Mani matters

Posted on November 11, 2015


Much kindness from a reader. Thank you Ravishankar.

Dear Sir

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.


S.Ravishanker  (

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