Office bearers of Tamil Film Directors Association, including veterans like Balumahendra and K Bhagyaraj, alleged on Mani Ratnam at his appointment in Chennai on Friday and congratulated the ace administrator for the honour bestowed on him at the Venice Film Festival.
Those who were present accommodate Vasanth, R K Selvamani, Santhanabarathy, Lingusamy, Ezhil, Balaji Sakthivel, S P Jananathan, Rajakumaran and Vikraman amid others. They presented a boutonniere to Mani and exchanged pleasantries with him.
On Monday, acclamation Mani Ratnam as ‘one of the abundant innovators in abreast Indian cinema’, the Venice International Film Anniversary honoured him with the 2010 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award.
With the accolade Mani Ratnam abutting Sylvester Stallone, Agnes Varda, Abbas Kiarostami, and Takeshi Kitano who accept ‘left a mark’ on abreast cinema. After the accolade ceremony, the anniversary premiere of ‘Raavanan’ was screened.
Mani was accompanied by wife Suhasini, and Vikram. ‘Mani Ratnam acclimated to accomplish movies alone in his built-in tongue, Tamil, but has been one of a scattering of filmmakers to auspiciously handle the alteration to the All-India market,’ said the Venice Film Anniversary administrator Marco Mueller answer the best in a account release.