MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,325 this week

Raavanan (2010)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,679 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 6 critic

A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

Director:

Writers:

(story), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 19 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 32 titles
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Raavanan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Raavanan (2010)

Raavanan (2010) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Raavanan.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Indian (1996)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Kamal Hassan, Nedumudi Venu, Manisha Koirala
Baasha (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Rajinikanth in lead role as the low-key rickshaw-driver with a murky past.

Director: Suresh Krishna
Stars: Rajnikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran
Umrao Jaan (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

J.P. Dutta's adaption of the Urdu novel "Umrao Jan Ada" by Mirza Haadi Ruswa (1905).

Director: J.P. Dutta
Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty
Saamy (2003)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Aaruchami (Vikram) is a Deputy Commissioner of Police of Thirunelveli who efficiently brings the city under control. At the outset, he pretends to be a corrupt cop by accepting bribes from ... See full summary »

Director: Hari
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Srinivasa Rao Kota
Nayakan (1987)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A small boy (Ratnavelu) from Tamilnadu sees his father, a labor leader, killed in cold blood by a policeman. He kills the policeman and runs away to the city of Bombay. From there, the ... See full summary »

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Kamal Hassan, Saranya Ponvannan, Janagaraj
Dhill (2001)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Dharani
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Laila, Ashish Vidyarthi
Mudhalvan (1999)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Arjun, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran
Thaandavam (2012)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A blind man with his 'Echolocation' power takes on a revenge mission.

Director: Vijay
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Jagapathi Babu, Anushka Shetty
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Lakshmi, Kiran Vairale
Gitanjali (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Geethanjali and Prakash, two terminally ill people with six months of life left, fall in love.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Girija Shettar, Vijayakumar
Kanthaswamy (2009)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Impoverished people find their wishes fulfilled at a Murugan/Shivji Mandir, while police suspect a CBI Officer of being a modern day Robin Hood.

Director: Susi Ganesan
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Shriya Saran, Prabhu
Bheemaa (2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: N. Linguswamy
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
'Chiyaan' Vikram ...
...
Ragini Subramaniam (as Aishwarya Rai)
Prithviraj Sukumaran ...
Dev Prakash Subramaniam (as Prithviraj)
Priyamani ...
Vennila
Prabhu ...
Singarasan
Karthik ...
Munna ...
Sakkarai
John Vijay ...
Hemanth
Ranjitha ...
Annam
Vaiyapuri ...
Raasathi
Edit

Storyline

Dev Prakash Subramaniam is assigned the task of apprehending a bandit, Veeraiya, and accordingly re-locates with his wife, Ragini. Shortly thereafter, while investigating another matter, he will be notified that his wife has been abducted by Veeraiya. He, in the company of several well-armed policemen, and guided by a forest guard, will relentlessly pursue this elusive bandit who is both revered and feared by the local residents; while Ragini will find out the real reason behind her abduction. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Ten Heads. Ten Minds. A Hundred Voices. One man.


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 2010 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Villain  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 550,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£72,599 (UK) (18 June 2010)

Gross:

£72,599 (UK) (18 June 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot on location in the forests of Athirapally (Kerala), Tumkur (Karnataka), Ooty, Jhansi, Calcutta, Mahabaleshwar and in the Malshej Ghats (Maharashtra). See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of Raavan (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaattu Sirukki
Sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Anuradha Sriram
Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Mani's The Best, but this man still has a lot in him for the whole world ! Its worth seeing ..
20 June 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I watched Raavanan the 2nd day of its release in a theater near Toronto. Like everyone I went for the movie with huge expectations and as a matter of fact I m a die hard Mani Ratnam's fan like other million people.

To start of with, Raavanan has Mr. Ratnam's class written all over it right from the start till the end. To make things even more better, works of The Mozart of Madras Mr. Rahman, Santosh Sivan, Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Co have done an excellent job. And I m not surprised to see them at their best, as this is "A Mani Ratnam's film" ! The story might not be very new to Tamil cinema, but even a love story involving just two characters can be portrayed in a very classical manner and the screenplay can make the movie a big hit. Simple such example are Mr. Ratnam's old movies . A simple story could be directed in a very good way or a bad way. Mani always chooses the right way - Excellence and sheer CLASS! Vikram has reached new heights already, this character is a tough one , but the way he has essayed the character is top notch ! Kudos to him and I personally feel he is not utilized properly by Tamil Cinema. This actor has lot more potential to make it big, to take Tamil Cinema to the next level just like what Kamal Hassan has been doing.

Aishwarya has a lot of scope to perform and proves her versatility once again. May be she saves her best for Mani's films I m not sure, but such a wonderful performance by the beauty Queen. Dances really well and makes her eyes do the talking in most scenes. Early in her Iruvar days to Raavanan, her success is for her hard work and dedication.

I don't have anything to talk about Karthik and Prabhu as i can only be shocked if they don't give their best in all their movies. These seasoned actors are at their best like always. Priyamani has always been an actor who can balance her talents doing glamor along side roles with substance. Good talent to be nurtured for the future. She has gone long way post Paruthi Veeran.

The music surely plays a big part in the movie. Rahman has done a superb job to make sure he delivers his best to his guru. I always felt bad about Ratnam partying ways with Ilayaraja, but may be it was a blessing in disguise as Ar Rahman came to the podium with a bang ! I hope Mani and Ilayaraja join hands some time in future.

Vairamuthu's lyrics are powerful as always. DOP Mr.Sivan has given his all for this movie given the fact this movie was mostly shot in forests and with rain most of the times. Amazing talent ! I felt that I was watching the movie like a side actor in the sets and not from the theater, it was so very real.

To summarize the whole story, even though its a Mani Ratnam's movie,I felt it wasn't his very best as he has handled tougher subjects and the screenplay lacks the master's touch in few places.

I always consider and compare Mani Ratnam to Clint Eastwood as both these people share something in common - The passion for quality cinema ! For people who look for a excuse not to watch a movie in theaters, I would suggest you to watch it and see the visual in big screen as only then you can realize their hard work. Even if your not a Mani's fan, you should watch movies like this to support quality cinema and Indian cinema as a whole.

I don't need to talk about Mani's fans, as by now most of them would have watched the movie. I don't like comparing his other movies as each are good in their own standards, this one stands right up there but his best is somewhere round the corner.

Wonderful movie, very creative, excellent performance by all its lead artists and all together a complete wholesome entertainer by the one and only Master, Mr. Mani Ratnam ! Salute you


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Raavan vs. Raavanan - which is better? douggordy
Raavanan Tamil Soundtrack? FeelingSoSad
Felicitate kingofking_all
Discuss Raavanan (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?