BIG Pictures to release Raavan in 2200 screens worldwide

MUMBAI: Reliance BIG Pictures and Madras Talkies’ forthcoming film Raavan will release in approximately 2200 screens worldwide on Friday, 18 June making it the first Indian film to release simultaneously in Hindi ,Tamil and Telugu versions.

The Hindi version of the film Raavan, is slated to release in 1250 screens in India and in 325 screens overseas in over 35 countries including India, US, Canada, UK, UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Sri Lanka etc.

The Tamil version of Ravanan will release in 225 screens in India including Tamil Nadu, Kerela and Karnataka and also in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nasik, Surat, Baroda, Kolkata cities with English subtitles. It will release in 150 screens overseas in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, US, UK, Middle East Asia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc.

The Telugu dubbed version Villian, will release in 215 screens in Andhra Pradesh and in additional 25 screens in US, Australia and New Zealand.

Reliance BIG Pictures CEO Sanjeev Lamba says, “Reliance Big Pictures is proud to partner with Madras Talkies and present Raavan in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu for audiences worldwide. Mani Ratnam’s films with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, A.R Rahman and Gulzar have earned a lot of critical and commercial acclaim. We hope that their success is repeated and further strengthened with the highly anticipated Hindi debut of Vikram.”

Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram along with director Mani Ratnam will attend the world premiere of Raavan in London on 16 June, 2010.

Recently Abhishek, Aishwarya, Ravi Kishan and Ajay Gehi participated in the Thod De Killi Road Show in Mumbai and Delhi to promote the film and interact with fans.