Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan from Only Genuine Products. 30 Day Replacement Guarantee. Free Shipping. Cash On. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about In short, like Mani Ratnam’s films, Conversations surprises. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about In these freewheeling conversations, candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes.

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The Q and A format is alright for the most part and Rangan’s questions are insightful. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P. Rest of the questions totally were fan-boyish to me.

Mani Ratnam and the films that he has made, this book actually cuts through all the mystique that I had had constructed around this man.

Art Performing Arts Nonfiction. The conversation centered around this movie forms the most interesting and enlightening part of the book. Ratnam discusses, in a very thorough manner, on how he had conceived the theme, story, screenplay, direction, songs, etc of his movies. But this is not a biography, it’s a Conversation. There is Linklater and Del Toro and the other awesome etcs.

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Lists with This Book. Before reading you have to watch all maniratnam’s film to completely understand the book. Changes the perspective of looking at each of his films!

The answers Ratnam gives are equally evasive and does not add much to a person who reads the interview. A must for any movie fan to understand one of the world’s greatest directors from India! No trivia or quizzes datnam.


Certified BuyerHyderabad. The book start off well but after first couple of chapters, lost its steam. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam opens to an eulogy by A. After reading, one rztnam get an insight the way master director Mani approaches to film making. And I so wish Goodreads comes up with the 0. I said more wows reading about these movies from the creator’s viewpoint than when I actually saw those.

Thoroughly disappointed by this book! Aug 13, harish jp rated it really liked it. Safe and Secure Payments.

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About the Author Praise for the Book. If we measure success of a filmmaker with such a yardstick, then Mani Ratnam has certainly made his mark in Indian cinema. 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.

I saw all the movies as I read each part of the book so I enjoyed it even more.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam

Certified BuyerAgartala. When Converaations was an undergrad, there was a period of time I’d watch Aayutha Ezhuthu almost every three weeks. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I also liked how he defended the extraordinarily boring Raavan. I have never read a book which talks about movies, so when I was having an eye on this nani I was fascinated to pick it up directly.

An look into one of India’s finest director Mani ratnam is one of India’s wifh brilliant director who brings variety in film making and emphasis on the visual medium and “conversations” instead of dialogues. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


Penguin Global; edition August 27, Language: Sreeram, Thotta Tharrani and Gulzar, among many others. One thing though – this is one of those books where a Kindle version will hardly suffice.

Mani elaborates in a personal vein on his choice of themes, from the knottiness in urban relationships Agni Natchatiram to the rents in the national fabric Bombay ; his directing of children Anjali ; his artful use of songs; conversatoons innovative use of lighting, as also his making films in Hindi and other languages. I’ve edited this review after almost two months of trying to articulate it in so many ways.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. A little more than 10 years or so ago, a movie that ran across multiple cinema halls in the country for more than a days or so was deemed donversations blockbuster. I saw Thiruda Thirudi w While we were making a really so-called short film at college, it kind of struck me how difficult this process of filmmaking is, and how some directors have made filmmaking look so effortless and palatable.

A reflection of the self as much as the substance in the creation. Mani Ratnam is indeed a legend. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It takes a lot of effort to read the book, particularly when you try and sidestep Rangan’s over-analysis.