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List of Mani Ratnam Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Nayakan (1987)
76
5
Nayakan
76
5

A young man named Velu witnesses his father being brutally murdered. Therefore, he kills a corrupt policeman, which puts him on the wrong side of the law. He escapes to Mumbai, and over time, he becomes a well-known and respected gangster.

Starring:
Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh, Janagaraj, Karthika
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
2. Thalapathi (1991)
67
5
Thalapathi
67
5

Surya is a young man who grew up in the slums, after being orphaned. He fights for the rights of the poor. His life changes when he meets a good-hearted crime boss named Devaraj, and begins to work for him as his commander. However, things get ugly when a new district collector arrives. 

Starring:
Rajinikanth, Srividya, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
3. Alai Payuthey (2000)
69
4
Alai Payuthey
69
4
Starring:
Arvind Swamy, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Madhavan, Shalini, Swarnamalya
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
4. Iruvar (1997)
51
4
Iruvar
51
4
Starring:
Aishwarya Rai, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mohanlal, Tabu, Gautami
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
5. Mouna Ragam (1986)
45
4
Mouna Ragam
45
4
Starring:
Mohan, Revathy, Karthik, V.K. Ramasami
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
6. A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
43
4
A Peck on the Cheek
43
4
Starring:
Prakash Raj, Simran, Nandita Das, Madhavan, Keerthana Parthiepan
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
7. Bombay (1995)
43
3
Bombay
43
3

A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall for each other in a small village, and they elope to get married. They eventually move to Mumbai, and they soon have two children. However, growing religious tensions and communal riots threaten to tear them apart.

Starring:
Sonali Bendre, Prakash Raj, Tinnu Anand, Akash Khurana, Arvind Swamy
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
8. Roja (1992)
40
5
Roja
40
5

Roja is a romantic drama thriller film which tells the story of a simple village girl named Roja, who gets married to a man living in the city. They seem to have a happy and content life, but things turn upside down after her husband gets kidnapped by militants during a secret operation in Kashmir. Now it is up to Rosa to find her husband and rescue him.  

Starring:
Pankaj Kapur, Shiva Rindani, Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Nassar
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
9. Anjali (1990)
29
2
Anjali
29
2
Starring:
Revathy, Saranya Ponvannan, Prabhu, Raghuvaran, Shanti Priya
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
10. Gitanjali (1989)
27
2
Gitanjali
27
2
Starring:
Akkineni Nagarjuna, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Vijayakumar, Girija Shettar, Radhabai, Sumitra
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
11. Dil Se.. (1998)
30
3
Dil Se..
30
3

Amar is a journalist working for All India Radio, who falls for a mysterious woman Meghna who doesn’t seem to share the same feelings for him. However, when Amar prepares to get married to another girl, Meghna shows up, asking for help. Eventually, Amar finds out that Meghna is actually part of a terrorist group.

Starring:
Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvir Yadav, Sabyasachi Chakraborty
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
12. Guru (2007)
29
5
Guru
29
5

This drama film tells the story of Gurukant Desai, a simple young villager, whose father discourages him from having big dreams. He soon goes to Turkey and gets a job. Although he is offered a promotion, he refuses, saying that he wants to work for himself. He soon returns to India to start his own business and rises to become the biggest business tycoon in India.

Starring:
Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavan
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
13. OK Kanmani (2015)
34
3
OK Kanmani
34
3
Starring:
Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menen, Prakash Raj, Nithya Menon, Leela Samson, Vinodhini Vaidynathan
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
14. Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)
26
3
Ayitha Ezhuthu
PG-13
26
3
Starring:
Bharathiraja, Madhavan, Esha Deol, Meera Jasmine, Suriya
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
15. Agni Natchathiram (1988)
18
3
Agni Natchathiram
18
3
Starring:
Karthik, Prabhu, Vijayakumar, Amala Akkineni, Nirosha
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
16. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)
31
9
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Not
31
9

After their father passes away, three brothers begin conspiring against one another, as each of them wish to take over his criminal empire. However, they are completely unaware of the fact that someone else might try to take advantage of the situation.  

Starring:
Vijay Sethupathi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Prakash Raj, T.R. Silambarasan, Arvind Swamy
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
17. Unaroo (1984)
13
5
Unaroo
13
5
Starring:
Mohanlal, Ratheesh, Balan K. Nair, Sukumaran, Unni Mary
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
18. Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983)
14
2
Pallavi Anu Pallavi
14
2

While being away from his girlfriend, a man starts developing feelings for a single mother who is separated from her husband. He finds himself struggling to find the true meaning of love and also has to deal with societal pressure.

Starring:
Anil Kapoor, Vikram, Lakshmi, Kiran Vairale
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
19. Yuva (2004)
16
2
Yuva
16
2

Michael is an influential student leader, who tries to keep local politicians out of college elections. A local goon tries to bribe Michael, but he refuses. Michael is unware that this is going to result in a strong retaliation.

Starring:
Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi, Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ajay Devgn
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
20. Raavanan (2010)
25
3
Raavanan
25
3
Starring:
Prithviraj Sukumaran, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyamani, Vikram, Prabhu
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
21. Saathiya (2002)
13
4
Saathiya
13
4

Aditya and Suhasini fall in love, but their marriage is met with opposition from their parents as their families belong to different backgrounds. Despite this, they elope and get married. However, over time, marital problems threaten to drive them apart, as Suhasini is convinced that Aditya is having an affair. Things get worse when she gets involved in a car accident while crossing the street, which results in a fatal injury.

Starring:
Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi, Tabu, Sandhya Mridul
Directed By:
Shaad Ali
22. Kaatru Veliyidai (2017)
16
4
Kaatru Veliyidai
16
4
Starring:
Aditi Rao Hydari, Karthi, RJ Balaji, Shraddha Srinath, Rukmini Vijayakumar
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
23. Raavan (2010)
16
4
Raavan
16
4
Starring:
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda, Vikram, Ajay Gehi
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
24. Kadal (2013)
14
6
Kadal
14
6
Starring:
Arvind Swamy, Arjun, Lakshmi Manchu, Gautham Karthik, Thulasi Nair
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
25. OK Jaanu (2017)
11
2
OK Jaanu
11
2
Starring:
Shraddha Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Kitu Gidwani, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Jasmeet Singh Bhatia
Directed By:
Shaad Ali
26. Aasai (1995)
17
2
Aasai
17
2
Starring:
Ajith Kumar, Prakash Raj, Poornam Vishwanathan, Rohini, Suvalakshmi
Directed By:
Vasanth
27. Kshatriyan (1990)
16
3
Kshatriyan
16
3
Directed By:
K. Subhash
28. Thiruda Thiruda (1994)
17
2
Thiruda Thiruda
17
2
Starring:
Salim Ghouse, Balasubramaniam S.P., Prashanth, Anand, Heera Rajgopal
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
29. Nerukku Ner (1997)
12
2
Nerukku Ner
12
2
Starring:
Prakash Raj, Raghuvaran, Simran, Joseph Vijay, Suriya
Directed By:
Vasanth
30. Gaayam (1993)
9
2
Gaayam
9
2
Starring:
Urmila Matondkar, Revathy, Srinivasa Rao Kota, Jagapathi Babu, Sivakrishna
Directed By:
Ram Gopal Varma
31. Dum Dum Dum (2001)
12
4
Dum Dum Dum
12
4
Starring:
Jyothika, Madhavan, Murali, Vivek, Delhi Kumar
Directed By:
Azhagam Perumal
32. Idaya Kovil (1985)
10
2
Idaya Kovil
10
2
Starring:
Ambika, Mohan, Radha
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
33. Indira (Priyanka) (1996)
11
2
Indira (Priyanka)
11
2
Starring:
Janagaraj, Arvind Swamy, Nassar, Anuradha Hasan, Radha Ravi
Directed By:
Suhasini
34. Pagal Nilavu (1985)
10
3
Pagal Nilavu
10
3
Starring:
Sarath Babu, Murali, Revathy, Sathyaraj
Directed By:
Mani Ratnam
35. Thambi (2005)
10
3
Thambi
10
3
Starring:
Madhavan, Pooja Umashankar
Directed By:
Seeman
36. Five Star (2002)
9
2
Five Star
9
2
Starring:
Kanika, Vijayan, Krishna, Prasana
Directed By:
Susi Ganesan