And the wait seems to be over now! Yes, we are talking aboutÂ ace director Mani Ratnam’s big budget extravaganceÂ Raavanan (Raavan in Hindi and dubbed in Telugu asÂ Villain). The latest we hear is that the Censor Board has awarded anÂ ‘U’ certificate without any cuts. The Hindi version (Raavan) is likely to goto the censors today (June 4).
Raavanan, 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 Raavanaâ€™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.Â Raavanan is produced by Mani Ratnam’s sister Sharda under Ratnam’s banner Madras Talkies.