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List of Mani Ratnam Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Nayakan (1987)
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4
Nayakan
46
4

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh, Janagaraj, Karthika
2. Thalapathi (1991)
43
3
Thalapathi
43
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Rajinikanth, Srividya, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy
3. Alai Payuthey (2000)
44
4
Alai Payuthey
44
4
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Arvind Swamy, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Madhavan, Shalini, Swarnamalya
4. Iruvar (1997)
36
4
Iruvar
36
4
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Aishwarya Rai, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mohanlal, Tabu, Gautami
5. Mouna Ragam (1986)
32
3
Mouna Ragam
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3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mohan, Revathy, Karthik, V.K. Ramasami
6. A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
30
2
A Peck on the Cheek
30
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Prakash Raj, Simran, Nandita Das, Madhavan, Keerthana Parthiepan
7. Bombay (1995)
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3
Bombay
30
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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sonali Bendre, Prakash Raj, Tinnu Anand, Akash Khurana, Arvind Swamy
8. Roja (1992)
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4
Roja
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4

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.  

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Pankaj Kapur, Shiva Rindani, Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Nassar
9. Anjali (1990)
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2
Anjali
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Revathy, Saranya Ponvannan, Prabhu, Raghuvaran, Shanti Priya
10. Gitanjali (1989)
21
2
Gitanjali
21
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Akkineni Nagarjuna, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Vijayakumar, Girija Shettar, Radhabai, Sumitra
11. Dil Se.. (1998)
24
2
Dil Se..
24
2

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvir Yadav, Sabyasachi Chakraborty
12. Guru (2007)
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3
Guru
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3

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavan
13. Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)
21
2
Ayitha Ezhuthu
PG-13
21
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bharathiraja, Madhavan, Esha Deol, Meera Jasmine, Suriya
14. Agni Natchathiram (1988)
17
2
Agni Natchathiram
17
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Karthik, Prabhu, Vijayakumar, Amala Akkineni, Nirosha
15. OK Kanmani (2015)
24
2
OK Kanmani
24
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menen, Prakash Raj, Nithya Menon, Leela Samson, Vinodhini Vaidynathan
16. Unaroo (1984)
12
4
Unaroo
12
4
As:
Director
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mohanlal, Ratheesh, Balan K. Nair, Sukumaran, Unni Mary
17. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)
23
6
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Not
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6
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Vijay Sethupathi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Prakash Raj, T.R. Silambarasan, Arvind Swamy
18. Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983)
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2
Pallavi Anu Pallavi
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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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Star Cast:
Anil Kapoor, Vikram, Lakshmi, Kiran Vairale
19. Yuva (2004)
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2
Yuva
14
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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
20. Raavanan (2010)
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2
Raavanan
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2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Prithviraj Sukumaran, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyamani, Vikram, Prabhu
22. Kaatru Veliyidai (2017)
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3
Kaatru Veliyidai
13
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Aditi Rao Hydari, Karthi, RJ Balaji, Shraddha Srinath, Rukmini Vijayakumar
23. Raavan (2010)
12
1
Raavan
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1
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda, Vikram, Ajay Gehi
24. Kadal (2013)
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4
Kadal
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4
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Arvind Swamy, Arjun, Lakshmi Manchu, Gautham Karthik, Thulasi Nair
25. OK Jaanu (2017)
9
1
OK Jaanu
9
1
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Shaad Ali
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Shraddha Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Kitu Gidwani, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Jasmeet Singh Bhatia
26. Aasai (1995)
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2
Aasai
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Vasanth
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ajith Kumar, Prakash Raj, Poornam Vishwanathan, Rohini, Suvalakshmi
27. Kshatriyan (1990)
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3
Kshatriyan
13
3
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
K. Subhash
28. Thiruda Thiruda (1994)
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2
Thiruda Thiruda
15
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Salim Ghouse, Balasubramaniam S.P., Prashanth, Anand, Heera Rajgopal
29. Gaayam (1993)
9
2
Gaayam
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Ram Gopal Varma
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Urmila Matondkar, Revathy, Srinivasa Rao Kota, Jagapathi Babu, Sivakrishna
30. Nerukku Ner (1997)
10
2
Nerukku Ner
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Vasanth
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Prakash Raj, Raghuvaran, Simran, Joseph Vijay, Suriya
31. Dum Dum Dum (2001)
11
3
Dum Dum Dum
11
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Azhagam Perumal
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jyothika, Madhavan, Murali, Vivek, Delhi Kumar
32. Idaya Kovil (1985)
10
2
Idaya Kovil
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Ambika, Mohan, Radha
33. Indira (Priyanka) (1996)
11
2
Indira (Priyanka)
11
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Suhasini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Janagaraj, Arvind Swamy, Nassar, Anuradha Hasan, Radha Ravi
34. Pagal Nilavu (1985)
10
3
Pagal Nilavu
10
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Mani Ratnam
Star Cast:
Sarath Babu, Murali, Revathy, Sathyaraj
35. Thambi (2005)
9
3
Thambi
9
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Seeman
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Madhavan, Pooja Umashankar
36. Five Star (2002)
9
2
Five Star
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Susi Ganesan
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Kanika, Vijayan, Krishna, Prasana