MANI’S FINAL FILM
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.
Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala poses with groom Samrat Dahal before the couple married in Katmandu, Nepal. Dahal is a Nepalese businessman. The wedding ceremony was spread over three days and was attended by family and close friends.