Mani Ratnam has reportedly shot a film that is a modern day version and a loose adaptation of the great Indian epic Ramayana in which the wife of lord Rama, Sita was abducted by the demon (Rakshasa) king of Lanka, Ravana. It is said that Raavan will have a new twist on the Ramayana. also the movie does not exactly follow the plot of ramayana.
Dev (Vikram), a policeman, falls in love with Ragini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), a classical dancer. They are both unconventional. They get married and he takes her to his new post in Lal Maati, a small town in northern India. Lal Maati is a town where the word of law is not the police but Beera (Abhishek Bachchan), a tribal who has, over the years shifted the power from the ruling to the have-nots of the area. Dev knows that the key to bringing order to any place is to vanquish the big fish, in this case - Beera. In one stroke Dev manages to rip open Beera's world, and set in motion a chain of events which will claim lives, change fortunes. Beera, injured but enraged hits back starting a battle that draws Dev, Beera and Ragini into the jungle. The jungle which is dense, confusing and scary. And in this journey they must confront their own truth. A journey which will test their beliefs, convictions and emotions. Emotions which are as scary and confusing as the forest. The forest becomes the setting for the battle. The battle between the good and the evil, between Dev and Beera, between Ram and Raavan. When the lines dividing the good and the evil starts to blurr, whose side will you take? When hate turns to love and good starts looking as evil which side will you battle for. Love is a battle that nobody wins but everyone must fight for. Even this Raavan.
Abhishek Bachchan as Beera Munda (Raavan)
Aishwarya Rai (credited as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan onscreen) as Ragini Sharma (Seeta)
Vikram Kennedy as Dev Pratap Sharma (Ram)
Govinda as Sanjeevani Kumar (Hanumaan)
Ravi Kishan as Siddarth
Priyamani as Serena Munda (Soorpanagai)
Nikhil Dwivedi as Laxman Pratap Sharma (Laxman)
Ashish Vidyarthi as Dev's Father (Dashratha)
Bipasha Basu in guest appearance (Wife of Raavan)