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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December 10, Imprint: But since the context here is something which you might have probably seen many times, there were so many ‘Aha! Books by Baradwaj Rangan. Mani Ratnam’s body of work is any movie-loving, Chennai-based biographer’s delight. Account Options Sign in.

Refresh and try again. Penguin Group- Performing Arts – pages. Jan 14, Vignesh rated it really liked it. Most often, we don’t recognize legends during their making.

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Conversations with Mani Ratnam

A reflection of the self as much as the substance in the creation. The Miracle of Meditation. Except may be in ‘Iruvar’, ‘Aayutha Ezhutu’ or ‘Raavanan’ session we could see Mani Ratnam’s perspective’s starkly about film making and India as coversation nation.


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For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films. Don’t Call It Conversatioon. The book is a storehouse of trivia, and while I’ve watched all his movies barring the initial fourit was quite interesting to learn why he chose to do a particular film the way he did.

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Still, skipping a few things here and there, this still makes an engaging read. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P. But it is also difficult msni think of any other person who could have had these Conversations with the ace director and gotten a book better than what this book is. There are many others throughout. 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 the narrative.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

Getting to know that pattern of mani rathnam could be very difficult if not for this book. I really enjoyed learning about ho As someone who’d read even if Mani Ratnam was retelling stale news, this book was a delight to read. Usually delivered in days? Dec 18, Praveen rated it it was ok 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.


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. 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.

Oct 27, Vijay rated it really liked it Amni it for: Although the book came to in a quite well condition He also says about his association with his colleagues in movie making such as P. You’ve successfully reported this review.