Saturday, June 19, 2010

Raavanan (Tamil - Movie Opinion)

My opinion on Raavanan Tamil Movie..

Plus Points:

1. Visually delightful
2. Great action sequences
3. Underplyed acting
4. Quick to story telling instead of big intros
5. Director's touch in priya mani episode

Minus Points

1. Predictable story line
2. action based lifeless ram's character


  1. i think there are more minus points, like:
    1. The 1st half
    2. The climax
    3. Prithviraj's acting (or maybe its just because his character was badly sketched out)
    4. Pritvi-Ash combo
    5. Although the film is just a bit over 2hrs, we still end up saying that its long and at times dragging

    but thats just my opinion, but i do agree with the plus points you've made.

  2. If you hoped (like me) Mani Ratnam would improve on his film making, move away from usual stereotypes, and be bold enough to challenge ingrained stereotypes, forget all about it when it comes to Ravan(an)!

    In his lately well-established trend, he chooses not 1 but 2 well-known stories and fuses them for his storyline! The film is thus a peculiar tale of Ramayan(a) meets Veerappan and the utterly unoriginal plot and role portrayals flit from one story to the other.

    Combine this with 'tableau' like scenes, ultra theatrical unconvincing dialogues, 2 dimensional uninspiring characters, cringe worthy acting and ill timed comedy for the most part, and unremarkable music.

    There is some obvious symbolism of characters (Karthik / Govinda as Hanuman, ‘Veera’s 2 brothers for ‘large’ Kumbakaran(a) and ‘wise’ Vibheeshan(a)), scenes (array of stones where Ragini calls out to her husband akin to bridge built by Ram(a) to reach Lanka), dialogue references (number 14 depicting Ram(a)’s banished years in the forest) and colours (ill-reputed black for ‘Veera’ and auspicious white / yellow / red for ‘Ragini’).

    The only redeeming features were the beautiful scenery of Kerala and Aishwarya's costumes!

    What a disaster! He couldn't have done worse if he'd tried...