A movie which was in the making for close to two years and thanks to the enormous pre-release publicity which has made this film one amongst the most awaited movies of the year. Directed by Mani Ratnam and with his favorite actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead this “Raavan” was supposedly to be a treat to the viewers. In the end all one gets is a huge disappointment on the whole and the only bright spot in the movie is the acting of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.

The movie to begin with does not waste any time in establishing the characters and instead the plot unfolds right from the word go. The storyline of the movie is no secret as many would have guessed it right even before its release. The surprise element was supposedly to be the climax but with a conventional ending there is hardly any surprise in the movie for the viewers. There are reports mentioning that a total of four climaxes are shot for this film and one hopes the director would replace the current one with something unusual.

Ragini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) gets kidnapped by Beera (Abhishek Bachchan) and its Ragini’s husband Dev (Vikram) a police officer who goes in search of her. The reason why Ragini gets kidnapped is explained thro a flashback in the second half of the movie. Dev in pursuit of Beera gets the help of forest guard Sanjeevani (Govinda) to track him and to be honest Govinda has performed his cameo role to perfection.

Does Dev succeed in his mission to capture Beera or not is in the latter half of the movie. In terms of acting the Bachchan’s no doubt hog the limelight but Vikram who was to have a memorable debut to Bollywood is just mediocre. Priyamani and Nikhil Dwivedi who come in supporting roles fit the bill accordingly.

The true stalwarts of the film are its cinematographers V Manikandan (who quit mid-way through the project) and Santosh Sivan (who completed the rest of the project) who have done a commendable work capturing the beauty of Ooty, Challakudi forest and many more picturesque locales. A R Rahman who had created a sensation with the songs has tried something new in the background score which mostly goes unnoticed.

The point made here is that “Raavan” is by no means an extraordinary film but that was not expected from a film maker of Mani Ratnam’s caliber. Mani Ratnam has set high standards for himself which these days he is finding it difficult to maintain. The movie with a running time of 2 hrs and 10 mins is just plain vanilla stuff.

“Raavan” fails badly to meet its expectations.


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