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Want to Read saving…. Certified BuyerBaroda. 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.

ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government. Conversations with Mani Ratnam. I really enjoyed learning about how Mani came up with the characters, developed them, and how he saw them.

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Art Performing Arts Nonfiction. The book is pure psychological exposition.

Sreeram as the cinematographer. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Intrigue and Insightful conversation! If at all there is a Director whose movies need a Director’s cut, it is Maniratnam.

Jan 07, Varsha rated it it was amazing. Contents About the Author Praise for the Book. 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.

An excellent book providing insights into the Mani Ratnam way of making movies. In the interviews that cover the first films of his career, he appears to be hesitant and uncertain to a certain degree while talking of his choices as a director. But this is not a biography, it’s a Conversation.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Lists with This Book. Full points to Maji Rangan for working on something like this and as a fanboy of the director, I thank him for coming up with this book. 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.


Mani Ratnam’s body of work is any movie-loving, Chennai-based biographer’s delight. Rangan gives us almost a fan like view with his questions on how each of the best movies were crafted.

But it remains a peek only, needed more insights and longer discussions about different times of his movie making life. 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.

Before reading you have to watch all maniratnam’s film to completely understand the book.

The presentation in conversation mode surely makes it so lovable. Certified BuyerMedak.

One thing though – this is one of those books where a Kindle version will hardly suffice. Conversatins the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, in a series of freewheeling conversations–candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative–and looks back at these and nineteen other masterly films.

I said more wows reading about these movies from the creator’s viewpoint than when I actually saw those. But since the context here is something which you might have probably seen many times, there were so many ‘Aha! In all our fancy for cinema outside of us, conversatiions we are missing out on all the spice that is available inside of us.

A peek into the genius makers mind. Sep 28, Vijay Peddada rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Conversations with Mani Ratnamplease sign up. I saw Thiruda Thirudi way back inand wondered, whoa, what part of this stupendous film could be real.

I am not sure if I am more in awe of Maniratnam for his earthly movies or the author Baradwaj Ranjan for bringing out the best from an otherwise reserved director, perfectly balancing between a fan and a critic. Now to spend one weekend watching all his movies one after the other. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. His movie Anjali which explores the relationship of converdations mentally challenged child with the members of her family and her neighborhood was perhaps the first of its kind in Tamil cinema.


Conversations with Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam’s self-professed intellectualisation of something that was an witn 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 th I’ve edited this review after almost two months of trying to articulate it in so many ways.

Ratnam also rewinds some of the wrong choices he made in his movies which have from then on made him attain more maturity as a director. Sreeram, Thotta Tharrani and Gulzar, among many others. Have doubts regarding this product? The conversation centered around this movie forms the most interesting and enlightening part of the book. Inner side of genius. 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.

Maybe that is what makes his craft stand apart, and speak. Complete with posters, script pages conversationx numerous stills, this book gives you a glance into what goes into making masterpieces. This book has also changed my point of view on Mani’s films.