Xclusive – Mani Ratnam’s Raavan – more than 100 days of shoot, less than 20 percent of the film

Posted: July 6, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, cast & crew, cinema, gossipmongers, News, Xclusive
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raavanMani  Ratnam’s Raavan has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. And if a lil birdie from Kerala’s jungles is to be believed, the film’s schedule is in a royal mess!

Ratnam has already shot for more than 100 days and when he saw the rushes, believe it or not, it turned out to be only 20% of the film. He chucked the rest. Some 600 cans have already been exposed and with so lil output! Now Ratnam has decided to re-shoot major portions of the film.

Shooting permission issues in Kerala & Ooty, had a heart attack and then he wasn’t happy with Manikandan’s work. Everything went wrong. Manikandan has been replaced with his old favourite Santosh Sivan.

With Reliance’s big money, he surely doesn’t need to worry about the finances but the problem is with the actors’ dates. The hindi version stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Govinda & Vikram. In the tamil version, Vikram potrays Abhishek’s role and has Aishwarya Rai & Prithviraj in the lead. The actors have been asked to give fresh dates.

Ratnam is going back to the jungles of Kerala soon to re-shoot the portions. And after that, there is shooting schedule of more than 180 days to be completed. At this rate, they should rename the film as Such a Long Road to Perdition!

  1. kartik krishnan says:

    give the guy a break guys. I know it can be difficult post guru. but still. I’m hoping as far as the film turns out for the better, we shouldnt complain.

    BTW – check out his iruvar if possible. Mammoth epic, mammoth scale, sooooooo many shooting days I’m sure. And the film is pure magic. Am sure even that film would have about 100 odd days of schedule.

    The goods thing to come out – Santosh sivan with mani sir

  2. moifightclub says:

    @kartik – what have we done ? just got to know about the figures and posted it. we do love him and his cinema. Iruvar is one of our all time fav.

  3. Asif says:

    LOL. Its a fake report again from you.

    Ash said on NDTV two days back that the film is almost complete . She has a month to shoot before going to Bhansali’s set for Guzaarish in August. Ravana will release January next year .

  4. moifightclub says:

    @asif – yeh dude, Ash ne toh geeta pe haath rakh ke bite diya! Almost complete…… hehehehha.

  5. Asif says:

    Having just one month shooting left of course means its almost complete. They are shooting for it since October last year . It has only some days left to complete. Your article has no sense .

    Mani was ill & due to his health condition there was a break in shoot . Now Mani requested to give the actors fresh dates to fill it up coz the schedule has already changed because of his illness , not coz he changed his cinematographer . Manikandan had to go for other commitments as scheduled before but Mani was not able to complete the shoot within planned time . Thats why he moved out from the project . Now Santosh Sivan has taken his place . Its as simple as that. Don’t make false report please. You did it some time back with Guzaarish also but guess when you were asked to give a detail on the story you just smartly refused it. …… hehehehha.

  6. moifightclub says:

    @asif – we dont want to name our source. And u hav all the freedom to believe what you want to. we dont put any fake reports. you can always move to the next blog.

    btw, after Guzaarish we did a post on Luck’s script too, which we read. U read that ? the film will be out soon. so u can figure out if we are faking it or not. dont hav to wait till next year for raavan or guzarish’s release.

    And for your info, Mani and Manikandan had lot of issues. Any dop in thsi country will happily adjust his dates for Mani Ratnam’s films.

  7. Asif says:

    Here you go . 🙂

    She’s asked about Ravana re shoots at the end here and rubbishes the media stories.

  8. […] Mr Asif, where are you ? Asif, who ? Asif from this post who thought we were putting out fake news! Earlier we had put a post on the rotal mess of the […]

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