The renowned filmmaker Mani Ratnam took to social media to interact with his fans and answer their head-scratching questions. For an hour the National-award winner told his fans all about filmmaking. After the lockdown of the country was announced, the filmmaker Suhasini started to interact with celebrities of the Bollywood industry on her social media handle. She also invited her husband Ratnam to join the session on the last day of the first lockdown of our country.
This interactive session definitely allowed the filmmaker to know the influence his films and work have on the millennial and the audience in this society. The Raavanan director made his debut long back in the 1980s along with Pallavi AnuPallavi. The director ended up filming a Kannada movie with the charming actor Anil Kapoor.
Mani Ratnam with no doubt is considered as the most influential director leaving an imprint of the minds of the audience. He did not only manage to win hearts in the 20th century but also left a great impact on young minds. And till date, he holds a strong influence on the crowd with some of his best works!
In the interaction session that took place on his social media handle, the fans recorded their questions in the form of videos, confessing that they were drawn towards his work at all times. However, the answer that his inspired audience got was pretty direct, straight forward and witty. He said that he is happy that young bubbling minds are taking up the same profession because of him however; he clearly says that he will not be responsible for the final outcome of their driven inspiration.
His tongue in cheek response came out as a surprise for his young fans. Also the day he decided to have an interaction with the audience, it coincided with the 20th anniversary of Alaipayuthey, a romantic drama work of Ratnam. Definitely a great day to go live! The movie hit the theatres on April 14, 2000, which also marked actor’s Madhvan’s entry on the silver screen. Even Madhvan joined the live interaction of the director and raised a few head-scratchers of his own.
The actor confessed that in his debut he did not only work as an actor but also an assistant director to the talented personality. The actor even worked along with the security to control the crowd. Madhavan even asked the director during the live session whether he asks all of his actors to do the same to which the witty director replied that he was given the odd jobs only because he was special.
The live session was also joined by his daughter Anandita and the actress Khushboo who came on screen only for a short period of time. The chat was also joined by the gorgeous actress Aditi Rao Hydari who prompted a few questions to know more about his profession. She also recalled the times when Aditi visited the director for the auditions of Kaatru Veliyidai.
We all can definitely agree that his success can be determined through the response he got in the live chat and video interaction. In no small measure, so many people including all age groups are inspired by his work. This is the true recognition for any director; people wanting to become just like him!