Maniratnam is one director who firmly believes in spectacular splendor while shooting his films. He is now making Ravana with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram and Priyamani.
Ravana is said to be Maniratnam’s contemporary take on the epic Ramayana. He earlier made Dalapathy based on Mahabharatha.
Recently, Maniratnam has canned a song on Abhishek Bachchan with 500 accompanying dancers. This is said to be the introductory song of Abhishek’s character in the film.
The music for Ravana, like most of Maniratnam’s films, has been composed by Golden Globe awradee AR Rahman.