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Mani Ratnam Birthday: Fans shower love on the ace filmmaker

He made his debut as a director with the Kannada film ‘Pallavi Anu Pallavi’ starring Anil Kapoor and Lakshmi.

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam- (Photo: @taran_adarsh/Twitter)

New Delhi: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam is celebrating his 65th birthday on Wednesday (June 2). Social media is abuzz with photo and video tributes for the legendary director.

The prolific filmmaker in the country has several hit films such as Bombay, Dil Se, Nayagan and Mouna Ragam, among others, to his credit. He made his debut as a director with the  Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi starring Anil Kapoor and Lakshmi.

On this special occasion, his ardent followers trended hashtags #HBDManiRatnam and #Ponniyin Selvan on Twitter.

A Twitter user wrote, “Your legacy is an inspiration to many generations of filmmakers..Blessed to witness your magic Waiting for #PonniyinSelvan”. A fan wrote, ”Happiest birthday to the ice director and the master of storyteller #ManiRatnam sir Can’t wait to see your next film with your muse #PonniyinSelvan #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #AishwaryaRai”. 



”One of the finest storytellers… The man behind several pathbreaking movies… An inspiration to many… Happy birthday”, read one tweet.
”On behalf of #ChiyaanVikram we CVf’s wish legendary director Manirathnam a very Happy bday live long and stay healthy , we are eagerly waiting for #PonniyinSelvan #Cobra #Chiyaan60”, wished one fan. 
Wishing the filmmaker happy birthday, a fan wrote, ”Happy Birthday Mani Ratnam Sir Your legacy is an inspiration to many generations of filmmakers Blessed to witness your magic Waiting for #PonniyinSelvan – @trishtrashers FANS #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam #PonniyinSelvan @hasinimani @actor_jayamravi @Karthi_Offl”.
”Happy birthday to the king of South cinema Mr.Manirathnam. love you sir” @mkoirala @hasinimani”, a social media user wrote.
On the work front, Mani Ratnam is producing Navarasa, Netflix anthology, which is based on the Indian concept of Navarasas. It stars  Suriya, Siddharth, Parvathy, Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi and Aditi Balan.
Apart from Navarasa, Mani Ratnam has Ponniyin Selvan, which will be made in two parts. Ponniyin Selvan features an ensemble cast including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sarathkumar and several others in promimnent roles.



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