Multi-talented Tamil director Mani Ratnam is one of the legendary directors of Indian cinema. The latest news is that the Museum of Moving Image in New York, America, will pay its tribute to the Indian pride by organizing a special show of his three popular films Roja, Bombay, Dil Se on a big screen in 35mm format.
This special show , which was titled ‘Politics as Spectacle: The Film of Mani Ratnam’ will take place from July 21st to August 2nd. Sources say that Mani Ratnam will also take part in a Q & A Section. Richard Pena, the Director Emeritus of New York Film Festival and Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University said, “A New York tribute to this important filmmaker is long overdue.”
Added to it, he said “The false dichotomies that are used to categories films, art vs commercial cinema, entertainment vs political filmmaking disappear when one sees how easily the Mani Ratnam is able to combine aspects of all of them into his work”.