Much kindness from a reader. Thank you Ravishankar.
I was gifted the book ‘Conversations with Mani Ratnam’ recently by a talented “kid” in my office for my birthday.
Contrary to what I expected it was an extremely breezy read. I read Conversations with Hitchcock by Truffaut twenty five years ago in college and I found this atleast as good.
To paraphrase many movie critics – You’ve gone beyond the script and the director. In fact I thought in some places Mani came up short by responding irritably to your very valid phrase “Masala pitch”.
I’m sending you a cartoon to show my appreciation which I drew myself under my nickname Zola (I’m an accountant by day and a wannabe writer and cartoonist by night and a dutiful householder on weekends :(( .
Request you to post the cartoon on your blog /website as an offerring from a grateful fan.