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Devana playing Ravana

Now it is official. Kannada film industry's Ajatha Shatru Devaraju, who has also shown his talents in many Telugu and Tamil films will be playing the role of Ravana in Prachanda Ravana to be produced by a group of techies who want to make this film using all state of the art technical features.

Prachanda Ravana is based on a play written by Late Kanagal Prabhakara Shashtry. Actor Vajramuni immortalized the role of mythological character Ravana in this drama when it was played in different parts of the state. Many theatre personalities have excelled in Ravana's role, but theatre enthusiasts still remember the old horse Vajramuni for his amazing portrayal in the role of Ravana.

The huge success of Prachanda Ravana on stage capitulated Vajramuni into a villain the film industry. Vajramni was introduced by Kanagal Puttanna, brother of Shashtri in the film Saavira Mettilu and Vajramni never looked back thereafter and he strengthened his position as a villain after acting in films like Mallammana Pavada and Sampaththige Savaal. Vajramuni then became one of the most popular villains the Kannada film industry had ever seen.

Prachanda Ravana as a film will not be just a replica of the drama, but it will have all the punch dialogues of the drama. On the celluloid the length will be reduced to narrative portions of around 150 minutes. The producers will be announcing about Devaraj's selection on a press conference organised by them on Monday and they would also reveal the preferences of the people who had sent SMS messages through 8888.

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