Conversations with Mani Ratnam has ratings and 85 reviews. Archana said: While we were making a really (so-called) short film at college, it kind of. 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.

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The most liberating thing about being a creator, he says, is: In addition, the book reveals how Mani Ratnam has launched the careers of many Indian actors and even musicians like A.

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Mani Ratnam comes across as a man of clarity and confidence. There convrrsation no discussion topics on this book yet. So this movie with all its deification does not have a plot, and this man Mani wanted it that way. Very helpful for directors and writers. You submitted the following rating and review.

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. Certified BuyerCoimbatore. He says he likes to capture how we are today. I didn’t like being an onlooker to the parts of conversation that are usually edited out in other books, like Ratnam’s converastion at Rangan’s use of the word, ‘masala’ to describe some aspect of the films. 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 the narrative.


A reflection of the iwth as much as the substance in the creation. About the book, if you are a Mani fan, this book is a must have. The book is a storehouse of trivia, and while I’ve watched all his movies barring the initial fourit was quite interesting to learn why he chose to do a particular film the way he did.

I Want to Live. This book, unique for Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films. The book takes us into the making process of each of his movies and each chapter is dedicated to his movies individually. Conversations with Mani Ratnam is a perfect book for movie buffs and avid fans of Ratnam.

In these freewheeling conversations—candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative—many aspects of his films are explored. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. I will for sure watch out for the rain, trains, umbrellasdress color and converswtion every detail of it.

This is a must read for any movie fan and a must-muster-mustest read for a Mani Ratnam fan who undoubtedly is one of the finest film makers in the world.

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Add at least RS. 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.


Complete with posters, script pages and numerous stills, this book gives you a glance into what goes into making masterpieces. I have never read a book which talks about movies, so when I was having an eye on this book Convefsation was fascinated to pick it up directly. Jan 14, Vignesh rated it really liked it. Have doubts regarding this product? See all free Kindle reading apps.

Rahman the Spirit of Music. Once Upon a Time in India. 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 Ratnwm often, we don’t recognize legends during their making.

Conversations with Mani Ratnam

I think this genuinely reflects more the way Ratnam developed his craft over the years than about Ratnam getting comfortable ‘intellectualizing’ his films.

A meticulous and in-depth interview by Baradwaj Rangan with the ace filmmaker on his craft and creativity. 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 on the entire journey are great nuances to know. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Rangan hit some jackpot questions on the chapter that was on Iruvar Teaser: