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Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan is among Time’s "100 Best Movies Ever", and his Roja launched A.R. Rahman. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, in a series of freewheeling conversations - candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative - and looks back at these and 19 other masterly films. With Rangan’s personal and impassioned introduction setting the Tamil and national context of the films, Conversations is a treat for serious lovers of cinema as well as the casual moviegoer looking for a peek behind the process.

©2013 Rangan Baradwaj (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Good book. Bad delivery.

While the content of the book is good, the audio performance is below average. Bad pronunciations turn you off. If you still wish to go ahead, please listen to it in 1.50x speed or above for a decent experience.

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Bad User Experience

I wanted to really catch up on this book as Mani and Rangan are people I look upto in the Tamil film world. This audiobook was a clear cut case of bad User experience. Of all the people in the world they had to get Vikrant Kaul to narrate this book. One word: Horrendous! With all due respect to Vikrant, this AUDIO book lost its soul. Pronunciations of Tamil names are funny and obnoxious. Rangan himself could have read it out, though I am not sure about logistics and time. I could not go past Chapter 1, returned it.

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A must read for Tamil film buffs!

A great glimpse into the world of film making and creating cinema from stories. I enjoyed listening to it. While the narrator was very good with the overall rendition, a Tamil native speaker would uave done more justice to bringing alive the Tamil emotions through the right pronunciations of the Tamil lingo peppered across the book. That was the only drawwback.

...being a Mani and Rangan fan, I just loved the book!