Raavanan (Villain) Reviews

Top Critic
Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
February 11, 2011
Top Critic
Aaron Hillis
L.A. Weekly
June 24, 2010
The love triangle is as tediously underwhelming as the slo-mo action, but the actors, costumes and lush mountainsides are easy on the eye.
Top Critic
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
June 21, 2010
Pan-Indian saga with epic sweep, intense emotion and gorgeous images.
Top Critic
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
June 18, 2010
Artful but not arty, Mr. Ratnam, whose films include Dil Se and Guru, delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 18, 2010
Not unusually for a Bollywood movie, Raavan combines beautiful photography, over-the-top acting, cheesy special effects and musical numbers that stretch things out well beyond the two-hour mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2010
Ratnam's pace is steadfastly brisk, and his film is replete with dizzying camerawork, myriad complications, violent mayhem, broad humor, usual musical interludes, a cliffhanging climactic confrontation and a finish that strikes a note of poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5