MUMBAI: BIG Cinemas will be releasing the Tamil and Telugu versions of Mani Ratnam’s Raavan in close to 30 cities in the US.
The Tamil version of the film is titled Raavanan, whereas its Telegu dubbed version is called Villian.
The film stars Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Prithviraj Sukumaran and will be screened across 40 screens.
Raavanan fuses drama, action, love and music. The film has been shot in different locations from the forests of Kerala, Ooty, Jhansi, Kolkata, and in Maharashtra at Mahabaleshwari and in the Malshej Ghats.
Reliance MediaWorks CEO Anil Arjun said, “There is a vast audience for regional Indian Cinema outside of India and particularly in the US. We are dedicated to bringing these quality regional Indian language films, to new markets where there are audiences waiting to be entertained. Additionally by building our own international infrastructure of cinemas, we are showing our commitment to these niche markets which we expect will deliver strong growth in the near future.”
The movie is releasing worldwide on 18 June, 2010.