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Best Movies Of Mani Ratnam As Ranked By IMDB

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Mani Ratnam is a cinematic stalwart,  known for his keen eye for visually aesthetic and compelling narratives, top-notch cast and crew, and overall impact on Indian cinema. On that note, let's take a look at his highest rated films:

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Nayakan (8.6)The critically praised Indian Tamil movie Nayakan was released in 1987. Delhi Ganesh, Saranya Ponvannan, and Kamal Haasan all had prominent roles to play in this movie. The story centers on a small boy named Velu Nayakar, who sees his father being killed by a dishonest police officer.

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Mouna Ragam (8.4)Another highly regarded Indian Tamil-language movie starring Revathi, Mohan, and Karthik was released in 1986. The protagonist of the story is Divya, who is compelled to wed Chandrakumar against her will after her ex-lover dies in an accident.

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Roja (8.1)Roja was released in 1991 and featured Madhoo and Arvind Swami in the lead. The protagonist of the tale is Roja, a young woman who is married to Rishi, an Indian government cryptologist. As militants kidnap Rishi in Kashmir, Roja sets out on a perilous trek to save him.

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Alaipayuthey (8.3)R. Madhavan and Shalini played the main characters in the 2000 film Alaipayuthey. The plot centres on the lives of Karthik and Shakti, a young couple who marry defying the desires of their parents. They must learn to work through their differences and grow as a couple.

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Kannathil Muthamittal (8.4)This is a critically acclaimed 2002 Tamil-language film starring Madhavan, Simran, and Keerthana. In the midst of the Sri Lankan civil war, a young girl named Amudha is adopted by a kind couple. Amudha embarks on a quest to locate and reconcile with her birth parents after learning about them.