First Look Of Pratik Gandhi, Aindrita Ray Starrer “Raavan Leela” Unveiled

Raavan Leela
Raavan Leela first look out: Actor Pratik Gandhi, who proved his acting chops with Scam 1992 – The Harshad Mehta Story, will soon be seen making his debut as a leading actor in Hindi movies with the film Raavan Leela (Bhavai), alongside Kannada actor Aindrita Ray. The first look and release date for the film was revealed on Tuesday. Sharing the same on his social media, Gandhi announced that his upcoming romantic drama, helmed by Hardik Gajjar, will be in cinemas on October 1, 2021.

Gandhi’s Raavan Leela (Bhavai) is touted as a “strong content driven entertainer” and according to the official announcement. The film is set against the backdrop of Bhavai, a popular folk theatre form in Gujarat with a 700-year old history. The word Bhavai derives its meaning from a combination of two words—bhav meaning emotion, and vahini meaning carrier—thus it is named as an art form which is a carrier of emotions.

In the poster, we can see Gandhi featured in the get-up of Raavan from the Hindu epic “Ramayana”.

Gandhi, who is also a popular name in Gujarati theatre, gained a massive fan following after his iconic performance in Hansal Mehta’s web-series Scam 1992. He has previously played small roles in Hindi movies Loveyatri and Mitron. Raavan Leela (Bhavai) will mark his first Bollywood film as a lead. Apart from these, he also acted in Gujarati films like Bey Yaar and National Award-winning Wrong Side Raju. His other upcoming Bollywood projects include Taapsee Pannu starrer Woh Ladki Hai Kahan and Hansal Mehta’s Dedh Bigha Zameen.

Ray, on the other hand, made her acting debut in 2007, starring in Meravanige and went on to appear in several commercially successful films, establishing herself as a leading contemporary actor of Kannada cinema. She received critical acclaim for her performance as Devika, a mentally challenged girl, in Manasaare. Other details around the love story drama are currently under wraps.

Raavan Leela (Bhavai) is backed by Pen Studios, known for producing films such as Kahaani, Helicopter Eela, Namaste England and The Accidental Prime Minister, and is written by Shreyas Anil Lowlekar.

Feature Image Credit: Pratik Gandhi/Instagram

Suggested Reading:

Here’s Where You Can Watch The Empire Starring Shabana Azmi

Potluck: The Comedy Series, Starring Shikha Talsania, Cyrus Sahukar, Out On This Date

Where To Watch Hing Pustak Talwar: Marathi Series Starts Streaming This Week