Mani Ratnam's Raavanan may have failed to impress the audience and critics. But it has managed to grab the attention of international viewers by screening the film in various film festivals. Recently, it has been hailed with prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) award in Best Cinematography section.
Noted cinematographer Santosh Sivan along with V. Manikandan have jointly been nominated to receive the award on the 2nd of December. The failure of the film did not in any way deter the public to notice the beautiful locales and surprising backdrops that seemed to be akin to poetry on celluloid. The critics in India who had been particularly harsh in their reviews nevertheless hailed the cinematographer duo for their excellent work.
Earlier, the movie was also screened at the Pusan International Film Festival. Both the Hindi and the Tamil versions were screened as a part of the Special Gala event. The director along with his wife Suhasini and the lead characters including the Junior Bachchan couple, Vikram and producer Sharada Trilok were present at the occasion. It may be recalled that the director had also won the Jeager-Le Coultre Award at Venice earlier this year.
The 127 minute long Tamil version, Raavanan is now ready to premiere at the Tenth annual MIAAC film Festival to be held at New York City, this November. It will be shown with English subtitles for the benefit of the non-Tamil audience.