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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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam

The high you derive out of watching a good film is tremendous. 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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. Mani Ratnam comes across as a man of clarity and confidence. To be honest, the use of flowery, open dictionary to see meaning type words, could have been avoided by Bharadwaj Rangan.

Its not usual gossip kind of stuff but its real thoughts ot Mani ratnam whole. 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. 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.


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.

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; his innovative use of lighting; as also his making of films in Hindi and other languages.

In these freewheeling conversations, candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative, many aspects of his films are explored. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The answers Ratnam gives are equally evasive and does not add much to a person who reads the interview. Conversations with Mani Ratnam is a perfect book for movie buffs and avid fans of Ratnam. But something about it doesn’t work. Rangan gives us almost a fan like view with his questions on how each of the best movies were crafted. Rahman, etc A meticulous and in-depth interview by Baradwaj Vonversations with the ace filmmaker on his craft and creativity.

A boring snooze fest of a book!

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Pakistan must own the FATF project. By resourceful I mean he makes the audience see things in movies that they might not have observed as such.

Must read for every Mani ratnam fan, and for aspiring film makers. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Dec 10, Vidya rated it it was amazing. The best parts of the book are when Mani Ratnam takes the conversation forward when describing how some portions of 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 nani film.


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A meticulous and in-depth interview by Baradwaj Rangan with the ace filmmaker on his craft and creativity. Oct 10, Santhosh rated it it was amazing Shelves: One such critic, deputy editor of The Hindu and National Award-winner, Baradwaj Rangan, took on the task of writing a book about the man behind the lens. Open Preview See a Problem? I loved that chapter on Iruvar because it is one my most favorite films. 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.

Slightly disappointed that the book does not have a chapter on Kadal as promised in the cover, but can not complain. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. The craft behind the art, straight from the elusive horse’s mouth.

For the author’s voice, read the introduction where he writes about being a movie lover at a particular point in time in Chennai.

Books by Baradwaj Rangan. The music was loony and fresh with a mix of synth, swelling strings and acoustics. Mani Ratnam’s self-professed intellectualisation of something that was an instinctive 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.