WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH RAAVANAN
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If Mani Ratnam's direction, Santhosh Sivan's lenses and AR Rahman's music isn't enough for you to want to catch Raavanan, here are 5 reasons why you should.

1. Vikram

Bug bug bug bug bug. The signature sound he makes is etched into my head. This role was tailor- made to fit Vikram or vice- versa. He is a natural. His body language, his rugged voice, the sounds he makes (bug bug and dum dum) can never be matched by anyone. Vikram was in his elements. He definitely portrayed more than the ten headed person he is referred to. The entry scene of Vikram is in the boat where he stands with his back facing the audience. Once you hear the sound bug bug bug bug, you wonder if it’s the BGM or is it coming from Vikram. The excitement begins when he turns and makes the sound. After watching a movie, we usually remember the actor but in Raavanan we are sure to remember Veera. Dum dum dum dum!

2. Scenery

When Aishwarya Rai's eyes are untied she looks around in shock. For a moment I was thinking if she is mesmerized by the scenery in front of her or scared at the place she's been kidnapped to. The scenery was stunning.

The broken statue of Vishnu which Ash prays to,
which lies in the middle of the river, was awesome. The long shot of that scene was pure magic. Every single scene was a visual treat.

3. Aishwarya Rai

Throughout the movie I kept wondering whether there is make-up in abundance or is it natural beauty. That is how gorgeous she looks throughout. Her acting was brilliant. From putting on a brave front when kidnapped to begging Prithviraj not to shoot Vikram in the final scene- kudos to her!

4. Karthik and Prabhu

After almost 20 years these two stalwarts come together for a Mani Ratnam film. Karthik impresses throughout with his witty and funny display. Prabhu was at his best with his rugged character and rough voice. The scene where Prabhu catches Karthik on top of the tree shows that Mani Ratnam has finally decided the winner after Agni Natchathiram.

5. Priyamani

She impressed throughout the time she was on- screen despite it being only a cameo. She had to make a huge impact as she was the reason behind the crux of the story. My oh my! She more than burdened the responsibility. When she narrates what happened at the police station, I felt so much of anger. Well done, for evoking such feelings despite being on screen for less than 20 minutes.

If you don't watch this movie in the cinema, no other movie deserves to be watched.

Haridasan-
h_a_r_i5@hotmail.com

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