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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I think it was Sujatha’s dialogues and Mani’s characters coming to life in such a vibrant mix which made this movie irresistible to me. Perhaps I was too critical, but the kind of questions that the noted critic Rangan asks is quite childish!

Lists with This Book. The book takes us into the making process of each of his movies and each chapter is dedicated to his movies individually. The title should be at least 4 characters long. But something about it doesn’t work.

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It helps the true fan of cinema to watch his movies with fresh perspectives. Account Options Sign in. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films.

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We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. I was only becoming sadder as the book was nearing its end. The book is a storehouse of trivia, and while I’ve watched all his movies barring the initial fourit was quite interesting conbersations learn why he chose to do a particular film the way he did. It’s a lovely read and a great set of conversations. But how can one make impersonal films that one does not identify oneself with?

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Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

For people who are ardent Nani Sir’s fans this book helps to know the “grammar” of his films better. Women In Hindi Cinema, To be quite honest, I regard Rangan as one of the best writers witj cinema in India for his sheer articulation of subtext. Sreeram, Thotta Tharrani and Gulzar, among many others. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Have doubts regarding this product?


Sreeram, Thotta Tharani, and Gulzar, among many dith. 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. For the author’s voice, read the introduction where he writes about being a movie lover at a particular point in time in Chennai.

In these freewheeling conversations, candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative, many aspects of his films are explored. Be the first to ask a question about Conversations with Converastions Ratnam. The chapter on Aayutha Ezhuthu gave me one more reason to go back and revisit the film. A great read an Gaata Rahe Mera Dil: Mani Ratnam convedsations indeed a legend.

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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.

But it is also difficult eatnam 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. I Want cconversations Live. How else would one get an Ilayaraja, Mahendra etc to sign up for a first time director on low budget!?

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A little more than convsrsations years or so ago, a movie that ran across multiple cinema halls in the country for more than a days or so was wigh a blockbuster. Wouldnt’t they want more trivia? Makes you feel like watching his movies again n again. But since the context here is something which you might have probably seen many times, there were so many ‘Aha! The poetic way that mani wants to conversatilns his scene, use dialogues only when needed and make it powerful when it comes keeping it shortleaving the rest to picture, location, music, nature, voices in background and actors ability to carry it out are something that are fantastic to know.


Jan 22, Aishwarya rated it really liked it.

The Dev Anand Story. When I was an undergrad, there was a period of time I’d watch Aayutha Ezhuthu almost every three weeks. For the first time ever Mani Ratnam gets candid in this book and opens up for his fans.

Jaane Bhee Do Yaaro. I think there will be a lot of crossover between people who belong to those two buckets. From groundbreaking movies like Roja to Kadal, each movie of Mani Ratnam has set a new benchmark for other filmmakers.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Keeping a Mindful Journal. Educational and Professional Books. 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.

The Story of the Ramsay Brothers. Oct 10, Santhosh rated it it was amazing Shelves: And also one book that clarifies why you cannot reduce Mani Rathnam as just this upper class filmmaker who works with an upper class team to portray upper class living. Need to revisit cknversations, and this time from adult view and not from kid’s, as I saw them initially.

I will for sure watch out for the rain, trains, umbrellasdress color and appreciate every detail of it. Buddha, Me, and a Cup of Tea.