Cast: Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prithvi Raj,
Karthik, Prabhu, Priyamani, Ranjitha
Dialogues: Sri Ramakrishna
Lyrics: Veturi (Late)
Editing: Srikar Prasad
Art: Sameer Chanda
Cinematography: Santosh Sivan, V.Manikandan
Produced By: Mani Ratnam, Sarada Trilok
Screenplay- Direction: Mani Ratnam
Vikram New Film Villain, Ravanan Telugu and Tamil Movie Review:
After long gap Mani ratnam New was back with his new film, Villain. So many stars are putted many hopes on this film But this movie seems to be not worked so that big. its not a mani like film.
well coming in to story, Dev (Prithvi Raj) – Superintendent of Police takes up his new post in a small tribal town. Veera-Veerayya (Vikram) who sets his own rules and guards poor people. The Law enforcing team lead by Dev is after Veera. Veera Kidnaps Ragini (Aishwarya rai) and takes her into the forest, this draws Dev also into the forest and the forest becomes their battle ground. Who wins over who forms the rest.
Vikram- the versatile actor has given his best till date and has come up with another mind blowing performance. He emoted well in all the Scenes. He dubbed his own voice. Aishwarya looked beautiful (even in the Forest tribal episode- don’t ask me from where she got the make-up kit).Rohini dubbed her voice .Prithvi Raj is impressive as police officer. Priyamani is okay as sister to Vikram; her role is limited to a couple of Scenes only. Prabhu suited to the role of Vikram’s brother. Karthik’s role was not moulded well.
cinematography is by Santosh Sivan, who replaced Manikandan as the cameraman and he has given the film a never before seen look and feel. Mani Ratnam – Santosh Sivan duo has worked wonders before in blockbuster like ‘Roja’, ‘Thalapathi’, ‘Iddaru’ and ‘Dilse’. Music of the movie is composed by Oscar winner A R Rahman with lyrics penned by Veturi. The Music is good and in perfect sync with the mood of the film. The background score is very impressive. The dialogues are not effective, Could have been better. One dialogue of Aishwarya Rai impressed me, the one when she prays to God- “Chedu ni Chedu gaane choopinchu Manchi gaa choopinchaku”. The Art direction and editing are good. The Graphics work in the climax (Bridge Broken Scene) was done to perfection.
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! To start with, the story of the film as if on a long pause, just doesn’t move ahead for a good one hour after the film begins. The scenes seem repetitive with Ash screaming from the bottom of her lungs even when she speaks.
‘Villain’ is the dubbed version of Tamil Film RAVANAN; this is the most anticipated film in recent times as it was directed by Mani Ratnam. It is supposed to be the modern day version of the great Indian epic Ramayana. The story runs in the same lines with a twist in the climax but the execution was not up to the mark. First half is okay and the pre climax episode was good. Like Mani’s previous films you can find half of the movie filled with rain Scenes (Songs). The crucial Scenes are unimpressive and don’t emotionally touch you. The movie doesn’t entertain you. This movie too lacks comedy/Entertainment like any other Mani Ratnam’s film. The basic idea of modernizing Ramayana was a good one but badly executed.
The Movie is strictly for upper classes who like Mani’s Movies. Vikram and his performance is the only reason you can find to watch this film. Cinematography is good, weak script and poorly executed.
Mani Ratnam’s Mark is missing. Not up to the Expectations.