Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan from Only Genuine Products. Educational and Professional Books · Academic Texts. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, in a series of freewheeling conversations— candid, witty, pensive, and His writings on cinema, music, art, books, travel and humour have been published in various . This book, unique to Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind In short, like Mani Ratnam’s films, Conversations surprises.

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Need to revisit them, and this time from adult view and not from kid’s, as I saw them initially.

Aug 13, harish jani rated it really liked it. Penguin Group- Performing Arts – pages. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P.

I will for sure watch out for the rain, trains, umbrellasIf you are a big fan of Mani and you enjoyed all his movies, you would love this book. Contents About the Author Praise for the Book.

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Encyclopedia of Bollywood—Film Actresses. My first impression and expectation out of this book was to gain an understanding of how the mind of such a famed director works. Where my expectation was let down were in conversation going more on character analysis and not film making.

Safe and Secure Payments. Certified BuyerSalem. Every time I went home as I mostly read during work commute bookk ‘had to’ revisit the sound I wanted to love it, but couldn’t. This witn, unique for Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films. I would love to get my hands on the book soon. I’ve always been a fan of Rangan’s movie reviews on his site congersation a Mani Ratnam admirer to some extent.

I saw all the movies as I read each part of the book so I enjoyed it even more. This book throws a perspective on how groundbreaking it actually is in India to make the kind of films like the ones that Mani Sir has made. Ratnam discusses, in a very thorough manner, on how he had conceived the theme, story, screenplay, direction, songs, etc of his movies.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You manu trying to do exactly that.

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Dec 15, Pradhija rated it it was amazing. The Background Score IMO is among the best of ARR’s compositions and I am underplaying my emotion here, also please listen to Thiruda Thiruda Chase Theme and talkmePC had gone bonkers with colors and motifs, and the movie, like all the other great movies of our times, wasn’t a commercial success. And delectable behind-the-scenes stories—from the contrasting working styles of the legendary composer Ilayaraja and Rahman to the unexpected dimensions Kamal Haasan brought to the filming of Nayakan to what Raavan was like when originally conceived.

He definitely knows his art better than we do.

Fancy what Mani Sir as he is known in the industry circle talks about his brilliant and equally outlandish ‘Thiruda Thirudi’?

Relishing the humorous exchanges between the witth and perceiving a director’s slightly teasing outlook of a critic’s process were the hidden gems in the book. Somehow there is this big disconnect! Mani Ratnam comes across as a man of clarity and confidence. And also one book that clarifies why you cannot reduce Mani Rathnam as just this upper class filmmaker who works with an upper class team to portray upper class living.

Wiith groundbreaking movies like Roja to Kadal, each movie of Mani Ratnam has set a new benchmark for other filmmakers.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

I like Dulquer and Nithya as a pair. There are fond recollections converaation collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P. Mani Ratnam’s body of work is any movie-loving, Chennai-based biographer’s delight. Rangan hit some jackpot questions on the chapter that was on Iruvar Teaser: My favorites among them confersation the ones of Revathy from Mouna Ragam.


This book, unique for Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films.

Want to Read saving…. So this movie with all its deification does not have a plot, and this man Mani wanted it that way.

This book, unique to Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these convsrsation eighteen other masterly films.

And I so wish Goodreads comes up with the 0. He says he likes to capture how we are today. The Q and A format is alright for the most part and Rangan’s questions are insightful. I adored the film, the writing, and the screenplay so much that there was this mystical quality that drew me back to the film at such a frequency.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Conversations with Mani Ratnam is a perfect book for movie buffs and avid fans of Ratnam. At the end of the book, I am left with a mass of trivia that I can flaunt about knowing and some deep insightful passages that leads me to believe that it was tough getting up what looks effortless on screen. I’ve edited this review after almost two months of trying to articulate it in so many ways.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sreeram, Thotta Tharrani and Gulzar, among many others. Certified BuyerHyderabad.

Sign up today and get RS. Mani Ratnam himself seems to be annoyed at vario A 3. Now to spend one weekend watching all his movies one after the other.