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Raavan is ravishingly good.
A cop and self-styled Robin Hood face off in a wild and brawny contest in Mani Ratnam's bullets-and-dance spectacle Raavan.
The love triangle is as tediously underwhelming as the slo-mo action, but the actors, costumes and lush mountainsides are easy on the eye.
Pan-Indian saga with epic sweep, intense emotion and gorgeous images.
Artful but not arty, Mr. Ratnam, whose films include Dil Se and Guru, delivers the goods.
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.
Ratnam's latest effort seems soulless and adrift under a canopy of dense foliage.
Very satisfying entertainment for the eyes, ears and heart - mythic romance and action adventure to a throbbing beat.
While it's hard to see why Villain was so feted by the Japanese academy, the moody, social-realist vibe makes this worth a look.
A.R. Rahman's omni-present score is as overbearing as most other aspects of this overwrought melodrama.
Raavan is an opulent spectacle for the senses.
Only director Mani Ratnam could have the dexterity to ascribe the story of The Ramayana to a raw, modernist setting and yet remain faithful to the original story.
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