Mani Ratnam is among the top directors in the cinema industry, who is well-known for his originality in the movies he directs.

Most of Mani Ratnam movies became box office hits, and some of his hits such as Mouna Raagam, Thalapathy, Anjali, Nayagan, and Roja are still considered to be one of his best works.

But did you know that some of Mani Ratnam's best works are rip-offs of western and even Tamil movies?

1. Mouna Raagam: Nenjathai Killathe
2. Nayagan: Godfather and Once Upon A Time In America
3. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam: New World
4. Roja: Sun Flower
5. Alaipayuthe: Barefoot In The Park
6. Ayutha Eluthu: Amores Perros
7. Anjali: Before Sun Rise