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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He wih to do the same with the usually reticent director and mostly succeeds in capturing the candidness, which is something other ‘journalists’ have failed in. No eBook available Amazon. Some good insights towards what he strives to achieve through his films. Jan 22, Aishwarya rated it really liked it. No eBook available Amazon. With a dedicated chapter for each of his films, this book is full of honest insights about the filmmaker’s craft and process and it leaves you awe-struck in the sense bokk you realize that after all, Mani Ratnam is the filmmaker who he is only because of his dedication and passion for film making.

A meticulous and in-depth interview by Rqtnam Rangan with the ace filmmaker on his craft and creativity. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page.

Except may be in ‘Iruvar’, ‘Aayutha Ezhutu’ or ‘Raavanan’ session we could see Mani Ratnam’s perspective’s starkly about film making and India ratnsm a nation. You submitted the following rating and review. Shop from United States to see titles available to you.

Now to spend one weekend watching all his movies one after the other.

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He believes in ebbs and flows and movements and “having a gap between two emotional peaks because a valley is always required between two mountains”, and sometimes likes to interpret too. Oct 23, Suriya Gayathri rated it booi liked it. Slightly disappointed that the book does not have a chapter on Kadal as promised in the cover, but can not complain. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You’ve successfully reported this review.


I’d highly recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of Mani Ratnam, or in general likes good Tamil films. Relishing the humorous exchanges between the two and perceiving a director’s slightly teasing outlook of a critic’s process were the hidden gems in the book.

Mani Ratnam himself seems to be annoyed at various instances during the course of the book including a point where he mentions ‘critics like to find films that they can bunch into one category and put under one chapter. Fault us with the author who didn’t ask the right questions. Contents About the Author Praise for the Book.

Golden Sojourn in Bollywood Wonderland. Intrigue and Insightful conversation! In these freewheeling conversations—candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative—many aspects of his films are explored. Shouldn’t the questions be framed in a way such that people, who haven’t seen his movies, get a DVD copy and see it? 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.

I think there needs to be a simple, uncomplicated, clean arch stories like Alaipaayuthe, Anjali, Mouna Raagam for the masses and a special director’s cut for movies like Yuva Why,why,why would Lallan not return back? For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his Maybe that is what makes his craft stand apart, and speak.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One thing though – this is one of those books where a Kindle version will hardly suffice. The format of this book was easy to digest and Mani does seem to be a master of justification about his characters decisions.


If I was asked to describe the book in one word, I would say “Blade”. The way he thinks about a script, how he goes backward, what all goes through his mind during script, how he gets musiclyrics done, what importance he gives to every technician, how he wants them to travel with him on the entire journey are great nuances to know. Mani Ratnam’s self-professed intellectualisation of something that was an instinctive creative process is wonderful as one discovers some of the back stories that don’t make it in the final cut, but are integral to the emotional honesty of th I’ve edited this review after almost two months of trying to articulate it in so many ways.

By resourceful I mean he makes the audience see things in movies that they might not have observed as such. The Q and A format is alright for the most part and Rangan’s questions are insightful.

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Summary of the Book From groundbreaking movies like Roja to Kadal, each movie of Mani Ratnam has set a new benchmark for other filmmakers. This book has also changed my point of view on Mani’s films. Where my expectation was let down were in conversation going more on character analysis and not film making.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. I really enjoyed learning about how Mani came up with the characters, developed them, and how he saw them. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema.