RED CARPET WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘RAAVAN’ with AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN, ABHISHEK BACHCHAN – BFI SOUTHBANK
On Wednesday 16th June 2010, Bollywood heavyweights will be in London for the World Premiere of RAAVAN at the BFI, Southbank.
India’s most celebrated couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan will be joined on the Red Carpet by fellow cast member Vikram, director Mani Ratnam and composer A.R. Rahman.
Released in cinemas worldwide on Friday 18th June 2010, RAAVAN is from the cinematic tour de force, director Mani Ratnam (Dil Se, Bombay) and Academy Award winner and music maestro A.R Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire).
RAAVAN stars Indian cinema royalty and off-screen couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan one of the most internationally sought after actresses and global ambassador for L’Oreal, alongside the critically acclaimed Abhishek Bachchan. who reunite on screen following the critically acclaimed ‘Guru’, and undisputed superstar of South Indian cinema, Vikram.
Unconventional in equal but harmonized measures, police inspector ‘Dev’ (Vikram) and feisty classical dancer ‘Ragini’ (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) relocate to Lal Maati, a remote town in Northern India, after marrying.
On arrival, they discover that the law of the land is firmly grasped in the hands of ‘Beera Munda’ (Abhishek Bachchan), a ruthless tribal who has shifted the power equation in the region from the ruling to the have-nots.
Dev knows that the key to restoring order in Lal Maati is to vanquish Beera and in one fell swoop manages to create carnage in Beera’s world, thus setting in motion a chain of events which will claim lives and change fortunes.
An injured but enraged Beera now drags both Dev and Ragini into battle through the deepest ravines of the jungle and a labyrinth of human survival. The journey ahead tests the very core of their existence as the lines between good and evil, between Dev and Beera, between Ram and Raavan become ever blurred.
RAAVAN will be released across the UK by Reliance BIG Pictures on 18th June 2010
Running time: 130 minutes