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Ace director Mani Ratnam presents a modern day version of the great Indian epic Ramayana in his much awaited film Raavan. Mani, who has also written the script for the film, reunites with the super couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai after the super hit Guru in 2007. Tamil super star Vikram, who is making his Bollywood debut plays an equally important role in the film. Raavan has an enviable supporting cast comprising of Govinda, Priyamani, Ravi Kishan and Nikhil Dwivedi.

Raavan is rumoured to be a loose adaptation of Ramayana which tells the story of Rama, whose wife Sita is abducted by the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. The film will be told from the view point of Ravana. It is also rumoured that Abhishek's character is based on the life of the Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy. Abhishek plays Veera, a naxalite leader of the downtrodden villagers in eastern Madhya Pradesh.

While Aishwarya Rai plays a character inspired by Sita, Vikram enacts the role of Rama in this contemporary version of the epic. The supporting characters are also said to be inspired by the characters from Ramayana. While Govinda is reported to be the modern day version of Hanuman and Nikhil Dwivedi is Lakshman, National Film Award winning actress Priyamani is expected to play the role of Raavan's sister Soorpanaka.

Raavan is also made in Tamil as Raavanan with Vikram playing the title role. While Aishwarya Rai is retained in the role of Sita, Malayalam actor Prithviraj plays the role of Rama in the Tamil version. Also the film will have a dubbed version in Telugu.

Raavan is produced by Mani Ratnam himself under the banner of Madras Talkies. Music of the movie is composed by Academy Awards winner A. R. Rahman. V.Manikandan was the cinematographer during the initial portions of the film but after he left acclaimed cinematographer Santosh Sivan joined the film. Editing is by A. Sreekar Prasad.

Raavan, jointly distributed by Madras Talkies and Big Cinemas is expected to hit the theaters on June 18, 2010.
 
Raavan Trailer
Raavan Cast & Crew
Director : Mani Ratnam
Music Director : A R Rahman
Lead Star : Abhishek Bachchan
Raavan Cast : Aishwarya Rai
Vikram
Govinda
Priyamani
Ravi Kishan
Nikhil Dwivedi
Release Date
Raavan Release Date : June 18, 2010
View Comments(9)
Aashish
April 17th, 2010 at 11:52 pm
 
teaser trailer is awesome...raavan will beat 3 idiots and mnik for sure
Suresh
April 20th, 2010 at 12:39 am
 
nice trailer.... want more
Vivek
April 22nd, 2010 at 12:56 am
 
Looks good, but the music sounds even great.song bhera bhera sung by vijay prakesh will be superhit.
pratim
April 24th, 2010 at 11:38 am
 
fantastic trailer...
IduvaniManjunath
April 24th, 2010 at 12:56 pm
 
awesome....................trailer is very nice....
Shahriar Rahman
April 29th, 2010 at 11:01 pm
 
Great.......awesome.......... this movie will Rock once again..........songs are walllahhhhhhhhh!!!!!
raj pal
May 15th, 2010 at 12:07 am
 
its too gud, abhishek luking gr8 in movie
Hameed jainul hassan
May 19th, 2010 at 5:14 pm
 
Next big thing in indian film raavan...
- J E E T
June 16th, 2010 at 5:25 pm
 
RAVAN Should be super duper HIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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