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Interview : Mani Ratnam- Age has nothing to do with film making

Legendary director Mani Ratnam, is back after a long gap with an youthful entertainer Ok Bangaram. On the eve of the film’s release, we caught up with him for a brief interview. Let’s see what he has to say.

Q) How do you manage to make such young love stories even at this age ?

Frankly, age has nothing to do with film making. Every thing is in your mind and how to perceive things is what matters.

Q) You seem to have an added attraction towards Mumbai. Any particular reason for that ?

I have spent two years of my student life in Mumbai and have a special bond with the city. The metropolitan culture of the city attracts me big time.

Q) What is Ok Bangaram all about ?

The film showcases various conflicts of life and how a couple survives some tough times in today’s society.

Q) You have shot this film in sync sound. Any particular reason behind this ?

That is how a film should be shot actually. If I get a chance, I would love to do it in my future films as well.

Q) How was it working with P C Sreeram after a long time ?

P C and I go a very long way back. He is like my bounce board and I involve him in every film of mine in some way or the other.

Q) How was the whole experience working with Sirivennela Seetaram Sastry ?

I am very happy and proud that I got to collaborate with such a genius like him for this film.

Q) Tell us about your relation with A R Rahman ?

From the day I met A R, he is the same person and has not changed one bit. I torture him with my ideas and he gets back with his splendid music scores.

Q) You have worked with both Dulquer and his father Mammooty. What differences have you spotted ?

Both the actors are poles apart. Dulquer is in his league of his own and is a great talent to watch out for.


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