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‘Conversations With Mani Ratnam’ is a delightful read


Mani Ratnam’s movies are the ones I have grown up watching. They were for real, urbane and intelligent. So when I got a chance to read film critic Baradwaj Rangan’s newly released book ‘Conversations With Mani Ratnam’, I leaped on it. Considering the many questions I had and the many details I would have loved to know about all those delightful movies he churned out over the years, it is not practical for me to get satisfied with the book. But then, getting the reticent filmmaker to talk itself is a huge achievement. This is a delightful read, but is found wanting in the end. More about my opinion later, possibly in another post. However, here are some gems from ...

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