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Conversations with Mani Ratnam  (English, Hardcover, Baradwaj Rangan)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: Non-Classifiable
  • ISBN: 9780670085200, 0670085200
  • Pages: 320
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  • Viking (India)
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  • February
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Must Buy

I think this is the finest conversation ever recorded by a film critic and a filmmaker. And very few filmmakers in the world have articulated themselves with such precision. Mani Ratnam does it with no references to any philosophical systems or theoretical positions. There is a certain kind of honesty and sincerity in purpose which Baradwaj Rangan has managed to bring about and that is very important for all aspiring filmmakers to learn from in this book. Few filmmakers acknowledge their own ...
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K Hariharan

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Wonderful bibliography of Mani Ratnam's work.

Most often, we don't recognize legends during their making. But when they are up there shining like brilliant stars, we go back, revisit their work and say WOW. I said more wows reading about these movies from the creator's viewpoint than when I actually saw those. Such insights. Such details. Mani Ratnam is indeed a legend.

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, perfe...
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Archana Vijay

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Salute to Mani..

If you are a big fan of Mani and you enjoyed all his movies, you would love this book. 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. I was more fascinated to read about his older movies like Mouna Raagam, Agni Natchatiram and Nayagan than his newer ones (Guru, Raavan..) This book has also changed my point of view on Mani's films. I will for sure watch out for the rain, trains, umbrella...
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Vijay Venkatesh

Oct, 2012

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Must read

A must read for those who are interested in the creative thought process during film making. Also special for the fact that it comes from a person so elusive. A insight into thoughts behind almost every movie of this genius
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Rakesh RV

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MUST BUY

I BOUGHT IT THE MOVEMENT I SAW IT IN FLIPCART. AS ALWAYS GOOD SPEEDY DELIVERY BY FLIPCART. AS A BIG FAN OF MANI RATNAM SIR ( MAINLY THE FILMS HE DID IN SOUTH INDIAN LANGUAGES ) I WANTED TO KNOW ALL ABOUT HIS FILMS . THE BOOK IS IN THE FORMAT OF VARIOUS INTERVIEWS DONE BY THE AUTHOR . MANI SIR MAINLY JUST ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS. THERE IS NOT MUCH DETAILING ABOUT THE BEHIND THE SCENES OF ALL HIS FILMS. THERE FORE I AM LITTLE DISAPPOINTED BUT STILL LIKE ALL MANI SIR FILMS THIS IS A MUST BUY BOOK...
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Krishnakumar

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Oct, 2012

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Must-read for Mani Ratnam fans

As an ardent follower of Tamil cinema and Mani Ratnam's movies in particular, this was something I couldn't miss out on. Add to it the fact that it is written by my favorite movie critic, Baradwaj Rangan. The hardcover version is a connoisseur's delight. Excellent quality and lots of pictures.
Rangan sheds light on different facets of the reticent auteur's body of work. Highly recommended read!
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Rajesh Ram

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Apr, 2014

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A perfect book for films !!

A very good book on films !! Should have been better if he spoke about the screenplay writing techniques !! But worth a buy !!
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Mithun%20 kumar

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Feb, 2014

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Must Read for MR lovers !

The book is awesome, with elements from each of his movies. Thought process behind the movies. Planning to do a MR movie marathon and read the book again !
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Vinod Ramamoorthy

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Feb, 2014

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Engaging

This is the first film related book i've read, so i'm not really sure how to put this down. The book was an easy ready. With Mani saar being one of my favorite directors, and having watched (almost) all of his movies, this book provided great insights into his working style and how he evolved as a filmmaker.
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Jeevan Jayaram

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Conversations with Mani Ratnam

I am ardent fan of Mani Ratnam Sir. I really liked the book. It is simple and easy to understand. A great book.
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Nataraj G

Jan, 2014

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