Manirathnam has been far-famed for his intellectual coalesces of reality themes blended with fictional dramas and sometime mythological epics. His evergreen masterpiece ‘Nayagan’ was partly based on the life of Mumbai-don ‘Varadaraja Mudhalayar’ and ‘Thalapathy’ inspired from the characters of Arjunan-Karnan in ‘Mahabharata’.
The queue doesn’t end there as ‘Aayutha Ezhuthu’ was based on a revolutionary student of Osmania University in Hyderabad shot to death. With his upcoming trilingual film ‘Raavanan’ is all set for June release, there have been sort of excitements as the tale is reported to be based on mythological epic of ‘Ramayana’ with a different delineation of ‘Raavana’.
Recently, there were buzzes that the film is partially based on Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy. Off the late, the communal appraisals heard in the song ‘Kodu Poatta’ trigged up new sensationalism that Manirathnam could have touched the lines of ‘Eelam Tamilians’.
But the closer sources and the film crew have strongly denied these theories as baseless rumors and ‘Raavanan’ is a pure fiction.