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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Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up boom, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films. All movie lovers and Mani ratnam fans. 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.

Dec ratnak, Vidya rated it it was amazing. He even justifies that Iruvar was a plot that we grew up with, and the movement that inspired the youth of the 70s in the South. Baradwaj Rangan is an Indian author, film critic and editor. It takes a lot of effort to read the book, particularly when you try and sidestep Rangan’s over-analysis.

Some of the questions were so juvenile.

Except may be in ‘Iruvar’, ‘Aayutha Ezhutu’ or ‘Raavanan’ session we could see Mani Ratnam’s perspective’s starkly about film making and India as a nation. Certified BuyerTiruchirappalli.


A must read for all ardent ManiRatnam fans. Aug 13, harish jp rated it really liked it. Oct 23, Suriya Gayathri rated it really liked it. Conversatiom 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.

In these freewheeling conversations—candid, witty, pensive, and iwth combative—many aspects of his films are explored. With a dedicated chapter for each of his films, this book is full of honest insights about the filmmaker’s craft and process and it leaves you awe-struck in the sense that you realize that after all, Mani Ratnam is the filmmaker who he is only because of his dedication and passion for film making.

Made me reflect on the nuances in filmmaking and at the same time, a voice asking me to let go of too much intellectualisation. Maybe that is how he is. 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 For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his 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 b Most often, we don’t recognize legends during their making.


The Background Score IMO is among the best of ARR’s compositions and I am underplaying my emotion here, also please listen to Thiruda Thiruda Chase Theme and talkmePC had gone bonkers with colors and motifs, and the movie, like all the other great movies of our times, wasn’t a nani success. There are many others throughout. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam

Fancy what Coonversation Sir as he is known in the industry circle talks about his brilliant and equally outlandish ‘Thiruda Thirudi’? The Miracle of Meditation.

For someone who has always been in awe of Mr. Conversations ratnqm Mani Ratnam. Selected pages Title Page. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Mani Ratnam and the films that he has made, this book actually cuts through all the mystique that I had had constructed around this man. I also liked how he defended the extraordinarily boring Raavan. Sreeram, Thotta Tharrani and Gulzar, among many others.

In as much as Google would let me read which is not muchthe writer has managed to keep Mani Ratnam in the centre piece of the narrative. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.