Amitabh Bachchan, the big daddy of bollywood who was disappointed with Abhishek Bachchan’s confused expression as Beera in Mani Ratnam’s latest offering ‘Raavan’, has slammed the bad editing to be the sole cause for his son’s plight in the flick and also poor showing at the box office.
Amitabh Bachchan feels that Abhishek’s ten heads which would appear visually in the film to offer him different attitudes to be adopted in a given situation before Beera could take a final decision, had been removed by the director.
After the editing of those ten faces, the film had only Abhishek Bachchan making decisions which invariably gives the impression of dis-connectivity and a confused expression, making it incomprehensible for the viewers watching the edited version.
However, not everybody agrees with Amitabh Bachchan on the issue, and in fact, Vikram, who played the same role in the Tamil version of ‘Raavan’, has sprung to Mani Ratnam’s defense in the matter. The Tamil version of the same flick has been doing rocking business in the South and the audience did not have any problem with Vikram’s character of Beera.
Even ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan has come into the defense of Mani Ratnam by saying that finally a film was a director’s child and nobody had any right to criticize that.
In any case, Mani Ratnam is a seasoned filmmaker with great films like ‘Roja’, ‘Dil se’, ‘Yuva’, ‘Guru’ etc. It was Mani Ratnam who had given first hit in the form of ‘Yuva’ to Abhishek Bachchan.