Two young lovers are compatible in every way - they even agree that marriage is futile. However, their emotions are not so easily managed, especially when they witness the unconditional love of the older couple with whom they live.
A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.
An Inspector is assigned to track down a large sum of stolen money. His investigations lead him to a couple of small time crooks, a village belle, a murder, an absconding suspect, and an international drug dealer.
Ragini re-locates to distant Lal Matti along with her Superintendent of Police husband, Dev Pratap Sharma, in order to enable him to apprehend a bandit, Beera Munda. Shortly thereafter her life will be turned upside down when she will be abducted by Beera and held captive. It is during this captivity she will not only find out that her fate will be decided within 14 hours, but also the real reason behind her abduction. Written by
There have been many adaptations in the past wherein the writer/ director decides to have a different take on the original. The task is nothing short of tight-rope walking. Every step has to calibrated for perfection. And the result could be either "Dev D" or "RGV's Sholay". If it wasn't for a few good things about "Raavan" probably it would have displaced "RGV's Sholay". Yes Mani Sir missed the bulls-eye by miles this time around.
Right from the start, the movie fails to hook you. There are many loose ends. For instance the Beera's penchant for donning Robinhood's hat was not explained. His motive of kidnapping is explained when the viewer couldn't care any less. In terms of narrative the non-linear format actually plays the spoilt sport. Its an epic we are talking here and compressing it to 150-minutes made it lose its charm.
Aishwarya gave her best to the character. Had the movie set the box- office cash register ringing, Raavan would have been remembered for her best performance to date.
Vikram may have given his best but he needs another break to showcase his talent in Bollywood.
Govinda - now the writing should be blamed for shaping up to this irritable character.
Nikhil Dwivedi and Ravi Kishan were okayish. Yes, Priyamani has a strong screen presence.
Abhishek - again the writing should be blamed for the way "Raavan" get portrayed on screen. Its a very contrived character.
There is no harm in juxtaposing good with evil as long as support system can bear the weight. Sadly this very punch is missing owing to which the viewer has a disconnect with the goodie as well as the baddie and the the entire cinematic fare fails to deliver.
A R Rahman's composition for Mani Ratnam has always been a notch above. Sadly it a let down this time and so are the lyrics from Gulzar.
DOP is the only good thing about Raavan.
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