Cast -Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Priyamani, Nikhil Dwivedi, Govinda.
Directed by Mani Ratnam
Raavan Critics Rating – 4.5/10 (Flop!)
Raavan Watch-O-Meter – 40% of the Audience voted Raavan as a Flop! , Don’t Bother Watching Raavan, Just Skip It.
Raavan Movie Review by Movie Critics
Nikhat Kazmi (The Times of India) 3.5/5
Everything seems to be geared to make Raavan an object d’art, including the music (AR Rahman and Gulzar create a few foot-tapping numbers), the stunts, the cinematography and the no-make-up and heavily-made-up look of Aishwarya and Abhishek respectively. However, a little more attention to the narrative was desperately needed in Raavan. But hey, Raavan is chicken soup for the senses. Go, indulge yourself.
Sukanya Venkatraghavan (Filmfare) 3/5
It won’t take you ten heads just one will suffice to tell you that Raavan is a deeply flawed film with many saving graces.
Taran Adarsh (BollywoodHungama.com) 1.5/5
On the whole, RAAVAN is a king-sized disappointment
Raja Sen (Rediff) 2/5
Raavan is unforgivably boring, It’s profoundly sad to see a filmmaker of Ratnam’s calibre reduced to this
Sonia Chopra (Sify) 3.5/5
Enjoy this very different take on the story everyone knows. After all, if not offering a special perspective, what use is an adaptation? Don’t miss it.
Kaveree Bamzai (India Today) 2.5/5
Boy blunder lost in an epic mess
Renuka Vyavahare (IndiaTimes Movies) 2/5
Mani Ratnam’s modern adaptation of Hindu mythological epic Ramayana with a twist, is a film made with good intention, beautiful music and mind blowing cinematography but unfortunately lacking everything else!
K.K. Rai (Stardust India) 2/5
The film is definitely a downer by the high standards of Mani Ratnam’s earlier master pieces.
Mayank Shekhar (Hindustan Times) 1.5/5
This is that severely unexpected self-indulgence in a career of close to three decades, which digs out nothing but his own cinematic clichés.
Shubhra Gupta (Indian Express) 3/5
Watch ‘Raavan’ only if you must. Choose ‘Raavanan’ , which is subtitled in English, instead: it is infinitely more rewarding.
Nishtha Bhatnagar (NewsX) 2.5/5
Watch it if you must for Santosh Sivan’s camerawork and if you can hold your horses till the second half because that is where all the action, whatever little, lies.
Rajeev Masand (CNN-IBN) 1.5/5
“Raavan” is painfully dull and fails to engage at any level.
Minty Tejpal (Mumbai Mirror) 1/5
For the many fans of Mani Ratnam’s sublime cinema, myself included, Raavan will be a disappointment. Mani sir takes the universal tale of the Ramayana, familiar to everyone in yearly Ram Leelas, and re tells it in a boring, trivial manner.
Aniruddha Guha (DNA India) 2/5
Raavan is this year’s biggest disappointment so far. The sad part is that it’s not outrageously bad as some other recent films, but it’s unbelievably boring. Coming from Mani Ratnam, that’s a bummer.
Khalid Mohamed (PassionForCinema.com) 2.5/5
Raavan that actually leaves you raavanously hungry for a far more appetising screenplay from its mega-celebrated writer-director Mani Ratnam. Like it or not, this long-in-the-making Ramayana Retold, serves repast that’s more humdrum than yum
Komal Nahata (KoiMoi.com) 1.5/5
Raavan will remain a film for the classes mainly. It will do well in select multiplexes of big cities but not at many other places and in single-screen cinemas. Its weird climax is its biggest minus point and that will spell doom for the film. Considering its cost, it will entail huge losses to its worldwide distributor
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