After the international successes of award winning films Paa and 3 Idiots and the recently released Kites, the first Indian feature film to break the US Top 10 Box Office Charts, Reliance BIG Pictures presents Raavan, a modern day adaptation of India’s greatest epic, The Ramayana, releasing in cinemas worldwide on Friday 18th June 2010.
Raavan is an original film work presented by the cinematic tour de force that is director Mani Ratnam (Dil Se, Bombay), Academy Award Winner and music maestro A.R Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), and Indian cinema royalty and off-screen couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan who reunite following the critically acclaimed Guru.
Drenched with atmosphere, emotion and gripping tension, Raavan is an evocative cinematic masterpiece that will draw audiences into the innermost depths of the human psyche. Directed by Mani Ratnam who is to be honoured with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award 2010 at the 67th Venice International Film Festival, Raavan’s; stellar cast is spearheaded by Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan who perform their most challenging roles to date. They unite on screen in avatars never before seen by cinemagoers and are joined by the undisputed superstar of South Indian cinema Vikram, alongside supporting talent, Govinda, Ravi Kishan and Priyamani. Raavan’s hypnotizing visuals are perfectly combined with a haunting soundtrack from multi-Academy Award Winner, A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire).
Mani Ratnam’s milestone adaptation of the ancient Sanskrit epic, The Ramayana, is equally relevant to contemporary society. A thought-provoking film which is sure to leave audiences questioning the core values of the human condition, Raavan; will stay with you long after the film’s credits roll.
Unconventional in equal but harmonized measures, police inspector ‘Dev’ (Vikram) and feisty classical dancer ‘Ragini’ (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) relocate to Lal Maati, a remote town in Northern India, after marrying. On arrival, they discover that the law of the land is firmly grasped in the hands of ‘Beera Munda’ (Abhishek Bachchan), a ruthless tribal who has shifted the power equation in the region from the ruling to the have-nots. Dev knows that the key to restoring order in Lal Maati is to vanquish Beera and in one fell swoop manages to create carnage in Beera’s world, thus setting in motion a chain of events which will claim lives and change fortunes. An injured but enraged Beera now drags both Dev and Ragini into battle through the deepest ravines of the jungle and a labyrinth of human survival. The journey ahead tests the very core of their existence as the lines between good and evil, between Dev and Beera, between Ram and Raavan become ever blurred.
Raavan released by Reliance BIG Pictures will be in cinemas worldwide on Friday 18th June 2010.