Madras Talkies

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Madras Talkies
Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 1995
Founder Mani Ratnam, Suhasini
Headquarters Chennai, India
Key people
Mani Ratnam, Suhasini
Products Films
Owner Mani Ratnam
Website www.madrastalkies.com

Madras Talkies is an Indian entertainment company, which was established by director Mani Ratnam and his wife, actress Suhasini Maniratnam 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 with 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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, 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Perumal, AzhagamAzhagam 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Ganesan, SusiSusi 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 Ali, ShaadShaad 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 Ratnam, ManiMani Ratnam Suriya, R. Madhavan, Siddharth, Meera Jasmine, Trisha, 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. [9]
Yuva 2004 Hindi Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Ratnam, ManiMani 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 Ali, ShaadShaad 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 Ratnam, ManiMani Ratnam Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari [17]
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 2018 Hindi Ali, ShaadShaad Ali Hrithik Roshan, Amrita Puri, Zareen Khan, Ayaz Khan

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]

References[edit]

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