Mani Ratnam to get 2010 Filmmaker Award at Venice

Hailing Mani Ratnam as "one of the great innovators in contemporary Indian cinema", the Venice International Film Festival will honour the director of 'Raavan' with the 2010 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award.
In recent years, the award given in partnership with Swiss watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre has honoured other major world filmmakers like Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiarostami, Agnes Varda, and Sylvester Stallone.

His new film is Raavan.Produced in association with Reliance Big Pictures and distributed internationally by Reliance Big Pictures and IM Global, 'Ravaan' opens in theatres worldwide June 18.