Directed by: Sudeep
Starring: Sudeep, Ravichandran, Ramya Krishnan, Ravi Shankar, Sadhu Kokila, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Avinash
An official remake of Telugu film Mirchi, family rivalry in villages is the main topic of Maanikya. Two families in a village aim to finish each other off at any cost. Sudeep and Ravichandran play father-son of one such family with Ramya Krishnan as the mother.
Maanikya begins with Sudeep meeting the daughter of his rival family abroad and saving her from trouble. Though they become friends, she is hesitant to take it further because of her conservative family back in India. Sudeep then moves back to India with the aim of changing the mindset of the people in his village. The rest of the movie sees him falling in love once again back home while getting drawn into the politics and rivalries that have been going on for years.