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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill on  Breaking the spinem that spotlights the upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting...

For me it is Conversation with Mani Ratnam By  Baradwaj Rangan, A.R Rahman (foreword)

Summary from
A sumptuous treat for serious lovers of cinema as well as the casual moviegoer!

His Nayakan is among Times 100 Best Movies Ever; and Roja launched A.R. Rahman. This book, unique for Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films.

In these freewheeling conversations, candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative, many aspects of his films are explored. Mani elaborates in a personal vein on his choice of themes, from the knottiness in urban relationships (Agni Natchatiram) to the rents in the national fabric (Bombay); his directing of children (Anjali); his artful use of songs; his innovative use of lighting, as also his making films in Hindi and other languages. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P.C. Sreeram, Thotta Tharani, and Gulzar, among many others. And delectable behind-the-scenes stories from the contrasting working styles of the legendary composer Ilayaraja and Rahman to the unexpected dimensions Kamal Haasan brought to the filming of Nayakan to what Raavan was like when originally conceived. In short, like Mani Ratnams films, Conversations, surprises, entertains and stimulates. With Rangans personal and impassioned introduction setting the Tamil and national context of the films, and with posters, script pages, and numerous stills, this book is a sumptuous treat.

Mani Ratnam is one of favorite directors..His movies are a treat to watch...I am really looking forward for this one...A.R Rahman was Mani Ratnam's find..Together they have created some memorable tune for a life time, so just wondering what he has to tell the world about him...

What is your pick????


  1. While I don't read anything outside YA and MG, this one does sound intriguing! Great pick :)

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  2. Going to be usual Madras upper middle class fascination with this half-baked story teller. He was finished in 80s. Move on.

    1. haha thats ones point of view...though he hasn delivered grt movies in the recent past, he was definetley not finished...

  3. This is definitely something I wouldn't have heard of if you hadn't mentioned it so thank you for sharing! ^.^ If you want to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)


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