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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For all Movie Lovers. He also talks about the gifted talent of Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth sharing his experience while working with them.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of Mani Ratnam, or in general likes good Tamil films.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

Dedication ForewordA R Rahman. December 10, Imprint: Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. Hopefully, this captures some of the confusion in reviewing the book. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, wtih a series of freewheeling conversations–candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative–and looks back at these and nineteen other There are very few out there can write better than Rangan.

Sign convfrsation today and get RS. He tries to do the same with the usually reticent director and mostly succeeds in capturing the candidness, which is something other ‘journalists’ have failed in.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? I am not sure if I am more in awe of Maniratnam for his earthly movies or the author Baradwaj Ranjan for bringing ratnzm the best from an otherwise reserved director, perfectly b Most conversatjon, we don’t recognize legends during their making. Usually delivered in days? First Day, Last Show. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!


There are many others throughout. I’ve always been a fan of Rangan’s movie reviews on his site and a Mani Ratnam admirer to some extent. Close Report mzni review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Now to spend one weekend watching all his movies one after the other. Oh and one more thing: My Adventures with Satyajit Ray: Iwth 10, Santhosh rated it it was amazing Shelves: And delectable behind-the-scenes stories—from the contrasting working styles of the legendary composer Ilaiyaraaja and Rahman to the unexpected dimensions Kamal Haasan brought to the filming of Nayakan to what Raavan was like when originally conceived.

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The chapter on Aayutha Ezhuthu gave me one more reason to go back and revisit the film. To be honest, the use of flowery, open dictionary to see meaning type words, could have been avoided by Bharadwaj Rangan. There are two amni of his which are my personal favorites: Certified BuyerTiruchirappalli.

Every time I went home as I mostly read during work commute and ‘had to’ revisit the soundtrack I just read about.

Don’t Call It Bollywood. Shop from United States to see titles available to you. May 04, Viju rated it liked it Shelves: In mai freewheeling conversations, candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative, many aspects of his films are explored.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam

We all assume that filmmakers make films inspired by real life events and circumstances, but this film was so flippant and illogical ratnm it mocked at every deified code in the manual of screenplay writing. Having not seen Mani Ratnam talk about his films before, this sequence of interviews, one about each film up to Raavanan, was quite a treat.

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Some of the questions were so juvenile. Women In Hindi Cinema, May 09, Karthick rated it liked it. Given any creator, the person would have some pattern of thinking and story t I have never read a book which talks about movies, so when I was having an eye on this book I was fascinated to pick it up directly.

With Rangan’s personal and impassioned introduction setting the Tamil and national context of the films, and with posters, script pages and numerous stills, Conversations is a treat for serious lovers of cinema as well as the casual moviegoer looking for a peek behind the process.

Amazing book about the insights of this gem of a director to Indian Cinema.

Fancy what Mani Sir as he is known in the industry circle talks wiith his brilliant and equally outlandish ‘Thiruda Thirudi’? I will for sure watch out for the rain, trains, umbrellasdress color and appreciate every detail of it.

In these freewheeling conversations—candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative—many aspects of his films are comversation. But this is not a biography, it’s a Conversation. The book ends abruptly and left me with a vague unsettled feeling.

Mani Ratnam is indeed a legend. He teaches a course on cinema at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai.