Recently I watched the Tamil movie Raavanan in one of the theatres in Chennai and quite liked it. The direction, locales and photography were superb and all credit goes to Maniratnam, under whose direction the cast came out with their best performances to date. Even the ethereal beauty, Aishwarya Rai could impress with her acting! But what a contrast was the much hyped Hindi version of the movie telecast on the small screen over the week end! Watching the movie from beginning to end, I thought was time ill spent. Abhishek as Raavan failed to impress and so did the others, neither did they do justice to their roles nor to their dialogues, even though they were speakers of the language in which the movie was made. It reminded me of another much hyped movie Kabhi alvida na kehana which despite its big star value had bombed at the box office mainly because the story was devoid of any value worth speaking of.
Sometimes too much hype boomerangs, don’t you think, readers?
n.meera raghavendra rao