The makers of Raavan are all set to tap Tamil and Telugu speaking audiences in the US by releasing the film in the two languages in over 40 screens in that country on Friday.
The Tamil version, shot simultaneously with Hindi, is titled Raavanan, while the dubbed Telugu version is called Villain and these are part of the film's worldwide release. BIG Cinemas will release and market the theatrical screening rights of the film.
"There is a vast audience for regional Indian Cinema outside of India and particularly in the US. We are dedicated to bringing these quality regional Indian language films to new markets where there are audiences waiting to be entertained," Reliance MediaWorks CEO Anil Arjun said in a press statement.
The Tamil and Telugu versions of the film star Vikram, Aishwarya Rai and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead roles. Directed by Mani Ratnam, the film has been co-produced by director's banner Madras Talkies and Reliance BIG Pictures.
The music for Raavan has been composed by Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman, with cinematography by Santosh Shivan and Manikandan.