Friday, January 29, 2010
Raavana for summer
Mani Ratnam’s bilingual movie ‘Raavana’ is almost ready and the film has moved into final editing stage. More than 70% of the dubbing is also over. Some final shots for patch work involving Vikram are happening in the jungles near Pollachi.
With the film just about to be completed Mani Ratnam is planning for a simultaneous release in May for both the Hindi and Tamil versions.
But what is still not decided is the title for the Tamil version. It appears that he is in two minds whether to call the Tamil version also ‘Raavan’, In fact when the film was first announced ‘Ashokavanam’ was said to be the Tamil title. ‘Ashokavanam’ sounds good even today.
‘Raavan’ has a sterling star cast with Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai- Vikram for Hindi and Vikram-Aishwarya Rai-Prithviraj for Tamil.