Raavan (2010)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 18 mins

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This thrilling, allegorical drama follows the intricately interwoven lives of three people, delving into concepts of good and evil, and complex emotions. Ragini re-locates to distant Lal Matti along with her Superintendent of Police husband, Dev Pratap Sharma, in order to enable him to apprehend a bandit, Beera Munda. Shortly thereafter her life is turned upside down when she is abducted by Beera and held captive. It is during this captivity that she is forced to experience myriad complex emotions, with her life in danger of ending within 14 hours. However, she also attempts to the real reason behind her abduction. What will she discover? How will justice be served? Will Ragini's life be spared, and if so, will she be happy to return to the safety of her husband's embrace?
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Did you know? Abhishek Bachchan was originally going to play Dev in "Raavanan", to form a perfect foil between the two films. However he turned it down as he was not very fluent with the Tamil language. Read More
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as Beera Munda
as Beera Munda
as Hariya
as Hariya
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Sanjeevani Kumar
as Sanjeevani Kumar
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Inspector Hemant
as Inspector Hemant
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Jamuni
as Jamuni
as Mangal
as Mangal
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
as SP Dev Pratap Sharma
as SP Dev Pratap Sharma

Direction

First Assistant Director

Camera and Electrical

Art

Production Designer

Costume and Wardrobe

Stunts

Stunt Director
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series, T-Series
01 
03:18
02 
06:10
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Karthik
03 
05:02
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh
04 
05:57
05 
04:14
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Reena Bhardwaj
06 
05:11
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Kunal Ganjawala
Taglines:
Not just a story, a world.
Ten Heads. Ten Minds. A Hundred Voices. One man.
Trivia:
Abhishek Bachchan who plays Beera, was originally going to play Ragini's husband in the simultaneously made Tamil version of this movie, to form a perfect foil between the two films. However, he turned it down as he was not very good with the Tamil language.

This movie was also dubbed in Telugu under the title "Villain" and released simultaneously with this movie, and the Tamil version.

Manikandan was originally hired as the film's cinematographer. However, he was replaced with Santosh Sivan.

All the cast performed their own stunts in the film.

The film's basic plot is inspired from the Ramayana (Raavan kidnaps Ram's wife Sita) as well as the life of revolutionary leader Kobad Ghandy.

Most of the shoot was done on actual locations, in deep forests. After the last drivable point, all the crew members had to go by foot for about one km. Even the crew equipment had to be taken on hand carts.

Although pre-release publicity claimed that Abhishek Bachchan performed the cliff-jump himself despite Mani Ratnam objecting to it, Bangalore based diver MS Balram revealed that he performed the stunt in 2008 at the Hoggennekal falls. Balram is also credited as Abhishek's body double in the end credits and shares a physical similarity with the actor.

Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala were Mani Ratnam's first choices for the roles of Beera and Ragini.

The film was shot on location in the forests of Tumkur (Karnataka), Ooty, Jhansi, Calcutta, Mahabaleshwar and in the Malshej Ghats (Maharashtra).

Ragini's clothes were designed by Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherji.

'Chiyaan' Vikram plays Dev in this film, and plays Beera in the Tamil version "Raavanan". This movie marks the Hindi language debut of this Tamil superstar.

Abhishek Bachchan was originally going to play Dev in "Raavanan", to form a perfect foil between the two films. However he turned it down as he was not very fluent with the Tamil language.

The opening lines of the song "Ranjha Ranjha" is adapted from Sufi poet Baba Bulleh Shah's "Ranjha Ranjha Kardi".

The song "Jaare Ud Jaare" was a last-minute composition AR Rahman made after watching the film. It does not have a place in the film, but its theme can be heard at the film's climax.
Movie Connection(s):
Bilingual of: Raavanan (Tamil)