Mani Ratnam is long-familiar for producing his films under his home banner Madras Talkies. He has bankrolled his own projects several times before like Iruvar, Dil Se, Kannathil Muthamittal, Aayutha Ezhthu, Raavanan and his last outing Kadal. Kadal faced financial trouble and there was a tussle between distributors and the producer due to its colossal failure at the box-office. Distributors demanded Mani Ratnam to compensate their losses and the latter had a bitter time settling scores with them.
Now, it appears that the director cum producer has decided to put all that behind and produce his upcoming film under Madras Talkies. Mani Ratnam’s untitled project which is in the preliminary stage now, has stalwarts from the South Indian film industry including Nagarjuna and the box-office king Mahesh Babu playing the lead roles. The film also features Shruti Hassan and his eternal favorite Aishwarya Rai. Will this stellar ensemble revive the fortunes of Mani?