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Reliance Big Pictures to release Raavan in 2200 screens worldwide

India’s first film to release worldwide in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu simultaneously

Mumbai, June16th, 2010: Reliance BIG Pictures and Madras Talkies’ forthcoming film ‘Raavan’ will release in approximately 2200 screens worldwide on Friday, June 18th making it the first Indian film to release simultaneously in Hindi Tamil and Telugu versions.

The Hindi version of the film ‘Raavan’ is slated to release in 1250 screens in India and in 325 screens overseas in over 35 countries including India, US, Canada, UK, UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Sri Lanka etc.

The Tamil version ‘Ravanan’ will release in 225 screens in India including Tamil Nadu, Kerela and Karnataka and also in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nasik, Surat, Baroda, Kolkata cities with English subtitles. It will release in 150 screens overseas in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, US, UK, Middle East Asia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc.  

The Telugu dubbed version ‘Villian’ will release in 215 screens in Andhra Pradesh and in additional 25 screens in US, Australia and New Zealand. 

Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance BIG Pictures says, “Reliance Big Pictures is proud to partner with Madras Talkies and present Raavan in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu for audiences worldwide. Mani Ratnam's films with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, A.R Rahman and Gulzar have earned a lot of critical and commercial acclaim. We hope that their success is repeated and further strengthened with the highly anticipated Hindi debut of Vikram.”   

Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram along with director Mani Ratnam will attend the world premiere of ‘Raavan’ in London on 16th June, 2010.

Recently Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ravi Kishan and Ajay Gehi participated in the ‘Thod De Killi Road Show’ in Mumbai and Delhi to promote the film and interact with millions of fans across various high catchments areas in these two cities where they were welcomed with great excitement and pomp.

Reliance BIG Pictures organized Bollywood’s first international press conference using the Cisco TelepPresence technology that connected Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram and Mani Ratnam from Mumbai and Chennai respectively for interactions with New York, UAE and Delhi media. The technology allows people from across globe to connect and interact like they are sitting face to face with each other in a single room.

About Reliance Big Entertainment:
 
Reliance BIG Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of India's Reliance Group, with a significant presence in film entertainment (film production, distribution, and exhibition), broadcasting and new media ventures.
 
RBEL's motion picture brand, Reliance BIG Pictures (www.reliancebigpictures.com) has built a impressive film production slate in Hindi, English & other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide. Following Reliance BIG Pictures’ association with IM Global, the company now benefits from an international sales team with an excellent reputation and global presence dedicated to selling its Bollywood and regional language slate.

In Hollywood, Reliance BIG Pictures has partnered with Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider on the formation of DreamWorks Studios and has development deals with Nicolas Cage's Saturn Films, Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, Tom Hanks’ Playtone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures, Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment, Julia Roberts’ Red Om Films and Brian Gazer and Ron Howards' Imagine Entertainment. RBEL’s group company, Reliance MediaWorks Limited (www.reliancemediaworks.com) is India's largest film processing, exhibition and entertainment services company. It operates BIG Cinemas, India's largest cinema chain with over 525 screens spread across India, US, Malaysia, Nepal and Netherlands. Reliance MediaWorks has a dominant and comprehensive presence in Film Services: Motion Picture Processing and DI; Visual Effects; Film Restoration and Image Enhancement; Animation; 2D to 3D Conversion; Digital Mastering: Studios and Equipment rentals with presence across at US, UK, Japan and India. Reliance MediaWorks’ television venture, BIG Synergy, is among the top players in the television programming industry.

The Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com) is amongst India's top 3 business houses and has interests in telecommunications, energy, financial services, infrastructure and media and entertainment. 


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Rohini Bhandari
Manager, PR
M: +91 9323290523
rohini.r.bhandari@relianceada.com

Riya Mitra
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riya.mitra@relianceada.com

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