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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A Masterclass with Mani Ratnam.

For people who are ardent Mani Sir’s fans this book helps to know the “grammar” of his films better. In as much as Google would let me read which is not much rarnam, the writer has managed to keep Mani Ratnam in the centre piece of the narrative. My first impression and expectation out of this book was to gain an understanding of how the mind of such a famed director works.

Ranam packaging need to get better. I am not sure if I am more in awe of Maniratnam for his earthly movies or the author Baradwaj Ranjan for bringing out the best from an otherwise reserved director, perfectly b Most often, we don’t recognize legends during their making.

Have doubts regarding this product? There are many others throughout. No trivia or quizzes yet. Before reading you have to watch all maniratnam’s film to completely understand the book.

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The sense of common man realism combined with their innate rebellion against the societal raynam and traditions has created our generation ones who grew up in 80’s and 90’s who is now paving the way for the next one.


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; his innovative use of lighting, as also his making films conversaations Hindi and other languages.

Sreeram, Thotta Tharrani and Gulzar, among many others. There is a good sense of growth for Mani Ratnam as an individual as you read through these interviews in a chronological fashion.

In the process, he tries to end up asking bool, a lot of them, which do not really matter to the Ratnm Ratnam fanboy since he already knows the answers to those questions.

You’ve successfully reported this review. A very insightful read into the mind of Mani Ratnam! Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Explore the Home Gift Guide. If at all there is a Director whose movies need a Director’s cut, it is Maniratnam. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

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The preparations they undertook in studying the subject at hand and also how the child actors got ready for their roles. For Mani Sir’s fans! At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s maji information. It takes a lot of effort to read the book, particularly when you try and sidestep Rangan’s over-analysis.


For example, questions about Thoroughly disappointed by this book! The authors presented this in the best possible manner – In conversation mode. This book features chapter long interviews with the film maker on each of his movies from the first one up until Ravan an. Conversations with Mani Ratnam.

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So this movie with all its deification does not have a plot, and this man Mani wanted it that way. In hook freewheeling conversations—candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative—many aspects of his films are explored.

Mar 31, Arun Divakar rated it liked it. Questions should have been even more intense to open up his techniques and his perspective of filming or seeing things.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

Fancy what Mani Sir as he is known in the industry circle talks about his brilliant and equally outlandish ‘Thiruda Thirudi’? Sith how can one make impersonal films that one does not identify oneself with? I loved that chapter on Iruvar because it is one my most favorite films. And delectable behind-the-scenes stories—from the contrasting working styles of the legendary composer Ilaiyaraaja and Rahman to coonversations unexpected dimensions Kamal Haasan brought to the filming of Nayakan to what Raavan was like when originally conceived.