Raavan Reviews

  • May 14, 2014

    Melodramatic. Beautifully and creatively shot. A little crazy. And with a bit of a water fetish.

    Melodramatic. Beautifully and creatively shot. A little crazy. And with a bit of a water fetish.

  • Feb 14, 2014

    Pure eye candy! It's Exotic! It's Sensual! It's Primal! Songs engage your heart and ears! This is absolutely My favorite Bollywood film! Fantastic action adventure!

    Pure eye candy! It's Exotic! It's Sensual! It's Primal! Songs engage your heart and ears! This is absolutely My favorite Bollywood film! Fantastic action adventure!

  • Dec 26, 2013

    Best Bollywood movie I have seen by far! I think it would have been better without the music. The story and acting is phenomenal!

    Best Bollywood movie I have seen by far! I think it would have been better without the music. The story and acting is phenomenal!

  • Jun 22, 2012

    Landscapes of the film are beautiful. Interpretation of actors is different from the style of classic Indian movies. The action takes place rapidly. A Indian movie that I watched with pleasure.

    Landscapes of the film are beautiful. Interpretation of actors is different from the style of classic Indian movies. The action takes place rapidly. A Indian movie that I watched with pleasure.

  • Mar 06, 2012

    Had potential, but very disappointing. Could have been an edgy examination on injustice, or a good crime/adventure-drama. However ruined by the usual Bollywood features of trying to turn everything into a romantic drama and the all the singing and dancing. A bit hard to take a movie seriously when you have a dramatic moment, and all of a sudden the hero/heroine starts singing! Totally ruins the flow of the movie, and makes it overly long. Plot also drifts, and does so from early on. A tighter, more focussed movie with no useless singing or dancing scenes would have been about 90 minutes, instead of 125 or so, and would have been a lot more enjoyable.

    Had potential, but very disappointing. Could have been an edgy examination on injustice, or a good crime/adventure-drama. However ruined by the usual Bollywood features of trying to turn everything into a romantic drama and the all the singing and dancing. A bit hard to take a movie seriously when you have a dramatic moment, and all of a sudden the hero/heroine starts singing! Totally ruins the flow of the movie, and makes it overly long. Plot also drifts, and does so from early on. A tighter, more focussed movie with no useless singing or dancing scenes would have been about 90 minutes, instead of 125 or so, and would have been a lot more enjoyable.

  • Jun 18, 2011

    A different film from the usual Bollywood movies...Abhishek...is awsome!

    A different film from the usual Bollywood movies...Abhishek...is awsome!

  • May 07, 2011

    There is a saying that "in any war, the side that wins is the side that was right from the beginning." This movie pushes that test to the limit by taking one of the most famous war between individuals in Hindu history. Instead of focusing on Ramayan's version, Mani Ratnam decided to "add" to the plot and change the opinion of Raavan. Although an interesting perspective, I think the movie did not flush out the stories well enough and instead spent a lot of time on things that did not add to the plot. Otherwise, the acting was quite good although a bit over-the-top at times.

    There is a saying that "in any war, the side that wins is the side that was right from the beginning." This movie pushes that test to the limit by taking one of the most famous war between individuals in Hindu history. Instead of focusing on Ramayan's version, Mani Ratnam decided to "add" to the plot and change the opinion of Raavan. Although an interesting perspective, I think the movie did not flush out the stories well enough and instead spent a lot of time on things that did not add to the plot. Otherwise, the acting was quite good although a bit over-the-top at times.

  • Mar 03, 2011

    Excellent Performances by Vikram and Aiswarya Rai

    Excellent Performances by Vikram and Aiswarya Rai