MANI’S FI­NAL FILM

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IN what could be a shock for mil­lions of his fans and movie­lovers, filmmaker Mani Ratnam has said he wants Raa­vanan to be his swan­song and that he wants to re­tire and lead a peace­ful life in Ko­daikanal.

Raa­vanan was re­leased to the world on June 18.

“When I started Raa­vanan a cou­ple of years ago, I de­cided that this would be my last film. I love Ko­daikanal’s am­bi­ence and would love to set­tle there and play my favourite game of golf ev­ery day. Now that I’m pestered with ques­tions of what would be my next film, I’m tempted to do an­other film. If I de­cide to do so, that would most prob­a­bly be my last film. The theme of the movie, though, hasn’t yet been con­ceived.”

Raa­vanan has been re­leased in 1 300 cin­ema halls across the globe. This in­cludes the Hindi ver­sion Raa­van and the Tel­ugu ver­sion, Vil­lain. Trade cir­cles say the Tamil ver­sion is do­ing “very sat­is­fac­tory” busi­ness, but it re­mains to be seen whether the film will sus­tain mo­men­tum.

PHOTO: AP

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