shakthi fall in love against the wishes of their parents in suburban Chennai. Following their secret marriage, the pair experience the tensions of married life and the maturing of their love. [4]
Dumm Dumm Dumm 2001 Tamil Azhagam Perumal R. Madhavan, Jyothika An unhappy groom and bride draw up plans to stop their wedding, but they fizzle out. Just when they begin to fall in love, a real fight stops the wedding. The pair subsequently rekindle in Chennai. [5]
Kannathil Muthamittal 2002 Tamil Mani Ratnam R. Madhavan, Simran, Nandita Das, Keerthana A child of Sri Lankan Tamil parentage, who is adopted by Indian parents, demands to return to North Sri Lanka to meet her biological mother in the midst of the Sri Lankan Civil War. [6]
Five Star 2002 Tamil Susi Ganesan Prasanna, Kanika, Krishna Four college friends investigate the whereabouts of another friend, who was forced into a marriage by his father. After discovering that he fled from his new wife, they decide to try to find him in London. [7]
Saathiya 2002 Hindi Shaad Ali Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji Aditya and Suhani fall in love against the wishes of their parents in suburban Mumbai. Following their secret marriage, the pair experience the tensions of married life and the maturing of their love. [8]
Aayutha Ezhuthu 2004 Tamil Mani Ratnam Suriya, R. Madhavan, Siddharth, Esha Deol, Meera Jasmine, Trisha A goon – who dreams of making it big in life, a student leader – who strives to keep politicians away from college election and a youngster – who wants to settle abroad, have their lives change after an incident on a bridge. [9]
Yuva 2004 Hindi Mani Ratnam Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukherji, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol A goon – who dreams of making it big in life, a student leader – who strives to keep politicians away from college election and a youngster – who wants to settle abroad, have their lives change after an incident on a bridge. [10]
Guru 2007 Hindi Mani Ratnam Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Mithun Chakraborty An ambitious man leaves his small village behind to pursue his dream of opening his own business. He gradually grows into India's largest business magnate and is faced with questions concerning the integrity of his success. [11]
Raavan 2010 Hindi Mani Ratnam Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister. The kidnapped woman later begins to develop feelings for her kidnapper, blurring the line of who is good and who is evil. [12]
Raavanan 2010 Tamil Mani Ratnam Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Prithviraj A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister. The kidnapped woman later begins to develop feelings for her kidnapper, blurring the line of who is good and who is evil. [13]
Kadal 2013 Tamil Mani Ratnam Gautham Karthik, Thulasi Nair, Arjun, Arvind Swamy A wayward youth believes that bad will triumph over good. He implicates his classmate, who is good hearted and god fearing, into a case of adultery and murder after several years. The pair consequently influence the life of a young fisherman. [14]
O Kadhal Kanmani 2015 Tamil Mani Ratnam Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menen, Prakash Raj, Leela Samson Aditya and Tara opt to briefly have a live-in relationship, before they go their separate ways for their respective careers. The pair's reflection on the idea of marriage gets gradually influenced by the intimacy of their elderly landlords. [15]
Ok Jaanu 2017 Hindi Shaad Ali Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Leela Samson Aditya and Tara opt to briefly have a live-in relationship, before they go their separate ways for their respective careers. The pair's reflection on the idea of marriage gets gradually influenced by the intimacy of their elderly landlords. [16]
Kaatru Veliyidai 2017 Tamil Mani Ratnam Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari A military pilot, being held as a prisoner of war in Pakistan, remembers his intense romance with a local doctor. [17]
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam 2018 Tamil Mani Ratnam Arvind Swami, STR, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aditi Rao Hydari A family of gangsters go through a power struggle as they attempt to find the assassin who killed their father. [18]
Vaanam Kottatum 2020 Tamil Dhana Sekhar Sarathkumar, Raadhika, Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Rajesh, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Madonna Sebastian A man's relationship with his wife and kids is jeopardised by a revelation from his past. [19]
Putham Pudhu Kaalai 2020 Tamil Various Various [20]
Ponniyin Selvan 2022 Tamil Mani Ratnam Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha

Web Series[edit]

Key
Series that have not yet been released Denotes series that have not yet been released
List of series produced by Madras Talkies
Title Year Director Cast Language OTT Ref.
Navarasa Series that have not yet been released 2021 Arvind Swami, Bejoy Nambiar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Halitha Shameem, K. V. Anand, Karthick Naren, Karthik Subbaraj, Ponram, Rathindran R. Prasad Suriya, Siddharth, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Pavel Navageethan, Rajesh Balachandran, Sree Raam, Ammu Abhirami, Vijay Sethupathi, Prakash Raj, Revathi, Vikranth, Aishwarya Rajesh, Arvind Swami, Prasanna, Sai Siddharth, Shamna Kasim, Bobby Simha, Sananth, Gautham Karthik, Saravanan, Robo Shankar, Azhagam Perumal, Nithya Menen, Riythvika, Ashok Selvan, Ramesh Thilak, Vidhu Tamil Netflix

Television serials[edit]

Serial Director No. of Episodes Channel Frequency Ref
Ganesh & Vasanth Suhasini, V. Priya 43 Sun TV Weekly [21]
Panchavarnam Manobala 39 Sun TV Weekly
Anbulla Snegidheiye V. Priya 127 Sun TV Daily [22]
Punnagai Manobala 30 Sun TV Daily [23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ "Aditya, Shraddha wrap up 'OK Jaanu'". 30 May 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.
  16. ^ Menon, Vishal (7 April 2017). "Kaatru Veliyidai: prisoners of love and war". Retrieved 1 October 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.
  17. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (27 September 2018). "Chekka Chivantha Vaanam review: Guns, greed and glory" – via www.thehindu.com.
  18. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (17 August 2019). "How team 'Vaanam Kottatum' shot on busy city roads when it rained heavily" – via www.thehindu.com.
  19. ^ "dna". DNA India. 5 October 2020.
  20. ^ TAMIL TALKIES - Events & Happenings at the Wayback Machine (archived 12 December 2000)
  21. ^ TamilTalkies " Anbulla Snegidhiye" at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 December 2001)
  22. ^ Madras Talkies Presents... PUNNAGAI at the Wayback Machine (archived 12 December 2000)