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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I will for sure watch out for the rain, trains, umbrellasIf you are a big fan of Mani and you enjoyed all his movies, you would love this mank.

Oh and one more thing: Rest of the questions totally were fan-boyish to me. Read reviews that mention mani ratnam excellent book movies questions director master rangan conversation insights helps. Best book for lovers of Mani Sir My favorites among them being the ones of Revathy from Mouna Ragam.

Subjects Art Performing Arts Nonfiction. 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. The preparations they undertook in studying the subject at hand and also how the converaations actors conevrsations ready for their roles.

So this movie with all its deification does not have a plot, and this man Mani wanted it that way. The dimensions of human misery I am a proud byproduct of Maniratnam era of cinema. Made me reflect on the nuances in filmmaking and at the same time, a voice asking me to let go of too much intellectualisation.

But at the end of the book, I hadn’t progressed much from the starting point. I saw all the movies as I read each part of the book so I enjoyed it even more. I saw Thiruda Thirudi way back inand wondered, whoa, what part of this stupendous film could be real.


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Mani Ratnam himself seems to be annoyed at vario A 3. In short, like Mani Ratnam’s films, Conversations surprises, ratbam and stimulates. Amni, 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. Intrigue and Insightful conversation! Mani Ratnam comes across as genuine and open, baring details of how he got into films a little late, his naivete initially about how they are made.

The presentation in conversation mode surely makes it so lovable.

If at all there is rtanam Director whose movies need a Director’s cut, it is Maniratnam. The book takes us into the making process of each of his movies and each chapter is dedicated to his movies individually. A screenshot from Dil Se, one of Ratnam’s politically charged films.

Ratnam discusses, in a very thorough manner, on how he had conceived the theme, story, screenplay, direction, songs, etc of his movies. The book start off well but after first couple of chapters, lost its steam.

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Made me reflect on the nuances in filmmaking and at the same time, a voice asking me to let go The book is pure psychological exposition. For example, questions about the shooting of a song is great, but then out of the blue, another question pops up, “Oh, but that song gave you the title for the next movie The authors presented this in the best possible manner – In conversation mode.

I didn’t like being an onlooker to the parts of conversation that are usually edited out in other books, like Ratnam’s chafing at Rangan’s use of the word, ‘masala’ to describe some aspect of the films. Certified BuyerPune. One thing though – this is one of those books where a Kindle version will hardly suffice. 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.


Penguin Global; edition August 27, Language: Conversations with Mani Ratnam. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Common terms and phrases A. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I’m sure it’s going to a great treat for his admirers. It was fascinating to get that amount of insight into the characters I’d admired over time and the ones I go back to every now and then. By resourceful I mean he makes the audience see things in movies that they might not have observed as such.

Need to revisit them, and this time from adult view and not from kid’s, as I saw them initially. Start reading Conversations with Mani Ratnam on your Kindle in under a minute.


Flipkart’s packaging need to get mzni. With Rangan’s personal and impassioned introduction setting the Tamil and national context of the films, and with posters, script pages and numerous stills, Conversations is a treat for serious lovers of cinema as well as the casual moviegoer looking for a peek behind the process. You are trying to do exactly that. The best parts of the book are when Mani Ratnam takes the conversation forward when describing how some portions converssations his movies are derived from his own experiences, like the daughter’s signing by the bedside in Guru, and what lead to Bombay and the struggles he faced to release the film.

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