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Raavan: A film by Mani Ratnam
Its difficult to expect every film of a talented filmmaker to be inspired they are human after all but what you question is was the creative process deep enough.
The film did not have a depth and seemed superficial and cliché ridden.
The Character of Raavan:
I feel the problem lay in the characterization of Raavan. The filmmaker wanted to question the concept of evil but in the process did not even reach close to evil to question it. And then to add to it this Raavan was not rooted in any space he seemed to exist in thin air, and therefore not real to cause an impact. He was supposed to be a mix of Raavan and Robinhood, I think this was a film that was tried to be made with the head instead of the heart and worked neither way.
The acting seemed more indicative than deeply felt. There was no inner life happening. There were beautiful possibilities with a character like Raavan, possibilities of explorations to dive into but neither the screenplay, nor the director nor the actor touched upon those nuances and the film remained at the surface here too. It would be interesting to know what preparation the actor made to become, rather ‘create’ this role. Or what could or should be the possibilities for an actor and how does he go along creating a role like this. What tools does he use, what technique ? A negative role is always dangerous to play and therefore should be created not become.
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