Kamal’s DASAVATHARAM – Review

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Readers of the comic strip “Mayavi” in “Balarama” would remember the two nerd scientists – Lottulodukk and GulGulMal. They come up with these quirky gadgets for the evil likes of Kuttoosan and Dakini, and in the end of the strip “Mayavi” destroys the gadget (sometimes he pours water on that, sometimes it falls down from Dakini’s hand) – destroying evil and sustaining the good. Dasavatharam’s story line revolves around a more siller invention, a more sillier plot, a more sillier way to destroy the invention and a very silly way to tell a story. Kamal’s most hyped movie till date goes directly into the forgettable basket.

The movie reeks of a fancy dress competition, with Kamal playing 10 characters (a lousy world record for INR 100 crore) AND 5 of the 10 characters : George Bush, Christian Fletcher, Shinghen Narahasi,Kalifullah Mukhtaar and Krishnaveni literally wearing masks. Going by this logic Kamal can get one of those Rs.5 tiger masks from Marina Beach and claim he is playing a tiger in his next movie.

Kamal, as an actor has no comparisons in Indian cinema. But as a film maker, he is not a “master” even if you consider Thevar Magan, Virumandi, Anbe Sivam and Hey Ram – the ones he created. The lack of cohesion while trying to do so many things at the same time shows off in the movie. It doesn’t even reach Avvai Shanmughi’s entertainment level because of 2 reasons – Avvai Shanmughi was a borrowed script and Dasavatharam has almost no chance of exploiting Kamal’s comic timing except for one or two characters. The movie tries to be comical, preaching, philosophical and exquisite – all at the same time and falls flat as there is no time for anything to develop properly around the 10 fancy dress characters.

Perhaps the only excuse is that, the other great superstar used all his star power to make the audience feel like worms in hot shit (that for you is one of the coolest dialogues from Vincent Poovaraagan in Dasavatharam),  while Kamal used all his star power to make an average movie. If you have expectations from Kamal, you’ll feel like “Aalavandhan”.

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Story Line: The movie begins in the 12th Century when the local Shaivaite King’s move to remove the Vishnu idol from a temple is opposed by Nambi (Kamal), a Vaishnavite. King Kulothunga packs the idol and the idol lover together and dumps both in the Bay of Bengal. Then we are transported to 2004 where Dr Govind(Kamal) discovers a fatal virus and Ex-CIA bad guy Christian Fletcher tries to take it from him. Rest of the movie is one big chase which finally ends up in the Bay of Bengal where the Vishnu idol lies. Every chase needs 2 chicks, the good girl with the hero is Asin and the vamp with the villain is Mallika Sherawat. Rest is one hell of a fancy dress competition.

Good:

1. Even though 9 Kamal’s are there in the fray at one time, the make-up and characterization gives us a feel that there is only one Kamal(Dr Govind,the hero). You panic when the formidable Christian Fletcher (looks like Shane Warne) chases Dr Govind, it doesn’t hit you that both are Kamal and you root for your hero. Maybe thats Kamals message about religion as a whole, packaged well and very fast.

2. The scope of the film and the effort that went in may go unmatched in Indian cinema. The effort is epic, sadly the product is not.

3. The first 20 minutes and the last 20 are superb (including a 3 character fight in the last scene), must watch. Sadly there is no way you can do this in the theater. The action scenes are classic Kamal.

4. 2 Characters Vincent Poovaraagan and Balram Naidu, played by Kamal are exceptional. Sadly, they get like 15 minutes on screen.

5. Kamal Haassan man! What an actor!

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Bad:

1. Asin’s character Andal gives you a bad headache with her “Perumal” cries. She is cute though completely out of place and such a nuisance.

2. 7 of 10 characters in the movie are played by Kamal just for the heck of it. I don’t get it, why does Kamal have to put on a George Bush mask and say – “I’m Bush”

3. Music and cinematography are nothing close to an epic effort. falls flat.

4. The story I guess was borrowed from Tinkle or Chandamama. Science Fiction (3-7 years)

5. Asin man! I’m still having that headache

6. The screenplay doesn’t let anything develop, its a bonsai garden of stunted efforts at everything from sentiments to philosophy to action.

7. Kamal recently said, he doesn’t strive for perfection but excellence. This time you have to give it to him.

8. “Avtaar Singh” – this character gets his throat cancer removed by a passing bullet. Is Rajnikanth watching?

9. Will somebody stick some cotton into Asin’s mouth? What a pain!

10. Like they say, if you strive for perfection you reach excellence. Kamal strived for excellence and ended with a half baked movie which will be forgotten in six months time.

You may say, I made up 10 points just for the sake of it. So did Kamal make his 10 characters.

Verdict: Too much money involved, let them make some. For 50 bucks, you get to watch 10 Kamals. Go for it! Call it a Blockbuster.

In the end Asin (somebody give her her ‘Perumal’) agrees to marry Dr Govind if he would stop saying “there is no God”

Classic Kamal dialogue then, in his usual subtle, breaking style “I’m not saying there is no God, All I am saying is that it would have been really nice if there was God”

That indeed was a good one!  Kamal doesn’t seem to have a problem with the inside or the outside world, his problems are around the intermediate world. Sadly thats where his “magnus opus” ends up, the intermediate world, right in the middle, mediocre.

38 Responses to Kamal’s DASAVATHARAM – Review

  1. Ajith S June 19, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    hmm..yeah i agree with yor thougts on script and over make up. even i felt the graphics was not good at times though its a ‘costly’ film. For the expectation it produced, its not worth. Ofcourse its an entertainer as you are purchasing 10 kamal.

  2. Karthik June 20, 2008 at 2:45 am #

    Brahma, I do not agree with you. I think Hey Ram , Virumaandi and Mahanadi were superlative efforts of an actor in the avataar of a script-writer.

    Dasavatharam is a bold attempt at fusing chaos theory, with the concepts of religion, science and environment.

    I think the reason most of the people do not like Hey Ram, Virumaandi or such films of that ilk is because they are fed with a diet of lousy crap masala ficks coutrsey you-know-who-all.

    Of course you have your own opinions, but probably time will tell :)

  3. Sanjeev June 20, 2008 at 4:20 am #

    Yes i agree with karthik, This movie is very bold attempt at feeding the indian audience with a different concept like chaos theory and butterfly effects as these audience have dried out looking at the same kind of revenge masala stories and boy and girl meeting love stories, triangle love stories and all the craps…
    please let the audience grow up to expect movies in level to hollywood productions. Kamal is the only one who can do the change like he had always been pioneering these acts for a long time now.
    please learn to encourage these kind of story lines and scripts and grow up to receive good movies in indian cinema in a bollywood dominated media around, comments like yours will only encourage bollywood domination with all the rubbish masala productions

  4. BVN June 20, 2008 at 5:26 am #

    Ajith, yeah Kamal makes the movie worth

    Karthik, I dont get why an “attempt at fusing chaos theory” is so bold. Everybody knows about chaos, but I didn’t see chaos building up anywhere. Showing the butterfly itself was on the face of subtlety…it was like…OK guys sit back…for the first time on Indian screen i’m showing chaos. God! I have seen Jurassic park…and it took me 4 long years to understand why they showed the sick dinosaur…thats mastery…thats talent. And you dont need 100 crores for that. I’m just saying Kamal is not a “master”, while Mani Ratnam is, Spielberg is. disagree on that :)

  5. BVN June 20, 2008 at 5:38 am #

    Sanjeev,

    I will call “Paruthiveeran” a classic and “Virumandi” an average movie with plenty of compromises and lot of masala. disagree on that

    Bollywood produced “Black friday” and “No Smoking” in the past two years…match it with Kamal’s movies

    I dont get why I should call a spade a club, just because the “CONCEPT” is Chaos theory. Personally I dont give a damn if concept is chaos theory or Bheja Fry – Just make it neat, not a mess like Dasavatharam

  6. Karthik June 20, 2008 at 6:00 am #

    Brahma,
    :-)..I certainly agree that Spielberg is a master.

    But how do you say ‘Hey Ram’ and ‘Virumaandi’ are not good??

    Dont you think Hey Ram potrayed a realistic picture of a just post-Independent India? Or Virumaandi adopted the narration style of ‘Rashomon’ to protest against capital punishment?

    Or was not Anbae Sivam good?

    I think there lies a great director in Kamal.

    But I agree that the hype forr graphics in Dasa was unwarranted. But I disagree with you on the storyline. Anyways to each his own :-) Looking forward to your future reviews :-)

  7. BVN June 20, 2008 at 6:20 am #

    Karthik,

    I’ve mentioned the Kamal creations I love –

    “But as a film maker, he is not a “master” even if you consider Thevar Magan, Virumandi, Anbe Sivam and Hey Ram – the ones he created”

    I’m only saying he is not a master, but a great actor and a talented film maker who can mess up

  8. BVN June 20, 2008 at 6:33 am #

    Karthik, there is a scene in “Rashomon” where that woman gets raped by the robber, her husband tied up. initially she protests, but after that she seems to be enjoying the act. Kurosowa never makes a loud judgement, but protrays a human condition beautifully. that is sensitivity and subtlety shown by a master. Virumandi was good though a bit tinged with extreme colour – like Sibi Malayil destroying MTs script in Sadayam :) As if the director was not confident on getting his message across without that

  9. Sridhar June 22, 2008 at 4:02 am #

    Stop comparing this man with Rajini. Rajini is a real SS; this man is a good actor-that’s all-no box office hits – who cares about acting; try to connect with the common man like SS and be a simple human being like SS. Do not be jealous of SS. This man can never reach the heights of SS even if plays 100 roles. THat’s a fact!

  10. scorpiogenius June 23, 2008 at 7:14 am #

    BVN, its extremely unfair to mention Asin 3 times in ‘bad’ list. You are running a riot against the fair lady…:(

    Well, i dont want to watch all these movies, even the storyline has cracked me up. I’m not wasting time on this, I’d rather watch his Anbe Sivam for the upteenth time.

  11. Raghu June 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm #

    Movie is JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK n JUNK .

    except for the fist 15 mins, its not worth the time n money. Avoid the movie.

  12. ahmed June 24, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    This movies is good. science fiction is one genre of films and u don’t borrow this kinda script from tinkle and neither was it too exaggerated. A bio weapon in todays world is possible. Asin might cry out perumal but it wasn’t as sickening as u ve told. The script is not loosely etched to include all the 10 kamal’s. BUT the culprits are a couple of them- the makeup and the graphics. True. It literally looked like kamal wearing masks. I guess westmore was still thinking about star trek while doing the make up. Can someone explain is this the best u can do or u could ve made it better had it not been for money constraints?
    Quality of graphics and CGI was poor- Obvious reason being money!The Rise of the Machines, for example, the budget for computer work, including visual effects, creature effects, and special effects, was $USD 28.2 million (1,197,000,000.00 rupees approx). So with some more cash maybe the quality would have been better.
    FINAL VERDICT: 3 stars on a scale of 5 for kamal’s effort!

  13. BVN June 25, 2008 at 1:13 am #

    ahmed, I agree on that, i would give it a 3/5 like you. Right in between 1st class and 2nd class (60%). Nowhere near distinction :)

  14. Mask June 25, 2008 at 5:52 am #

    I don’t agree to Ahmed at all, thats a stupid comment.

    it is one of the worst movies I have seen, you dont have to agree to Ahmed eventhough your review is good. I will give the movie a 1\5.

    my actual name is not Mask eventhough I am from UAE, it is Maskinte Thantha.

  15. Basheer June 29, 2008 at 6:09 am #

    Well Done Kamal. Probably, Your Dasavatharam is the Film of the Indian Film Industry. Even it beat Hollywood…….Really you are worth to say ” Universal Hero”

  16. SAMSON July 2, 2008 at 9:02 am #

    Kamal Haasan has essayed his great work “Dasavaatharam”, having in mind the ten Avatars (incarnations) of Lord Vishnu.

    The logic of each role in Dasavatharam is creating waves among film buffs on what basis he would have conceived the 10 characters.

    If you know the real Dasavatharams of Lord Vishnu, you can appreciate the script more.

    1. Krishna Avatar – Vincent Poovaraghavan

    Lord Krishna is actually a dalit (sometimes called untouchables or outcasts in the Indian caste system). He is dark-skinned. He saved Draupadi (In the Ancient Indian epic Mahābhārata, she is the daughter of King Drupada of Panchāla) when she was being
    violated and he was the actual diplomat in Mahābhārata. Lord Krishna dies of an arrow striking his lower leg. Now look at how Vincent was introduced. He appears when Asin is about to be molested and he saves her like Draupadi. Vincent is the Dalit diplomat, fights for land issue [soil issue to be exact] and dies from the metal rod striking his leg. Oh even five of Vincent’s men are drugged. Sounds familiar ???

    2. Balarama Avatar – Balarama Naidu

    This is an easy given. As the name suggests and the role personifies you can easily get it.

    3. Mathsya (Fish in Sanskrit) Avatar – Ranagaraja Nambi

    Nambi is thrown into water in an act of trying to save the Lord’s idol from being thrown into sea. What more clue do you want?

    4. Varaha Avatar – Krishnaveni Grandma

    During the Mukunda song, Krishnaveni Grandma does Varaha Avatar in the shadow puppetry. The frame freezes on it for a second. There is the clue. Moreover, in varaha avatar lord actually hides earth so as to protect life forms. Here too krishnaveni hides the germs – life form inside the statue so as to protect.

    5. Vamana Avatar – Kalifulla Khan (A very tall man)

    Remember in Vamana Avatar, Lord Vishnu takes the vishvaroopa, that is the giant form! Hence the Kalifulla here symbolises Vamana Avatar.

    6. Parasurama avatar – Christian Fletcher

    Parasurama is actually on an angry killing spree and killed 21generations of the particular Kshatriya vamsa. Hence the real KILLER… Guess what that’s what our Fletcher is! He comes around with the gun (modern upgrade for axe) and kills everyone around.

    7. Narasimha Avatar – Shingen Narahashi

    First of all the name itself is a play on the words Singam (means lion in Tamil] and Narasimha [the avatar being symbolised). Lord Narasimha manifests himself to kill the bad guy and he also teaches Prahaladha (a young boy and ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu). In the movie, he shows up to kill the killer Fletcher and is also a teacher. Lord Narasimha had to kill the asura with
    bare hands and hence the martial arts exponent here. Got it?

    8. Rama Avatar – Avatar Singh

    Lord Rama stands for the one man one woman maxim, kind of symbolising true love. Here Avatar Singh portrays that spirit by saying that he loves his woman more than anything and wants to live for her.

    9. Koorma Avatar – George Bush

    If you look at the real Koorma Avatar, the Lord is the turtle/tortoise that helps in stirring the Ksheera Sagara and bringing out the Amrita (the drink of the gods, which grants them immortality). This essentially creates war among the Devas and asuras. Similarly today Bush facilitates war between you know whom… May be Kamal also indicates that this Avatar is a bit dumb like the tortoise…

    10. Kalki Avatar – Govindaraj Ramasamy

    As you know, the hero in Kaliyuga (Most interpretations of Hindu scriptures believe that our Planet Earth is currently in Kaliyuga) can be none other than the Kalki Avatar!!!
    sAMY
    June 27th, 2008, 9:16 am | #
    The above comment is the answer for those folls who keep yaeling and spreading a wrong message to every that there was no need for the 10 roles in the movie…and it was created
    sAMY
    June 27th, 2008, 9:46 am | #
    AND ON THING ABOUT KAMAL
    HE MAY NOT POPULAR LIKE OTHER ACTORS..
    AND PLEASE DONT KEEPSAYIN G THAT HOLLY WOOD ACTORS LIKE BRANDO, ALPACINAO

    i WOULD DEFENIFTLY AGREE THAT INDIANS ARE INSPIRED BY HOLLYWOOD MOVIES..
    KAMAL IS ONE OF THE BEST ACTORS, AND NOT THEEEE BEST..
    bUT WVERYONE WILL AGREE THAT KAMA HASSAN IS DEFENITLE THE MOST TALENTED ACTOR AND DIFFERENT FROM OTHER IN WORLD CINEMA
    SIMPLY BECOZ APART FROM DIRECTOE AND SCREENPLAY AND ETC, HE CAN ACT IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGE AND DIFFERENT STYLE, AND WAS ACTING HE DOES NOT WORK WITH BIG BANNERS, AND BIG DIRECTORS TO PLAY LIKE ANOTHER ACTOR…FIRST THING KAMAL HASSAN CAN ALWAYS BE A GODFATHER OR DON OR DO A TOMHANKS ROLE BUT THOSE ACTORS CANNOT DOA VIRMANDI HEY RAM AND ARE SO MANY CANT REMEMBER

  17. Sanjeev July 3, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    Samson

    Appreciate your review, but no use listing it here in this blog. bvn and there are his like minded idiots who simply post their stupid way of thinking and try to stuff their opinion on everybody.
    even if anybody like you gives a nice review or praises kamal hasan, bvn will not like it and they remove that posting.
    samson, basheer and many other like minded guys including me lets stop posting here.
    i think bvn is none other than ramarajan.

  18. bombaydosti July 5, 2008 at 12:47 am #

    hahhhahaha!!! BVN is ramarajan!!! I love this!!! From now, i’l lcall you that!!! I cant stop laughing!!

    Dear Ramarajan

    I like your blogs.

    Your evergreen fan
    PS: can i present you a silk shirt and a red lipstick? pink silk shirt, coming your way!

  19. Anonymous July 7, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    Here’s my take…

    Kamal Hassan seems to suffer from an obsessive compulsive disorder to showcase himself as multi-facted and talented. Most of the ten roles could’ve been played better by real people instead (and we’d have been treated to watching real people instead of butt ugly versions of Kamal).

    I wonder why they even cast Asin in the movie – Kamal could’ve played her as well.

    Absolute crap and a waste of 3 hours.

  20. ranjith kumar July 7, 2008 at 5:09 pm #

    nobody is fit to watch any movie, did you ever notice the timing of dialogues when a single person acting, and did anybody saw the mirror backside which shows kamal’s dual roles, its easy to write a post telling that film is not nice, but how hard effort, we should respect the hard working, i think here everyone doesn’t beleive hardwork and they are timewasters. you should watch each and every scene clearly, one word to say about the film, …**ALL EDUCATED PEOPLE WILL LIKE THIS FILM**

  21. Sanjeev July 8, 2008 at 4:18 am #

    Well said Ranjith,
    Its a movie for people who really use their brains. There is no use talking to these ugly idiots who just blindly comment about this movie in just a minute.
    The mirror reflection during enquiry scene, and the old lady coming out of the wardrobe and standing with the hero kamal but still showcasing a difference in height, no one realises that both are kamal thats why they dont appreciate the effort that itself is a super victory for Kamal, I should say.
    And even during the ex-CIA kamal chasing the hero kamal who realises that the way both run, if they have noticed all this they will then realise there is no one in the world to overtake kamal in acting.
    I’ve seen multiple roles of eddie murphy etc, but you see their country is not multi ethnic, multi language or multi cultured as in india which kamal reflects with the accent and body language he uses for each character. Has anybody who played multi character in hollywood has done this? but there they speak just english except yes the mannerism differs depending on the age of the charachter but within limited scope, I am not blaming hollywood productions and actors anyway – just that they are limited.
    But Kamal uses the scope we have and I feel he has grown into many dimensions of acting. As an Indian I feel proud to appreciate Kamal for his effort.
    Leave alone if you dont have brain to understand the movie but atleast as a indian appreciate his achievement. I do agree not all 10 characters dont require kamal but even his justification of 5 charachter itself is a world achievement.

  22. Jeethu July 11, 2008 at 4:22 am #

    Like my frnd BVN said..the first 20 mins and last 20 mins was good..Kamal went mad in the middle part it seems..The movie would’ve been lil more better,if Asin kept her moth shut..She was unbearable..

  23. Jeethu July 11, 2008 at 4:28 am #

    And the makeup..before hyping abou the makeups kamal should watch Val Kilmer starrer ‘The Saint’.Even without much make-up n masking how beautifully tey have shown Val kilmer–when he changes his appearences(He is a theif,so he changes evrytime wen hes on a heist)!!!!!

  24. SAMSON July 11, 2008 at 11:33 am #

    hELLO MR
    JEETHO

    PLEASE UNADER STAND that indian movies budget is only a 10 % of holloywood
    If kamal hassan would have acted in ‘The Saint’
    he would have made a lot of difference..
    Or if indian movies are are made with the same budget of hollywood Dasvatharam would looked beter…
    And of course ask Mr so called Val Kilmer to watch Dasvatharam and ask him to learn how to be a verstile actor either keep doing the same old acting with a ready script made top class directors of hollywood , any one act better of there is a good director and with a good script.

    but it takes a lot of guts to act with a new commer or with a director who is unknown, kamal has always acted with directors who are unknown… Kamal can always do a Val kilmer role in the saint, but val kilmer cant even dream of doing a Avatar Singh, Krishnaveni Grandma, Vincent Poovaraghavan just to name a few.

  25. SB July 13, 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    Watched the movie with great expectations, mainly due to the hype it created, but fell too short.

    My main disappointment was Fletcher. This is almost a full length villain character and yet the makeup was unbearable. I really felt sorry for Kamal. At times it was like watching a kids comic program on TV. Should have and could have done better and not with a low quality mask like that.

    Not to mention other unwanted characters such Bush, Chinese, Japanese and even the Kalifulla’s mask was also horrible.

    Still not sure of the purpose of making such an expensive movie with no real essence in it.

  26. sarika July 14, 2008 at 8:54 am #

    Wov, what a junk. With mud (makeup?) on his face, kamal you have done such a ….. do not know what to say. Marathi movies are getting matured
    these days!

    sarika

  27. Jeethu July 15, 2008 at 12:03 am #

    Hello Mr Samson
    I was not even talking about the Budget of the film.In Saint tey dint even spend half of wat tey spend on Dasaavathaaram…with a lil change in hairstyle n some facial disguise tey have done a brilliant job(May be u should watch “The Saint”)…n about acting..no doubt tat kamal is the man..Am a kamal fan too( A die -hard one).. but I cant keep out from criticising bout the facts…that u should knw

  28. SAMSON July 15, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    Jeethu

    Yes i agree that tey dint even spend half of wat tey spend on Dasaavathaaram “The saint”
    But the in the movie saint it is all about one man in different getups, However Dasaavathaaram is completly a diffrent character it did required kaml to look completly diff from other charcters, if kaml would have done something like val kimer it would have looked like kamal trying to imitate 10 diff characters……
    anyways Kaml is a genius he will learn from his mistakes…it onlys feels sad that an actor like his kamal is always critiszed then the one who do not deserve any recognition is apreciated.
    for especially dumb movies with the same old script….same story…with diff color clothing…

  29. karry July 21, 2008 at 5:57 am #

    shut up u frickin ppl who hate dasa and kamal. kamal is the most versatile and vasool nayagan in real sense. this movie has already collected 125 crores in 5 weeks and someone saying that he is not compatable with sottaji cos of collection. guys gimme a break kamal is the most successful in indian film history with 38 silver jubilees and more 100 days movies. it s just that he is trying in the past decade. sottaji is in his bathroom thinking how to give hits like kamal cos has set benchmark in both acting and collections.. check out all box office records for dasavatharam u find the only word that is MONEY MONEY… wake up donot have preconceived notions .. dasa is a brilliant movie. give kamal a 100 million USD he will better picture than some of the so hollywood blockbusters actually they are damp squibs… kamal rocks..appreciate our own ppl first. mera bharat MAHAAAN

  30. ronald weasley July 26, 2008 at 1:27 am #

    superb film

  31. partha August 7, 2008 at 4:58 am #

    Movie is really superb!

  32. partha August 7, 2008 at 5:03 am #

    SAMSON, your comments are 100% correct.

    The poeple here has time to eat PIZZA and not Bhagvat Gita, Atleast you have taught everybody about 10 avatars of krishna.

    Dear Mr. Ramarajan, (BVN)

    Try to learn.

    what you have learnt is litlle. To learn is a lot….

    Dont take it bad guys…

  33. karthik August 31, 2008 at 10:57 am #

    only one sick point about Dasavatharam is Asin. YOU CAN NOT COMMENT About Kamal. Do you think yourself as K.B or Hai Mathan? Dont put street guy comment. Read this, http://karthi.us/something/chaos-theory-butterfly-effect-in-dasavatharam-film/

  34. karry September 15, 2008 at 2:54 am #

    already this movie has raked more than 200 crores in BO. so all you ppl donot write crap here..ulaga nayagan is really a vasool nayagan and decimated and surpassed other suppandi actor’s collections.

  35. SELLU September 24, 2008 at 10:43 pm #

    I Agree with Karry,
    All rubish was posted by Chappar Fans.

    No body can stop Kamal hassan,
    he became Vasool Ulaga Nayagan in this Movie.

    More over distributors are very Happy.

  36. Raghavan Sampathkumar October 29, 2008 at 12:01 am #

    Wow! was the first word came out after of the first 5 minutes and I am sure I was not breathing as Nambi sinks into the ocean of religious prejudice of Kulotunga II.

    Sky in those scenes was made to look as dark to aptly portray the minds of those pundits who were enviably educated in sastra’s and vedas but perilously ignorant of divinity and love.

    This enormous work with creativity calls for creation of a supreme award purely Made in India, as we need not look at the Oscar for bestowing its recognition on us, to be given to the film.

    Well, I just noted a couple of slips, which is not to be made at all a blunder when one thinks of the mammoth efforts gone behind making this wonderful epic.

    In the song, “Mukuntha… mukuntha…” many avatars of Vishnu are brought on (rather behind) the small white screen in sync with the lyrics. As the line goes, machamaaga… a fish is shown, vaamanan… a small boy, right. Narangalantha simhamaagi… a lion, correct.

    But, for koormamaaga… what actually shown was VARAHAM… the pig avatar lifting the earth up over its mouth. It should have been a TORTOISE on the screen.

    In another spot, where Balram Naidu asks to Apparao and Narasimharao to work.. “rao da rao aa” and then says “RAW oda CIA ve cooperate pannuthu”. But actually on the scene, the people shown were said to be from FBI.

    Well. These slips should not be blown up big and even if done by hard-nosed critics, it could never subdue the magnanimity of a movie of this kind.

    Cheers.

  37. Aravind March 17, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    FILM IS JUST AWESOME

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