Sunday, June 20, 2010

'Raavanan' - acute account of modern-day Sita's plight (IANS Tamil Film Review, Rating: *** 1/2)

Film: 'Raavanan'; Director: Mani Rathnam; Cast: Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prithviraj, Prabhu, Karthick, Priyamani and others.

Rating: *** 1/2

An innocent woman bent in a angry affray amid the arrangement and the bodies -- Mani Rathnam's 'Raavanan' is all about the plight of a modern-day Sita and more.

Veerayya alias Veera (Vikram) is the arch of a affiliated association inhabiting the backwoods areas. He is apparent as the saviour by the bodies while the badge force sees him as a criminal.

A appropriate badge aggregation beneath DCP Dev (Prithviraj), which goes afterwards Veera to apprehend him, outrages the bashfulness of Veera's sister (Priyamani). This ignites Veera's acrimony and he abducts Dev's wife Raagini (Aishwarya) as revenge.

Dev enters the backwoods with a huge badge force to chargeless his wife and to annihilate Veera.

So far, on the curve of the epic, Ramayana. But here, the affinity ends.

Mani deviates from the ballsy by abstraction Dev's (supposed to be Rama) role with gray shades, authoritative Veera (Raavan) abatement for Raagini (Sita), and authoritative Raagini booty her own accommodation while actuality questioned by her bedmate about her 'purity'.

The alteration allure amid Veera and Raagini is the axis point in the movie.

Watch the blur to acquisition out who wins the action amid Dev and Veera, whether Dev accepts his wife back, and what happens to Raagini. The blur comes to an end through a able-bodied conceived climax!

It begins in an awesome surrounding area the complete of the Adhirappalli waterfalls and the acceleration of the course of the river bang the admirers in the aboriginal anatomy itself.

Mani Rathnam beeline gets into the body of the story. The scenes ambidextrous with abduction of Raagini, the cadence of Veera's apperception appear Raagini, the coursing for Veera, the tragedy of Veera's sister, and the suspicion agency accomplish the blur move advanced after hurdles.

Suhasini's dialogues are razor-sharp.

In his consummate style, though, Mani Rathnam makes the sequences allege for themselves on abounding occasions sans the dialogues.

On the cast side, the delineation of characters except that of Veera, Raagini and Dev, is inadequate.

The accomplishments of Veera's attempt for the abundance of the bodies should accept been apparent in added detail. Probably, the administrator didn't appetite any comparisons with Veera's role and the angry Maoist botheration in the country and allegedly 'underplayed' that accurate portion.

Similar is the 'muted' delineation of the badge force's brutalities while on the coursing for Veera. It dilutes the cine and makes the blur attending incomplete.

Aishwarya's awning presence, abounding of majestic adorableness and grace, is amazing. She expresses her acrimony and affliction while bent as a assurance in the bold of chess played amid the controlling and the angry group.

Her acrimony accepting gradually chastened has been bidding well.

Vikram has doled out one of his best performances. His eyes accurate with amazing acceleration the assorted animosity of anger, agony, affliction and disappointment.

His acerbity adjoin the system, the affliction of affliction at the plight of his sister, the allure appear his earnest and his disability to handle the aforementioned are astonishingly portrayed by the actor.

The way his eyes betrayed the burning allure created in his apperception while seeing Aishwarya lying benumbed on a timberline is outstanding.

Prithviraj fits the bill as the boxy cop who hunts for the criminal. For some reasons, though, his adventurous moments with Aishwarya haven't angry out as able-bodied as expected.

The eyewitness can't advice activity that he could accept been added barbaric in sequences of absolute his anger.

Karthick and Prabhu accept agitated their roles well. Priyamani, in a abrupt appearance, manages to impress. Her account of the ache she was subjected to moves the audience.

Cinematography by Sivan is top-notch. He has captured the jungles amazingly well.

Sivan has fabricated the absolute cine attending like a assignment of art. Vairamuthu's lyrics and A.R. Rahman's music are abundant additional credibility for the film.

The song 'Usurey Pogudhey...' is decidedly amazing and has been captured actual well. The accomplishments account by Rahman is additionally captivating.

The above blemish in the blur is that the blur fails to characterize the attempt amid an aloof arrangement and the affiliated bodies in a cogent manner.

Yet, amazing performances (by Vikram and Aishwarya), screenplay, cinematography and music accomplish it for a acute viewing!