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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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Some good insights towards what he strives to achieve through his films. Be the first to ask a question about Conversations with Mani Ratnam.

Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. Maji delectable behind-the-scenes stories—from the contrasting working styles of the legendary composer Ilaiyaraaja and Rahman to the unexpected dimensions Kamal Haasan brought ratbam the filming of Nayakan to what Raavan was like when originally conceived.

But something about it doesn’t work. Add at least RS. Sreeram, Thotta Tharrani and Gulzar, among many others. A good blogger, who is a Mani Ratnam fan can ask the same questions. Selected pages Title Page. All movie lovers and Mani ratnam fans.

Maybe that is what makes his craft stand apart, and speak. Inner side of genius. Encyclopedia of Bollywood—Film Actresses. I saw Conversatiosn Thirudi w While we were making a really so-called short film at college, it kind of struck me how difficult this process of filmmaking is, and how some directors have made filmmaking look so effortless and palatable.

Getting to know that pattern of mani rathnam could be very difficult if not for this book. One of the cconversations who has always been in the limeLight for technical excellence, showing different forms people and as well being critic for touching up on conversationns issues. Mani Ratnam is considered one of the most respected directors and producers in the Indian film fraternity.


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The format worked really well for me as I am a sucker for interviews. But since the context here conversatipns something which you might have probably seen many times, there were so many ‘Aha! For 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. You are trying to do exactly that. But this is not a biography, it’s a Conversation.

For all Movie Lovers. For the author’s voice, read the introduction where he writes about being a movie lover at a particular point in time in Chennai. A peek into the genius makers mind. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P. There is a good sense of growth for Mani Ratnam as an individual as you read through these interviews in a chronological fashion.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Witb all 15 reviews. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? After reading, one will get an insight the way master director Mani approaches to film making.

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. Must read for every Mani ratnam fan, and for aspiring film makers. Given any creator, the person would have some pattern of thinking and story telling is my strong view. 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. The Story of the Ramsay Brothers.

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Conversations with Mani Ratnam

The book start off well but after first couple of chapters, lost its steam. I’ve always been a fan of Rangan’s movie reviews on his site and a Mani Ratnam admirer to some extent. Sreeram, Thotta Tharani, and Gulzar, among many others.

There are very few out there can write better than Rangan. Jan 07, Varsha rated it it was amazing. Because, my mind fails to recreate scenes they are talking about from Thalpathi and Nayakan. The conversational format gives an authentic feel that you’re listening to Mani Sir himself and Rangan delivers what he promises!

No eBook available Amazon. Once Upon a Time in India. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. This book, unique to Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films. This book, unique to Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Jaane Bhee Do Yaaro. Ratnam elaborates in a personal vein on his choice of themes, from the knottiness in urban relationships Agni Natchatiram to the rents in the national fabric Bombay ; his directing of children Anjali ; his artful use of songs; wih innovative use of lighting; as also his making of films in Hindi and other languages.

The book is really good read for movie lovers and who are interested in process of movie making.