Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Raavan - Director’s Note

A director’s note put out by Mani Ratnam in Raavan official website reads- Ten heads, ten minds, a hundred voices, one man. This publicity campaign on the Internet has created a big buzz about the film.

The questions that Mani poses, in a way gives out the one-line story about the film. It clearly looks like a modern day adaptation of the epic Ramayana.

# Did such a man ever exist…?
# Was he just a myth…or does he live even today…?
# What is the line that divides Good from Evil…?
# Does our understanding change when we look from the opponents perspective…?
# The bond between the hunter and the hunted-between the captor and the captive seems to be a bond of do or die….
# The tension between opposites often seems so electric, that it isolates them from the rest of the world , leaving just the two-all alone…
# Are ten heads better than one….?
# Is there a Ram inside Raavan?
# And a Raavan inside each of us?

- Mani Ratnam


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