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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The book is a storehouse of If I was asked to describe the book in one word, I would say “Blade”. A book to be read by all Ratnam’s fan. Made me reflect on the nuances in filmmaking and at the same time, a voice asking me to let go of too much intellectualisation. 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.
Gaata Rahe Mera Dil: He is very clear about his methodologies and views about his craft. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P. No eBook available Amazon. The Dev Anand Story.
Certified BuyerAgartala. The conversation centered around this movie forms the most interesting and enlightening part of the book. Wjth the end of the book, I am left with a mass of trivia that I can flaunt about knowing and some deep insightful passages that leads me to believe that it was tough getting up what looks effortless on screen.
The Road to Their First Film. An insightful read for those interested in understanding the mind behind the magic.
May 09, Karthick rated it liked it. 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. A good blogger, who is a Mani Ratnam fan can ask the same questions. vook
If you like books and love to build converdation products, we may be looking for you. 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.
I found this careless answer to a weighty question a little incomplete.
Thoroughly disappointed by this book! First Day, Last Show. A bigger canvas of film making and a lot of color and vibrancy is what a lot of film-goers associate with a successful commercial movie in an Indian parlance.
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The talk is as descriptive and compelling as that. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Selected title must be Rs or greater. A Masterclass with Mani Ratnam. Where my expectation was let down were in conversation going more on character analysis and not film making.
But since the context here is something which you might have probably seen many times, there were so many ‘Aha! I said more wows reading about these movies from the creator’s viewpoint than when I actually saw those. Sreeram, Thotta Tharani, and Gulzar, among many others. Must read for every Mani ratnam fan, and for aspiring film makers.
Sep 28, Vijay Peddada rated it it was amazing. You Ask, I Tell. The book dealt with his movies in the order they released and that gave me a window to observe how Mani had grown with time, or at least how he reflected on his growth.
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Never the less, if you are like me who see’s movie as a story telling medium with no need for creative thinking, then you will be proved wrong through this book. I was only becoming sadder as the book was nearing its end. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.
Penguin Group- Performing Arts – pages. Good one from Rangan though! Its not usual gossip kind of stuff but its real thoughts ot Mani ratnam whole. A must read for all ardent ManiRatnam fans. Rangan gives us almost a fan like view with his questions on how each of the best movies were crafted. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. I was more inclined towards mani’s film making over mani’s thoughts on bheera, ragini, rishi or so on. We appreciate your feedback.