Mani Ratnam leaves for Venice

Mani Ratnam (Pic: Sampurn Pix) Mani Ratnam (Pic: Sampurn Pix) The much acclaimed Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam is now going to be honoured at the 67th Venice International Film Festival with the Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’ award.

Marco Mueller, the Venice International Film festival director had made the announcement regarding this. He also said that the director’s most recent release, ‘Raavan’, will be screened at the festival.

Venice International Film Fest in association with Jaeger-LeCoultre, has organized the Jaeger-LeCoultre- ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’ Award 2010. Previous winners of the award include Sylvester Stallone, Takeshi Kitano, Agnès Varda and Abbas Kiarostami.

The Indian filmmaker will be attending the festival on 6th September, 2010 along with wife Suhasini and his ‘Raavan’ stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram.

A Reverso Jaeger-LeCoultre watch with a commemorative engraving will be presented to this Indian film director.

Even though ‘Raavan’/‘Raavanan’ did not do much well at the box office, the director’s previous works have earned him international acclaim.

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