Raavanan (Villain)
Raavanan (Villain) (2010)

A bandit who lives in the forest kidnaps the wife of a local police officer.

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Rated: Unrated
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Anil Sinanan
Time Out

Raavan is ravishingly good.

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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Pan-Indian saga with epic sweep, intense emotion and gorgeous images.

Nora Lee Mandel
Maven's Nest

Very satisfying entertainment for the eyes, ears and heart - mythic romance and action adventure to a throbbing beat.

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Robert Koehler

A cop and self-styled Robin Hood face off in a wild and brawny contest in Mani Ratnam's bullets-and-dance spectacle Raavan.

Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Artful but not arty, Mr. Ratnam, whose films include Dil Se and Guru, delivers the goods.

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David Hughes
Empire Magazine

While it's hard to see why Villain was so feted by the Japanese academy, the moody, social-realist vibe makes this worth a look.

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Aaron Hillis
L.A. Weekly

The love triangle is as tediously underwhelming as the slo-mo action, but the actors, costumes and lush mountainsides are easy on the eye.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Not unusually for a Bollywood movie, Raavan combines beautiful photography, over-the-top acting, cheesy special effects and musical numbers that stretch things out well beyond the two-hour mark.

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Simon Foster

A.R. Rahman's omni-present score is as overbearing as most other aspects of this overwrought melodrama.

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