Raavan is an acid test for everyone associated with it, mainly Abhishek Bachchan. The stakes are high if you accept the challenge of a solo lead. While the Mani Ratnam - Abhishek Bachchan combo worked wonders in Guru, there's optimism that the duo would scale dizzy heights of success this time. The general feedback after watching glimpses of the film was, Abhishek has truly arrived!
So what happens if Raavan works? It would catapult Abhishek to the top bracket overnight. If you look at Abhishek's body of work, you'd realize that the talented actor hasn't tasted (solo) success after Guru. The two solo starrers - Drona and Delhi-6 failed to do the trick, while Dostana and Paa were successes no doubt, but Abhishek had to share the laurels with other actors.
The promotions of Raavan have kick-started with a bang and there's a strong possibility that it would turn out to be the big ticket to super-stardom for Abhishek.
Everyone's pinning hopes on five films - Housefull, Badmaash Company, Kites, Raajneeti and Raavan - to bail the bleeding industry out of the crisis. In fact, Raavan wasn't much in news till Saturday night, when the first look of the film and also its music was unveiled at a classy get-together at Yash Raj.