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BIG cinemas to release RAAVANAN and VILLAIN in USA



June 11, 2010 08:27:56 PM IST
Bollywood Trade News Network
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BIG Cinemas, a division of Reliance MediaWorks and member of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, announced today that it will release and market the theatrical screening rights of RAAVANAN, a feature film in the Indian regional language of Tamil and its Telegu dubbed version VILLIAN, in the USA. Produced, written and directed by ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, The film stars Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead roles - will be released on more than 40 screens across 30 cities in Tamil and Telegu across the USA, including self-owned BIG Cinemas' theatres, making it one of the biggest releases for a South Indian film in US.

Raavanan fuses drama, action, love and music. The film has been shot in scenic locations from the forests of Kerala, Ooty, Jhansi, Kolkata, and in Maharashtra at Mahabaleshwari and in the Malshej Ghats. The movie's music composed by two-time Academy Award winner A R Rahman, popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music. Cinematography is done by Santosh Shivan and Manikandan, and editing by A Sreekar Prasad. The movie is releasing worldwide on June 18, 2010.

Reliance MediaWorks CEO Anil Arjun said, 'There is a vast audience for regional Indian Cinema outside of India and particularly in the USA. We are dedicated to bringing these quality regional Indian language films to new markets where there are audiences waiting to be entertained. Additionally by building our own international infrastructure of cinemas we are showing our commitment to these niche markets which we expect will deliver strong growth in the near future.' BIG Cinemas US has 190 screens present across 20 cities and has successfully created a pan US footprint and the circuit accounts for 20-35% of Hindi features box office collections and over 70% of Tamil and Telegu box office collections from the US.

Releasing in the following theatres near you on June 18 in Hindi, Tamil & Telegu:

Playing RAAVANAN (Tamil):


CA

San Jose

BIG Cinemas Towne 3

CA   

Fremount 

BIG Cinemas Fremont 7

CA

Norwalk

BIG Cinemas Norwalk 8 

CA

Folsom

Century 14 Folsom 

NJ 

Edison 

BIG Cinemas Movie City 8 

NJ

North Bergen 

BIG Cinemas Columbia Park Stadium 12 

TX

Houston 

Funasia Bollywood 

TX   

Irving 

Macarthur Marketplace 16 

IN

Indianapolis 

Georgetown 14 

KS

Merriam 

Cinemark Merriam 

IL

Niles 

BIG Cinemas Golf Glen Stadium 5 

IL

Downers Grove

Sathyam Cinemas

MI   

Novi 

BIG Cinemas Novi Town Center 8

MA

Revere

Imoviecafe (Cambridge, MA)

OH   

Columbus* 

Screens At The Continent

GA

Norcross

BIG Cinemas Peachtree 8 

VA

Falls Church

BIG Cinemas Loehmann's 2

FL 

Britton 8    

BIG Cinemas Movie City 8 

NC

Raleigh* 

Galaxy Cinema (Cary, NC) 

AZ

Tempe* 

Madcap Theatres 

MN   

Brooklyn Center 

Brookdale Cinema 8 

CT

Bloomfield 

K & G Bloomfield Cinema 8 


Playing VILLAIN (Telegu) :

CA

San Jose

BIG Cinemas Towne 3

CA   

Fremount 

BIG Cinemas Fremont 7

CA

Norwalk

BIG Cinemas Norwalk 8 

NJ

Edison

BIG Cinemas Movie City 8 

NJ 

Edison

BIG Cinemas Columbia Park Stadium 12 

TX

Houston 

Funasia Bollywood 

TX

Irving 

Macarthur Marketplace 16 

IL   

Niles 

BIG Cinemas Golf Glen Stadium 5

MI

Novi 

BIG Cinemas Novi Town Center 8 

VA

Herndon 

Phoenix Theatres Worldgate 9 

OH

Columbus 

Cinemark Movies 12 - Carriage Place 

GA

Norcross

BIG Cinemas Peachtree 8


BIG Cinemas locations playing RAAVAN (Hindi) :

NY

Manhattan

BIG Cinemas Manhattan

NY   

Fresh meadows 

BIG Cinemas, Bombay

NJ

Edison

BIG Cinemas Movie City 8 

NJ

North Bergen

BIG Cinemas Columbia Park Stadium 12 

CA 

San Jose

BIG Cinemas Towne 3

CA

Fremont 

BIG Cinemas Fremont 7 

CA

INorwalk 

BIG Cinemas Norwalk 8 

IL   

Niles 

BIG Cinemas Golf Glen Stadium 5

MI

Novi 

BIG Cinemas Novi Town Center 8 

VA

Falls Church 

BIG Cinemas Loehmann's 2 

GA

Norcross 

BIG Cinemas Peachtree 8 





 


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