Raavan (2010)

Hindi 2 hrs 6 mins Romance, Action
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Review Summary: RAAVAN is a king-sized disappointment in terms of content. From the business point of view a Mani Ratnam film might...

Average Critic Rating: (2.65)
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Chiyaan Vikram , Govinda , Ravi Kishan , Faisal Rashid , Ajay Gehi , Nikhil Dwivedi , Pankaj Tripathi , Manoj Mishra , Priyamani , Tejaswini Kolhapure , Mangal Kenkre , Ganesh Acharya
Director: Mani Ratnam
Release Date: 18 Jun 2010

Plot: The film opens with shots showing Beera Munda ( Abhishek Bachchan ), a bandit, jumping off a cliff into the water. His gang is busy distracting the police and a few police vehicles are set ablaze. Ragini Sharma ( Aishwarya Rai ), who is on a boating trip, is kidnapped by Read more

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Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya RaiDirector: Mani RatnamSitting in your seat watching Mani Ratnam's "Raavan" unfold before you, is like craning your neck out of your car to catch a glimpse of the wreckage in a road accident on the other side. Filled wi
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
It's time for the modern-day version of the Ramayana, exactly two weeks after the Mahabharata (Raajneeti).
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
Cop Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram) has just one mission in his life. He wants to capture the local outlaw Beera (Abhishek Bachchan) who may be a Robin Hood for the tribals around nevertheless he is a law breaker. More importantly he has kidnapped the cop's be
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
RAAVAN is a king-sized disappointment in terms of content. From the business point of view a Mani Ratnam film might...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
You can blindly count on some combinations to never fail.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
It's eerie how two very different directors with very distinct styles can gradually start mirroring each other's work.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
That this film adapts from one of India’s favourite mythologies, The Ramayan, we know.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY

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Raavan - All Reviews

Mani Ratnam's Raavan is an overwhelming film.
Aseem Chhabra, Rediff 
he story begins with the kidnapping of Ragini (aishwarya), wife of the tough and honest cop Dev (Vikram). This is done by the most feared person Beera (abhishek) who is the law of the land. Beera has a strong reason to kidnap Ragini and due to this, Dev s
Bharat Student
Master helmer Mani Ratnam again proves his technical brilliance in this modern take of 'Ramayana' and dares to be different.
India Glitz
 PlotThe Holy Epic RAMAYAN is shown in the contemporary style as RAAVAYAN thou the tragedies of Sita being a Woman remains same Story Ragini Sharma (Aishwarya Rai) the wife of inspector Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram) is kidnapped by Beera Munda(Abhishek Bachh
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Having watched and admired Mani Ratnam's work over the last several decades I have to say Raavan his most ambitious film to date is very sadly his weakest. Frankly nothing works. Very Disappointing.
Ashok Nayak, Now Running
Mani Ratnam, who has penned the screenplay of RAAVAN, models his characters on the lines of ''Ramayana'':* An upright cop, the punisher, the law/Lord Rama [Vikram];* His doting wife/Goddess Sita [Aishwarya Rai Bachchan];* The lieutenant he befriends in th
Dev (Vikram) - a police inspector, is sent to Northern India to quell disturbances created by a charismatic tribal leader called Beera (Abhishek Bachchan). In retaliation, Beera kidnaps Dev’s wife (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and hold her hostage in his villa
Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood
As you are drawn into the innermost depths of the human psyche, the film is at times harrowing, and this is something to be prepared for as you sit down at the theater. Mani Ratnam has directed a piece of cinema that is a contender for the best film of 20
Steven Baker, Bolly Spice
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Mani Ratnam  A.R. Rahman  Gulzar  Abhishek Bachchan, Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda and Nikhil DwivediRaavan Movie Review June 19, 2010 11:37:38 AM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network view RAAV
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Find out what the hype around this movie is all about! Speaking to those who watched the movie, we got mixed reactions of bouquets and brickbats for the film. YReach brings it all for you!
Bollywood Mantra
Disconnected and mild, not worth…
Great Andhra
The main question is whether it has been able to stand up to the expectation of the people‘Raavan’ in number of ways compared with the great epic ‘Ramayana’ and the role of Aishwarya Rai is compared with Sita and as and another protagonist Vikram as RamTh
Bollywood Mantra
The film revolves around three characters: Beera (Abhishek Bachchan), Ragini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan...
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
Mani Ratnam is a  director who revolutionized Tamil cinema with films like Nayagan, Roja, Bombay and many more. In Hindi, some of his films like Dil Se and Guru are watched and loved even today. So quite obviously, Raavan starring Ratnam’s favorite actor
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Sarita A Tanwar, Mid-Day
Ever since Roja, Mani Ratnam has wanted to go pan-Indian.
This film has been designated as a Critics' Pick.
Rachel Saltz, NDTV 
Dir: Mani Ratnam Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Govinda, Vikram, Ravi Kissen, Nikhil Dwivedi
Sarita A Tanwar, Mid-Day
It is definitely a movie worth watching
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
    The film revolves around three characters: Beera (Abhishek Bachchan), Ragini (Ais...
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