Raavan, a 2010 Indian Hindi-language epic action-adventure film, was written and directed by Mani Ratnam, who also co-produced the movie. Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Vikram starred in the lead roles, with Govinda, Nikhil Dwivedi, Ravi Kishan, and Priyamani in significant supporting roles.
Raavan Movie 2010 Cast, Crew, Plot, Release, & Reception
The film features the crux of the epic Ramayana but with a modernized plot that offers Ravana’s perspective. It marked the Hindi film debut of Vikram and Priyamani.
Raavan was also released in Tamil as Raavanan, where Vikram reprised Bachchan’s role and played the antagonist, while Prithviraj Sukumaran played the protagonist, reprising Vikram’s role. Aishwarya Rai reprised her role in the Tamil version as well. Both versions of the movie were simultaneously released worldwide on 18 June 2010. The film’s premiere was held in London on 16 June 2010.
The plot of the film revolves around Beera Munda, a Naxalite, and his gang, who are engaged in creating chaos and distractions to evade the police. They resort to burning police vehicles and using women to lure cops into traps, where they mercilessly attack and kill them. It is during one of these violent episodes that Raagini Sharma, a civilian, is abducted by Beera.
The news of Raagini’s kidnapping reaches her husband, ASP Dev Pratap Sharma, who is deeply angered by the incident. Raagini manages to meet Beera through Mangal, a mediator, to inquire about the accusations. Beera denies any wrongdoing, and Raagini soon realizes that Dev had lied to her to lead him to Beera’s hideout.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Abhishek Bachchan||Beera Munda|
|Aishwarya Rai Bachchan||Ragini Sharma|
|Vikram||Dev Pratap Sharma IPS|
|Nikhil Dwivedi||DSP Hemant Sinha|
|Ravi Kishan||Mangal, Berra’s brother|
|Priyamani||Jamuni, Beera’s sister|
|Ajay Gehi||Hariya, Beera’s younger brother|
|Faisal Rashid||Rajeshwar Tiwari aka Guddu|
|Alpa Joshi||Tiwari’s wife|
|Mangal Kekre||Jamuni’s mother|
|Manoj Mishra||Ranjit, Berra’s spy|
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Vikram play the main roles in the film, with Govinda, Nikhil Dwivedi, Ravi Kishan, and Priyamani taking on important supporting roles.
In Raavan, Govinda plays the guy who helps Vikram through the dense forest to track down Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS), … Padmini Kolhapure’s pretty baby sister was signed on for a prominent role as Ravi Kissan’s wife in the movie.
Mani Ratnam, while making the 2007 biopic Guru starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, had already completed the script for his next directorial venture titled Lajjo. The film was a musical period piece set in the desert and was based on a short story by Ismat Chughtai.
The lead roles were to be played by Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. However, there were reports of a fallout between Ratnam and Khan due to creative differences, which caused the film to be delayed indefinitely despite being slated to begin production after the release of Guru.
Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram were cast in the lead roles in the film, with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing the female lead in both the Hindi and Tamil versions of the film. Manikandan was initially hired as the cinematographer but he was replaced by Santosh Sivan in May 2009.
Sreekar Prasad was responsible for editing the film, while fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee exclusively designed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s costumes for the film.
That’s correct. Raavan was shot in various locations across India, including the forests of Karnataka (Tumkur), Kerala (Athirappilly Falls), Ooty, Dharmapuri (Hogenakkal Falls), Jhansi, Kolkata, Mahabaleshwar, and the Malshej Ghats in Maharashtra. These locations were chosen to capture the essence of the story and provide a realistic backdrop for the film’s action sequences and dramatic moments.
Raavan, along with its simultaneously made Tamil version Raavanan, was released on 18 June 2010.
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|Box office||₹495 million (US$6.2 million)|
|Budget||₹550 million (US$6.9 million)|
|Directed by||Mani Ratnam|
|Distributed by||Reliance BIG Pictures|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Produced by||Mani Ratnam
|Release date||18 June 2010|
|Running time||131 minutes|
|Screenplay by||Mani Ratnam
Vijay Krishna Acharya
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
R. Rahman composed the soundtrack for the movie, with lyrics written by Gulzar. The soundtrack consists of six songs, and Rahman performed an additional song at the audio launch event. T-Series released the soundtrack on May 7, 2010.
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