Early word…

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Very kind early words about the book from Jai Arjun Singh, aka Jabberwock, here:

“…it holds up extremely well in comparison with the two best conversations-with-directors books I have read: Bogdanovich on Orson Welles and Truffaut-Hitchcock… [Baradwaj has] achieved something very special here: he has got Mani Ratnam to open up about a lot of things, moderated a series of fascinating conversations… and most tricky of all, he has structured those sessions in such a way that a reader gets a sense of drama as well as chronology.”

11 thoughts on “Early word…

  1. Have added a new menu for the book in the sidebar, where I’ll list links to news items/reviews etc. as they appear. Penguin hasn’t announced a release date yet.

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  2. High praise indeed – will look out for the book. However, I’d love to buy a collection of your best writing on films – perhaps a selection of your best reviews (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly?) with some essays. As another fan of your writing, it would be a treat.

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  3. BR, I hope you intend to write a short piece, at least here, on the making of the book itself. How it came about, the whole experience of interacting with him and so on..

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  4. Hi Baradwaj,

    Congratulations on the book! Will it be available to purchase online or for delivery to the US? I’d love to read it.

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  5. vijay: I think that’s there in the intro. Anyway, maybe later…

    KK: I have really no idea. It’s all up to the publishers. But will put up information as and when I get to know…

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  6. Rangan Saar, glad to see this. :) I didn’t expect that, a comment that I wrote the other day in :Raja Genre..” would come into fruition so soon. Looks like you always had this plan in you only to unleash it in right time. My best wishes!

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