2. This movie could have been in normal hindhi as opposed to 'hamri' and 'tumri' stuff. I can understand indhi but not this bhojpuri stuff. I am not sure what real indhi people thought of the dialogs. I am unable to say if its authentic or nonsense or even real sentences. Mani probably has no clue either and so margin or error becomes big.
3. Movie should have been longer and made obvious many things. For example Beera's men sabotage Dev's vehicles. Next scene: Arbit village people want to enter a camp full of police. What camp is this? Where is this relative to Dev? Was Dev coming from here or going to this camp? Did they set up this camp because the vehicles got sabotaged? At moment they start this scene nothing is evident. In Raavan, you learn at the very end of the scene that Dev was trying to get to this camp and was stopped midway. Too late. In Raavanan this is not even explained that clearly. Similarly the beginning Kidnap scene and arbit bomb blasts. Before one gets into the movie , one is already left wondering at the abrupt poorly explained scenes.
4. Screenplay tactic of 'Let me first make you wonder why this is happening and then I will unravel it for you later'needs to be controlled and restricted to 1 or 2 elements. Pretty much everything in the movie is thrown over the wall first and then explained later. Non-linear narration has its limits and this movie crosses all of them.
5. I agree with Amithabh. Abhishek's role comes as weak, severely edited and a little bit wannabe.
6. Manirathnam seems to have overtightened the movie to the point of making it look disconnected and abrupt. Better off making linear movies.
7. The good aspects to Raavan and Raavan seem to be mutually exclusive. Whats good in Raavan has been left out in Raavanan and viceversa.
8. Overall I thought Tamil was marginally better. But that's because I am a thamizhan. Both Abhishek and Vikram were so-so in essaying Raavan(an).