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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Refresh and try again. In these freewheeling conversations, candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative, many aspects of his films are explored. This book features chapter long interviews with the film maker on each of his movies from the first one up until Ravan an.

Nov ratnxm, Amar Viswanathan rated it did not like it. In a country of compliance, his characters were truly rebellious against the existing norms without the over dramatic heroism. Nov 15, Saritha rated it liked it. Mani Ratnam comes across as genuine and open, baring details of how he got into films fonversations little late, his naivete initially about how they are made.

If at all there is a Director whose movies need a Director’s cut, it is Maniratnam.

Cconversations and Insightful conversation! His movie Anjali which explores the relationship of a mentally challenged child with the members of her family and her neighborhood was perhaps the first of its kind in Tamil cinema. I wonder if perhaps it could have been better formatted by shifting Mani Ratnam’s well-written note to the end as a sort of culmination.


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. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam

The only reason I picked up this book was because I have seen almost all his movies and I am a big fan. Don’t have a Kindle?

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Certified BuyerBaroda. The authors presented this in the best possible manner – In rattnam mode. A more appropriate title for the book would have been “How Mani Ratnam abstained msni killing Baradwaj Rangan”. Rangan is quite the consummate critic, but either he isn’t a particularly great interviewer or MR is just hard to open up as BR actually complains at one pointso there is often this awkward forced feeling about their conversations especially at the beginning, and Mani Ratnam appears not to have much patience for BR’s “intellectualization” of his movies.

The craft behind the art, straight from the elusive horse’s mouth.

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Never the less, if you are like me who see’s movie as a story telling medium with no need for creative thinking, then you will be proved wrong through this book. For Mani Sir’s fans!


Relishing the humorous exchanges between the two and perceiving a director’s slightly teasing outlook of a critic’s process were the hidden gems in the book. Mani Ratnam has made some of the most influential movies of our times and can be credited for taking Tamil Cinema to new heights, but this book is not the book to glorify him.

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Sreeram as the cinematographer. The Q and A format is alright for the most part and Rangan’s questions are insightful. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films. When a critic asks the right questions at the right time, and he explains t The only reason I picked up this book was because I have seen almost all his movies and I am a big fan.

He has co-written the screenplay for the Tamil rom-com, Kadhal 2 Kalyanam. While his editing decisions worked perfectly during the much-restricted, per-liberalized India, they seem to be way off the mark in his recent movies. Nov 09, Archana Amaragandhi rated it it was amazing. A reflection of witg self as much as the substance in the creation.

Being me, who has watched most of his movies while growing up, I was able to blend well with their convos. I must say this is really a great read for Mani Rathnam fans. Certified BuyerChennai.