Conversations with Mani Ratnam has ratings and 85 reviews. Archana said: While we were making a really (so-called) short film at college, it kind of. 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.

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The book also describes his experience of working with great artists like Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth. A very average book.

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When you are arguing with a European on why austerity does not necessarily translate to masterly, why the big Indian movie ocnversation song and dance is as powerful as a quiet and sparse Polish one, you point him to this book, and to the works of the great Mani Ratnam. In these freewheeling conversations, candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative, many aspects of his films are explored.

Want to Read saving…. There are very few out ratam can write better than Rangan. 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. A Journey Through Indian Cinema: Oct 02, Nandini rated it really liked it. So, in his own words, I can be put in the bracket of someone who watches movies purely for entertainment or just for the pleasure of watching it.

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The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Certified BuyerHyderabad. He even justifies that Iruvar was a plot that we grew up with, and the movement that inspired the youth of the 70s in the South.

Still, BR often points out interesting connections within MR’s body of work that Ratnam himself appears not to have noticed. Start reading Conversations with Mani Ratnam on your Kindle in under a minute.

For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films. Mani Ratnam himself seems to be annoyed at vario A 3.

He says he likes to capture how we are today.

Add at least RS. Penguin India; edition Language: The chapter on Aayutha Ezhuthu gave me one more reason to go back and revisit the film.

Account Options Sign in. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Interesting read! Thu, Oct 18 Dedication ForewordA R Rahman. Most often, we don’t recognize legends during their making. Getting to know that pattern of mani rathnam could be very difficult if not for this book. Where my expectation was let down were in conversation going more on character analysis and not film making.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

I was hoping to be able to say the same about this book, as well.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. There is a good sense of growth for Mani Ratnam as an individual as you read through these interviews in a chronological fashion. The book is a storehouse of If I was asked to describe the book in one word, I would say “Blade”. Definitely a collectors edition with vivid pictures. Mani Ratnam is considered one of the most respected directors and producers in the Indian film fraternity. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


If you are a big fan of Mani and you enjoyed all his movies, you would love this book. Anybody familiar with Indian cinema has heard of Mani Ratnam and his groundbreaking films.

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Baradwaj Rangan is an Indian author, film critic and editor. Conversations With Mani Ratnam reveals the filmmaker in a never before seen avatar.

Made me reflect on the nuances in filmmaking and at the same time, a voice mahi me to let go The book is pure psychological exposition. Customers who bought this item also bought.

No trivia or quizzes yet. And I bet after reading about each movie, you would want to watch the movie again to observe the amount of detail that was actually put in each storyline. Dec 18, Praveen rated it it was ok Shelves: Maybe that is how he is.