Abhishek Bachchan hails Mani Ratnam as cinematic genius

Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan describes Mani Ratnam as a "cinematic genius" and urges movie lovers to grab a copy of film critic Baradwaj Rangan`s book "Conversations With Mani Ratnam" and read it.

"I have just finished reading `Conversations With Mani Ratnam` by Baradwaj Rangan. If you enjoy cinema, then you must try and get a copy of the book. A great insight into the mind of someone I consider a cinematic genius," tweeted Abhishek.

Abhishek has been part of three of his films – ‘Yuva’ (2004), ‘Guru’ (2007) and 2010 film ‘Raavan’.

Ratnam, 56, is known for his landmark Tamil movies like ‘Mouna Raagam’ (1986), ‘Nayagan’ (1987), ‘Anjali’ (1990) and ‘Thalapathi’ (1991).

In Bollywood, the director-screenplay writer-producer carved a niche for himself with his trilogy on terrorism – ‘Roja’ (1992), ‘Bombay’(1995) and ‘Dil Se’ (1998).

Married to actress Suhasini, Ratnam was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2002 and has won several film awards, including six National Awards.