Maniratnam and Ramgopal Varma, both these creative and genius directors have changed the face of South cinema and elevated the position of South in the eyes of Indian cinema. As they say that there will always be difference of opinions between any two creative minds, same seems to be applicable even for Varma and Mani.
After that sharing of ‘Gayam’ and ‘Donga Donga’ stories between each other, Varma and Mani never shared the same close relation though both of them remained in iconic status. During one of a discussion Varma was sharing his thoughts about Mani said that, he likes Mani more as a person rather than for his creative touch as a director. One who knows Varma from close can understand what he was really trying to say.
As Varma is presently ruling the South with his ‘RC’ series, one has to wait when Mani will catch his success streak after his last failures.