Conversations with Mani Ratnam: Know the mastermind of the Cinema

Conversations with Mani Ratnam is a special book consisting of his candid talks with Rangan about his life, movie-making, his cast and crew and with a special foreword by A.R. Rehman. The fans can know all about Mani Ratnam, one of the finest film makers of our times.

Online PR News – 15-November-2012 – Ahmedabad/India – Ahmedabad, India; November 15, 2012: This book is a sumptuous treat for all the movie watchers especially lovers of the serious cinema. Mani Ratnam has carved a special name in the world of Cinema with his unique movies based on grave issues like terrorism, communal riots, underworld dons, politics etc. All this while, his movies have spoke out loud whatever is there on his mind but with this book we get to know what all inspired him to choose the path that he has trodden on. The book is full of candid conversations that he had with famous film critic Baradwaj Rangan.

Baradwaj Rangan sheds light into this legendary figure's life and inspirations and his motive behind getting into this profession of making movies with freewheeling series of interviews. Gulzar, one of the prominent writers of India commented on the book 'Conversations with Mani Ratnam' "A superb addition to the library of books celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. It's a pleasure to see that Mani sir, usually reticent, has spoken with such candor."

The interviews also includes his talks on his famous and award-winning movies like Mouna Ragam, Geethanjali, Nayakan, Pallavi Anu Pallavi, Roja, Bombay, and several other well acclaimed movies. The book also has a foreword by A.R.Rehman who was launched into the film industry by Mani Ratnam.

Mani Ratnam holds an MBA degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and remarks in this book that "It was an accident. I was interested in cinema only as a viewer. I never thought I'd take it up as a career. I never thought I would sit and write and actually direct films," So what really inspired him to take up film-making as a career? Get to know about his interesting journey into the film making in this book.

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About the Author:

Baradwaj Rangan is well acclaimed film critic and has also won National Award for best film critic in the year 2005. He used to work for 'the New Indian Express' earlier and presently Deputy Editor at 'The Hindu'. Apart from writing he is involved in various activities such as teaching Cinema at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, he has also co-written a screenplay for the Tamil rom-com Kadhal 2 Kalyanam. His latest book Conversations with Mani Ratnam is a freewheeling series of interviews with Mani Ratnam, one of the finest film makers of today's generation.