Watch the ‘Raavanan’ promotional meet in Chennai on Friday,May 14 2010
The grand and glitzy promotional event organised at Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Hall at Lady Andal Higher Secondary School in Chetpet,was a brief event that lasted just about an hour, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m, to be precise.
Actors Vikram, Karthik, Prabhu, Prithviraj and Priyamani shared their experience of working in the film. However, they too were careful not to disclose any details of the story. The highlight of the evening were performances by Vikram and Vairamuthu and A R Rahman, who sang on stage a song that does not figure in the album.
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The highlight of the event were the live performances. First it was singer Karthik’s turn to mesmerize the audience with his rendition of the melancholically romantic ‘Usure Pogudhe’ as he emerged from the thickets of the forest. Then, Vikram infused huge energy into the audience as he danced to the power packed ‘Kodu potta’ number. The performances were rounded off with a delightful combination of Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu and Rahman. As the former read out lines he had written; Varuven Naane Meendum Varuven; Rahman put the lines to tune and sang them. The song is not part of the Raavanan audio CD, but we hope it will be part of the movie.
Finally, the trailer and song clippings were screened which instantly created a lot of excitement. The small portions that were screened suggested that Raavanan will be a high quality, high impact product which should not be missed.
The event was anchored by actor Karthik and Priyamani while others from the cast like Prithviraj and Prabhu shared their experiences during the making of the film with the audience. Almost the entire cast and crew of Raavanan were present at the event including cinematographer Santhosh Sivan.
On the whole, the event seemed to have achieved its purpose — impress audiences and increase their urge to watch the film when it hits screens.