Well, we all know Ramayan. Girl gets abducted, hero goes after Villian and rescues her, with help from others. Except that this movie portrays Raavan as a man with heart, which he actually was and Ram as ruthless, which he was too, IMO.
Raavan – Vikram steals the show, despite all the non sensical mumbo-jumbo and wee bit of overacting. A man, ready to kill without thinking twice, a change of heart due to love while revenging his sister’s death.
Ram– Prithvi Raj looks dashing and handsome. DROOL…. Thank Mani that the mallu moustache has been shaved off. He is good as Ram, with a shade of maniacal obsession.
Sita— Sigh !! Yes, she is beautiful even when she climbs rugged mountains, gets drenched and looks achingly ( which is mostly the expression you see on her face in every movie). Got to give her due credit for the physical effort.
Extras– Karthik as Hanuman… Good acting, but Seriously !! Mani, we know you are making Ramayan and Karthik represents Hanuman, but that doesn’t mean he should be jumping around in trees!! Konjam Maha Kevalam..
Prabu as barrel Kumbakarna is good with Ranjitha as his wife.
Priya Mani as Shurpanaka also steals her part of the show. The girl has talent and looks pretty too.
Story?? What? Everyone knows Ramayan, including the abduction and the way Ram behaves as a wuss and suspects his wife.Remember Agni Pravesham???
Awesome, amazing, just lovely. Movie worth a watch just for the locale.
Lets say, I am not exactly elated.