Bollywood History Of Title Raavan
Raavana first teaser is coming in mid April, before promo showcased, let’s have a look at movies and their box-office fate whose title includes “Raavan”.
- Raavan (1984) : Starring Om Puri, Smita Patil and Gulshan Grover in principal roles, directed by johny bakshi and music composed by Jagjit singh. It was more like art movie and commercial failure.
- Raavan raaj (1995) : It was Box-office HIT movie of 1995 starring Mithun Chakraborty, Aditya Pancholi, Madhoo, Harish, Alok Nath, Sheeba and Shakti Kapoor, directed by T. Rama rao.
- Aaj Ka Raavan (2000) : Starring mithun again, inspired by success of Raavan Raj , it was commercial disaster ‘C’ grade movie.
- Ravana (2010) : This is upcoming high profile movie of Mani Ratnam starring Abhishek Bachchan, Vikram and Aishwarya Rai, music composed by A. R. Rahman. Schedule to release on June, 2010. Movie has carried an excellent pre-release buzz. The Hindi version is likely to be premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France on May 14. Mani Ratnam will be at the screening accompanied by the lead cast of the film, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram.Raavan, said to be the modern adaptation of the epic Ramayana, revolves around Raavana, the ruler of Lanka, who kidnapped Sita. The story culminates with Sita supporting Raavana instead of Rama, who suspects her chastity after having spent so much time in Raavana’s custody. Vikram plays the villain. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai are the lead pair in Hindi, while Vikram will play the lead opposite Aishwarya in Tamil. Music is by Oscar winner A.R. Rahman. Raavana is produced by Mani Ratnam’s sister Sharda under Ratnam’s banner Madras Talkies.
And before i put period, here’s comic cover page titled “Aaj Ke Raavan” :