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Raavan Leela trailer: This Pratik Gandhi starrer challenges the age-old tale

Pratik Gandhi had previously impressed everyone with his monologue in the Raavan Leela teaser.

Shaheen Irani
Sep 09, 2021
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Pratik Gandhi left a strong impression with his Aham Brahmasmi monologue in Raavan Leela's teaser and now the actor has taken it up a notch with the trailer. Pratik, in the role of Raavan, falls in love with Sita, essayed by Aindrita Ray. This affects the whole village, for they cannot accept the villain and the heroine together.

Watch the trailer here:

The irony, as shown in the trailer, is that Raja Ram Joshi (Pratik) actually wanted to play Ram in the play but ended up getting the role of Raavan. He reaches a low point when he is dejected by his lover, which only builds up the plot. The most interesting bit from the trailer, however, comes up in the dialogue between Ram and Raavan. The evil one reminds Ram about how Surpanakha (Raavan's sister), was ill treated by the 'God'. He says kidnapping Sita (Ram's wife) was just a reaction to that. Raavan reminds him that despite the situation, he did not cut Sita's nose. “After everything, I had to sacrifice my family, home and all the things I held dear. Still, Ram is worshipped. Why so,” Pratik’s Raavan asks. To that, the cliched response he receives is, “Because I am God.”

Pratik brings his Gujarati verses to the trailer. For the uninitiated, the actor began his career by doing Gujarati plays. He continues working in theatre till date, while doing web shows and movies too.

Raavan Leela also reminds us of Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar's Oh My God!. Like the film, even Raavan Leela challenges the blind belief in God.

Through the movie, Ankur Bhatia makes his comeback after his debut in Haseena in 2017. Meanwhile, Abhimanyu Singh will be playing the villain again after State Of Siege: Temple Attack, in which he portrayed the role of a terrorist. Gopal Singh, also remembered for playing a villain in majority of his roles, will also essay a negative role. In hopes of keeping his seat as a politician safe, he ensures that there is a distance maintained between Raavan and Sita. The actor is last remembered for his role as Suraj Gautam in Disney+Hotstar Quix’s Ankahi Ansuni.

Meanwhile, Rajesh Sharma, last seen in Srijit Mukherji's short Forget Me Not in Ray, plays the role of Hanuman in the film. He makes a short appearance but promises to play a huge role as the first person to notice the love story brewing and possibly doing something about it.

The trailer also sees TV actors Rajendra Gupta and Anil Rastogi in pivotal roles. Directed by Hardik Gajjar, the film also stars Flora Saini in the lead and Pratik's real-life wife Bhamini Oza in a pivotal role. Backed by Pen Studios, Raavan Leela will release in theatres on October 1.

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