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He tries to do the same with the usually reticent director and mostly succeeds in capturing the candidness, which is something other ‘journalists’ have failed in.

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We all assume that filmmakers make films inspired by real life events and circumstances, but this film was so flippant and illogical that it mocked at every deified code in the manual of screenplay writing. Penguin Books Ltd Imprint: A biographical approach would have been far better. Dec 09, Aravind Nagarajan rated it liked it. An excellent book providing insights into the Mani Ratnam way of making movies.

Lists with This Book. Sep 28, Vijay Conevrsations rated it it was amazing. W read about them, and dissect their techniques. What do you want to ask about a movie?

Top Reviews Conversatiosn recent Top Reviews. 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.

Jan 07, Varsha rated it it was amazing. The equivalent of Harsha Bhogle talking to Ian Chappell at the end of day’s play. And then his films are dissected. The way he thinks about a script, how he goes backward, what all goes through his mind during script, how he gets musiclyrics done, what importance he gives to every technician, how he wants them to travel with him mni the ratmam journey are great nuances to know.


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Aug 13, harish jp rated it really liked it. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of Mani Ratnam, or in general likes good Tamil films. Mani 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; his innovative use of lighting, as also his making films in Hindi and other languages.

At times Mani Ratnam seems to dead bat criticism and defends creative decisions, mostly when Rangan questions whether the quality of characters mirror reality. The poetic way that mani wants to present his scene, use dialogues only when needed and make it powerful when it comes keeping it shortleaving the rest to picture, location, music, nature, voices in background and actors ability to carry it out are something that are fantastic to know. The preparations they undertook in studying the subject at hand and also how the child actors got ready for their roles.

Fault us with the author who didn’t ask the right questions. The latest news is that he has just started shooting a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam with Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon.

Reading each chapter gives us a feeling of actually watching the movie.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

Ratnam discusses, in a connversations thorough manner, on how he had conceived the theme, story, screenplay, direction, songs, etc of his movies. Amazing book about the insights of this gem of a director to Indian Cinema. Dec 18, Praveen rated it it was ok Shelves: Don’t have a Kindle? In these freewheeling conversations—candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative—many aspects of his films are explored. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


Certified BuyerChennai. 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.

The format worked really well for me as I am a sucker for interviews. Conversations with Mani Ratnam. It helps the true fan of cinema to watch his movies with fresh perspectives. Raynam saw Thiruda Thirudi way back inand wondered, whoa, what part of this stupendous film could be real.

The pictures accompanying the text were also wonderfully selected. I’ve always been a fan of Rangan’s movie reviews on his site and a Mani Ratnam admirer to some extent.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan. Rangan hit some jackpot questions on the chapter that was on Iruvar Teaser: I also liked how he defended the extraordinarily boring Raavan. 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.

Ratna, the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films. I know this could be deliberate to allow the personalities of Ratnam and Rangan to seep in, but I thought the book could do without that little spat.