19 Jun

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.


Posted by on June 19, 2010 in General, movies



9 responses to “Raavanan

  1. SK

    June 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Man! I want to watch it soooon. Despite the bad reviews. :–)

    • shoba

      June 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm

      Lot of screenings at both BigCinemas.Don’t miss. I thought of watching the Hindi version too, but now I am almost sure I will get bored and skipped it.

  2. Praveen

    June 20, 2010 at 4:59 am

    In this he doesn’t suspect his wife. Thats a bait to get Veera :), that we realise only later, but most reviews are making a huge cry about polygraph test, which is nothing!

    • shoba

      June 20, 2010 at 8:15 am

      Ayyo, Praveen.. I didn’t want to put that spoiler in the review, for people who have not seen the movie yet. Yes, that was the only saving grace of the movie and I suspect other reviews are doing the same not to give it out.

  3. Deepak

    June 20, 2010 at 5:19 am

    watched the Hindi version… would still call it a bold movie… may be Mani bias 🙂

  4. Hema

    June 20, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for the review..yet to watch it..for the sake of the love of Ram…I shall 🙂

  5. sachita

    June 21, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Prithviraj… he hehe.. thanks for mentioning that.. pretty much agree with everything.

  6. Sri

    June 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Pretty much everyone talked about the location and cinematography… must watch for that I guess.

  7. arvind

    July 9, 2010 at 4:11 am

    he did it with Mahabharatha – in Thalabathi..

    feel – there exist story shortage..


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