'Raavan', 'Raajneeti': Epic inspirations in Indian cinema
Mani Ratnam's mega project has been hugely inspired by the Lord Ram, Seeta and Raavan saga. Ragini (Seeta played by Aishwarya Rai) is the wife of police officer, Dev (Ram played by Vikram) who is kidnapped by a Raavan-like Beera (Abhishek Bachchan). Just that in the film, the Seeta actually sympathises with Raavan. Nikhil Dwivedi and Govinda's characters are said to be based on Lakshman and Hanuman's roles.