The Mani Ratnam’s film Ravan in Hindi, has evoked lots of hype right from the day he announced the film. The film was simultaneously made in three languages. The Bollywood version had Abhishek Bachchan as Villain and Vikram as hero, while the other versions i.e., the Tamil and Telugu films had Vikram in the villain’s role and Prithviraj was opted for the hero’s role. However, Aishwarya Bachchan is the female lead in all the versions.
Suhasini has penned the dialogues for Tamil version and Sri ramakrishna for the Telugu version. It is a socialised version of the epic ‘Ramayan’. Mani Ratnam has made an attempt to show villain in a heroic role and the hero with a cruel tendency.
Dev (Prithviraj) is a tough police officer who is appointed to catch Veeraiah (Vikram). During the marriage of Veeraiah’s sister (Priyamani), Dev attacks him and injures him. Meanwhile, Veeraiah’s sister gets detained by the police for interrogation, but gets gang raped by the police men. This irks Veeraiah who wreaks a vengeance against the police.