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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 »

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Filming Locations:

Athirappally, Kerala, India See more »

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INR 550,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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While filming in Kerala, the production got into trouble with forest officials for not following regulations. The issues were eventually resolved. See more »

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Kodu Poatta
Sung by Benny Dayal
Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
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A spiritual journey with poetic insight - RAAVANAN
21 June 2010 | by sriram_mSee all my reviews

What a man seeks from maniratnam's movies. Not but purity, poetry, beauty, artistic intensity(Very few can reach such depths) and finally truth. What is his intrinsic authority to define what right and what is wrong?

Some of his movies are fierceful with electrifying emotions and some are merely soulful and poetic like torrents of silent river with the dancing of light and shadow. May sometimes intellectuals and mob can't find entertainment from his movies. But few are with vibrant and sensible hearts with child's like enthusiasm could feel the power, depth and humility in his movies. He is one of the greatest artists of our time which world couldn't able to understand. He didn't get fame what he deserves. Like the poems of rabindranath tagore, as you muse and feel more and more you will get more spiritual experience from his movies. Like terrance malik's movies his movies dissolve with nature and poetic sadness and with life's music. They will open our hearts to life, love and beauty.

For those who want to know what life are, what are morals, what is right and what is wrong. Are they prefixed and reformulated. Or shall we explore, question ourselves with abundance of love in our hearts towards the things of world to know ourselves what is truth. That journey is RAAVANAN. Few may don't like this movie because they may not get thrill from the movie. Only sheer poetry, exploration of truth exists in the movie. Master story teller's hands are as soft as ever. Though, for this movie those are more complex because those are now more simpler.


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