While Tamil Cinema Has Been His Favourite Workplace, Mani Ratnam Had Actually Made His Debut In Kannada Cinema With The 1983 Film Pallavi Anu Pallavi. The Movie Has Anil Kapoor In The Lead, Before He Made It Big In Bollywood. Pallavi Anu Pallavi Received Critical Acclaim And Ratnam Then Moved To Kollywood And Directed Classics Like Mouna Ragam, Nayakan, Agni Natchathiram, Thalapathi, Iruvar, Kannathil Muthamittal, Alaipayuthey. He Also Made A Malayalam Film, Unaru, Starring Mohanlal In The Lead, That Revolved Around Labour Union Conflicts In Kerala. Not To Mention, Four Hindi Movies In Dil Se..., Yuva, Guru, And Raavan