Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Mahayoddha Rama movie review: It is the same old story

Mahayoddha Rama movie review: If you are telling the story from Raavan's perspective, why would you call the film Mahayodha Rama?

Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Mahayoddha Rama review, Mahayoddha Rama movie review, Mahayoddha Rama, Mahayoddha Rama, Mahayoddha Rama review, Mahayoddha Rama cast, Mahayoddha Rama story, Mahayoddha Rama news, Mahayoddha Rama kunal kapoor, Mahayoddha Rama Jimmy Shergill, Rohit Vaid, Rohit Vaid film, entertainment news, indian express Mahayoddha Rama movie review Mahayoddha Rama movie review: The animation of this movie is eye-catching but it is drowned by sheer noise.

Mahayoddha Rama voice cast: Kunal Kapoor, Jimmy Shergill, Gulshan Grover, Sameera Reddy, Lilette Dubey, Mukesh Rishi

Mahayoddha Rama director: Rohit Vaid

I’ve always had a soft spot for Ravan, that ‘rakshasha’ with the ten heads and have often wondered how he dealt with his problem of plenty: what if one head disagreed with the other nine; or what if another wanted to burst into song at the same time as the others were throwing a tantrum? Our `shashtras’ say he was an erudite man who was a prisoner of his own magnificent ego: how does this character get past his weaknesses and own his strengths?

`Mahayodha Rama’ claims that this is the Ramayan from his, Ravan’s, point of view. I was immediately interested, but my expectations that it was going to be a delightfully subversive take on the epic were dashed almost as soon as it started.

Subscriber Only Stories
UPSC Key-October 4, 2022: Why you should read ‘Prachand’ or  ‘Green War R...Premium
After LCH induction, focus on indigenous medium-lift chopperPremium
Govt saw fodder crisis coming over two years ago, but plans remained on p...Premium
ExplainSpeaking: As RSS sounds alarm, taking stock of India’s poverty, in...Premium

A super visual of Ravan meditating on the top of a mountain, and getting his wishes granted by Brahma leads to the same old treatment of the story. There are just teeny flashes of modern wit (wife Mandodari scolds Ravan for leaving his wet towel around, haha), but the rest is the same old loud rendition of lines and songs.

Some of the animation is eye-catching, but it is drowned by the sheer noise. Do we really need to be deafened at all times?

And why, if you are toplining Ravan, call your film`Mahayodha Rama’?

First published on: 04-11-2016 at 01:38:09 pm
Next Story

Situation in Rakhine State being investigated: Aung San Suu Kyi

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments