We’re all Devils when given a chance.
– Ulaga Nayagan Madayan Kamal Haasan in an interview with Indian TV channel NDTV
Lord, is there a more dreary way to begin a cold, winter morning than to watch an interview with Kamal Haasan blah blah blahing about his upcoming film Vishwaroopam.
The aging, fading, hair-dyed star, plagiarist and gleeful beneficiary of theft is hopeful of grossing Rs 350-crore from the bilingual film (Hindi and Tamil).
Well, in a country where a 17-year-old boy extracts a 23-year-old woman’s intestines with his bare hands after raping her twice in a moving bus anything is possible.
Maybe, Vishwaroopam will even gross Rs 500-crore.
Didn’t I just say anything is possible in Mera Bharat Mahaan.
Although a minor talent by international standards, Kamal Haasan has been hailed as the avatar of inspiration for Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep and other giants of cinema by naive, know-nothing Indian philistines whose sole hope of Nirvana rests on blowing any star and proudly bragging about being the first.
If there’s one thing Indian movie fans can never be accused of, it’s for harboring a bias for quality films.
Kamal Haasan’s last film Manmadhan Ambu was an outright ripoff of the old English film Romance on the High Seas.
And I for one would not be in the least surprised if Vishwaroopam turns out to be an inglorious lift of another foreign/Hollywood film.
All Round Dabbler
Ask not what Kamal Haasan has done with Vishwaroopam.
Ask instead, what he’s not!
Kamal Haasan has written, produced, directed, sung and acted in the film that will hit the screens
this Friday, January 11 on January 25.
OMG, just remembered that he’s also penned the lyrics for some of the songs in the film.
Rumors that Kamal Haasan also plays the heroine, extras, cameraman and gofer (chaiwallah) in the bilingual film have so far proved to be unfounded.
If Kamal Haasan’s recent films offer any clues, it’s that discerning moviegoers must not expect too much from Vishwaroopam, all the hype and braggadocio notwithstanding.
After all, Kamal Haasan’s outsized mouth has always outpaced his pea-sized talent.
Kamal Haasan blah, blah, blahing on Vishwaroopam