Director Mani Ratnam
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Venice film award for director Mani Ratnam's Ravaan

Tamil director Mani Ratnam has been honoured with the Jaeger-LeCoultre - Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice Film Festival.

He received the award for the film Raavan, which features music from A R Rahman and stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan.

On receiving the honour, he said it meant "I can't be flippant and causal about film making anymore".