Movies, News, Trailers|March 18, 2010 12:24 am

Ravana: First Look

Mani Ratnam is quite impressed by Junior Bachchan’s acting skills that’s why, again he casted him in his upcoming movie, Raavan, paring him again with Ashwarya after Guru. The movie Raavan is a modern adaptation of the great epic, ‘Ramayana’ in which Sita, wife of Rama, was abducted by the demon Ravana, the king of Lanka. But Mani Ratnam is portraying Ravana in a new way, that is surely different from the epic, Ramayana.

Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram are playing lead roles in the movie while Govinda, Ravi Kishan, Nikhil Dwivedi, and Priyamani are playing key supporting roles. Academy Awards winner A. R. Rahman composed the music, while Gulzar has written the lyrics of songs.

Though the shooting was started at the end of Ocober 2008 in the Southern part of India, but the film got delayed as Mani Ratnam fall sick during filming. However, the film began its last schedule in August 2009. The film finished filming and went into post production by October 2009.

Santosh Sivan has given the new looks to the movie. The movie contains numerous action scenes and stunts performed by the actors. The Indian martial art Kalarippayattu is also featured in the film. Legendary dancer Astad Deboo choreographed a passionate chase scene and tandav dance between Abhishek and Aishwarya for the film. Raavan has been shot in various locations around India, including the forests of Kerala, Ooty, Jhansi, Kolkata, and in Maharashtra at Mahabaleshwari and in the Malshej Ghats.

The film will also be dubbed into Telugu and other regional languages. The audio will release in March 2010.

Facts About Raavan

Cast and Crew: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Govinda, Ravi Kishan, Nikhil Dwivedi, Priyamani, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Shobana Chandrakumar, Ajay Gehi, Nikhil Dwivedi, and Bipasha Basu

Director: Mani Ratnam

Produced: Mani Ratnam

Written: Mani Ratnam, Rensil D’Silva

Music: A. R. Rahman

Cinematography: Santosh Sivan and V. Manikandan

Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad

Release date: June 18, 2010