The story of 'Raavan's 3 bridges

Production designer Samir Chanda talks about the 3 bridges that were created for the climax scene of \'Raavan\'.

Published: 08th June 2010 12:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 08:59 PM   |  A+A-

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On the sets of 'Raavan' (Pic: Sampurn Pix)

The climax showdown between Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram in 'Raavan' on a wooden bridge actually required three different bridges to be built so that the scene could be captured from different angles, says production designer Samir Chanda. And director Mani Ratnam personally oversaw the construction work. “I had to build three bridges — one for the actors’ long shots that was 210 feet long, another for their close-ups at 70 feet and the third was 30 feet long for the actors’ leg work like running and falling,” Chanda said. “Mani’s enthusiasm was like that of a child. We had first thought of building this bridge in Sri Lanka because t h e y have the infrastructure and the experience of working in Hollywood units.

"Then we thought of building the bridge in Australia or South Africa. Finally I suggested we do it near Mumbai,”. Chanda revealed that Mani Ratnam would stand at the site from early morning to late night refusing to budge from the construction site.

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