Films like Roja (Satyavan Savitri), Thalapathi (Mahabharatam), Raavanan (Ramayanam), Iruvar (MGR-Karunanithi), Guru (Dhirubhai Ambani) and Nayagan (Varadarajan Mudaliar) are a few examples. Not just the core concepts, titles of Mani Ratnams films are in classic Tamil and in fact, he never opted for English titles.
The upcoming film of Mani Ratnam with Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari has been titled as Kaatru Veliyidai, which means In breeze expanse and going by the poster, the story has war and love angle to it. Apparently, Kaatru Veliyidai is the opening phrase of a popular Bharathiyar song Kaatru Veliyidai Kannama.
Mani Ratnams another movie title Kannathil Muthamittal is also borrowed from Chinnanchiru Killiye Kannama, a classic song of Bharathiyar.
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