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Raavanan (2010)

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

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Mani Ratnam

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vikram ... Veeraiya (as 'Chiyaan' Vikram)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Ragini Subramaniam (as Aishwarya Rai)
Prithviraj Sukumaran ... Dev Prakash Subramaniam (as Prithviraj)
Priyamani ... Vennila
Prabhu ... Singarasan
Karthik ... Gyanaprakasam
Munna Munna ... Sakkarai
John Vijay ... Hemanth Shankar
Ranjitha ... Annam
Vaiyapuri Vaiyapuri ... Raasathi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aditya Aditya ... Tippu
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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)

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


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

18 June 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Athirappally, Kerala, India See more »

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Budget:

INR 550,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Anuradha Sriram
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Lyrics by Vairamuthu
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Its like watching a Maniratnam movie in parts , Yes but it is..
14 September 2011 | by stylegamerSee all my reviews

A pure cinematic treat! Crime noir pulled off perfectly well without violence

Its like watching a maniratnam film in parts. THe scenery of Roja, the retribution theme of Dil Se (Uyire in Tamil) , the atmospheric thrill of Thirudha Thirudha and the grand feel cast assemble of Yuva ( Ayudha ezhuthu in Tamil)

This is a story closely resembling the real life character called Veerapan, a well known bandit of South India mixed with the classic story of Rama and Sita legend. Genius!

and the bestpart of the movie is the atmosphere , it feels like one is really living the bandit character on screen, feel his emotions and know what he is thinking. Amazing.

A group of criminals, a police manhunt, a lush forest and a woman caught in between. The visuals are extraordinary, the atmosphere is dark and moody, the plot is terrific and the action is mind bogglingly flowing without any bloodshed and minimal pyrotechnics

This is a must watch either on big screen or in HD home theater. Watch the atmospheric visuals come to life with beautiful scenery of a lush jungle, with rain effect put to good use in all scenes...This is a gritty and thrilling drama of abduction, adultery, crime , a wild goose chase and a revenge tale rolled into one, all occurring in a middle of the worst monsoon season and surprisingly well crafted in equal parts carrying a strong flavor of crime film noir straight out from a David Fincher movie . Definitely not worth missing for the tight screenplay and excellent cinematography. The trailers don't do any justice to this film. It has to be experienced on the big screen

One would love to think it cant be an Indian movie but though it is, it has little to do with conventional Indian film making antics but made as one that will challenge Hollywood with a genre bending tale with all the technical bells and whistles.

Some critics may argue it is not maniratnam's best work, but definitely its Maniratnam's best turn towards a new direction ( Yuva, Guru) which no other director in the last few years have done. The feel of this movie is just marvellous ,natural and gritty. Of all maniratnams;'s movies , Raavanan is probably one that makes u feel the same way as as his other Roja and Kannathil Muthamittal.

The film is another magnum opus from internationally acclaimed director Maniratnam. In case u haven't seen any of his well made films in the last 2 decades, its a privilege to see one , especially Ravana in which Maniratnam returns with a unprecedented bang at the box office


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