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Jan 252013
 



By Naveen

Unless you are living in a shack in Siberia, you would know that Kamal Haasan has made a movie called Vishwaroopam.

The movie was banned one day before its release in Kamal’s home state of Tamil Nadu and as a result of the ban there is chaos and confusion in the traditional media, social media and among fans.

It’s also not clear which states / countries have allowed the release of the film.

Thankfully, some of us live in a more sane and civilized society where freedom of expression and entrepreneurship are not trampled upon for selfish political motives or minority appeasement.

Vishwaroopam has finally seen some light at the end of the tunnel with its on time release in dozens of theaters across the United States.

Due to the release fiasco and today being a weekday, I wasn’t expecting a big turnout at Big Cinemas but I was wrong! People showed up in numbers big enough for the theater to add two more shows today.

Besides Kamal’s loyal fan base, surely the hype and negative publicity seem to have worked.

Story

Kamal Haasan is the Producer, Director and Lead actor of Vishwaroopam. The Story and Screenplay are also by Kamal.

As if that list is not long enough, Kamal also takes shared credit for Lyrics and Playback singing. I don’t know what else he takes credit for as the list runs quite long!

Nasser, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Jaideep Ahlawat etc. make up the rest of the cast.

Wiz aka Vishwanath (Kamal) is married to Nirupama (Pooja Kumar), a Tamil Brahmin. It is a marriage of convenience as it helps Nirupama come to the US and pursue a doctorate in the field of Nuclear Oncology.

In Nirupama’s eyes, Wiz is a Kathak dancer with feminine behavior. Nirupama is having an affair with her boss who is dealing with money originating from countries suspected of aiding and abetting terrorism.

Nirupama sets a private detective on Wiz to see if she can find any reason to justify a separation. However, she learns more than what she would like and it sets off a chain of events that converge on to a terrorist plot meticulously planned by Omar (Rahul Bose).

This is as far as I would go into the story as anything more would give away too much.

What’s Appealing about Vishwaroopam?

Kamal Haasan gets most things right after a long time in a movie.

The movie is bold, daring and succeeds for the most part in walking a thin line between entertainment and realism with a tilt in favor of entertainment and hence a few cinematic liberties.

The cinematography and photography was brilliant.

The visual imagery was classy, texture was rich and hence alien to the usual crude standards of Tamil Cinema. For most of the movie, I got the feel of watching a Hollywood movie.

The action scenes were fantastic.

Kamal has spared no expense in getting real military grade weapons and choppers.

The bombing of terrorist hideouts, innocent people getting killed in crossfire, military camps, destruction sites and most of the set-pieces are well executed and believable.

However, the FBI is made to look pretty dumb when the action shifts to New York.

Vishwaroopam deals with the deadly subject of terrorism.

While the story itself is sound and relevant in our current times what makes the movie engaging is the screenplay.

The narrative switches back and forth in time with questions emerging in one narrative and answers in another. This keeps the viewers glued to the proceedings.

Vishwaroopam doesn’t take any moral stance or paint the problem of terrorism in black and white. There are some moving scenes like the one where a youth trained to be a suicide bomber shows childlike innocence. It stays clear of stereotypes.

The use of Arabic, Persian and other languages of the region lend authenticity to the scenes.

Finally, Kamal gives roles even to Nuclear Oncology and Pigeons!

Performance

Kamal has donned several caps in the movie and kudos to him for acting close to his age and delivering a restrained performance.

Kamal also shines as a director which is not surprising since he had directed fine movies such as Hey Ram and Virumandi.

Kamal also has multiple getups here and thankfully everything seemed natural. Thank goodness, he stayed away from prosthetics. Who needs another Dasavatharam?

In the portrayal of the dancer, Kamal carefully avoids the effeminate behavior from becoming a caricature.

Pooja Kumar and Rahul Bose are quite good in their respective roles. The others including Nasser don’t add much value although they are adequate in their respective roles.

Rahul Bose plays a restraint character due to the handicaps and injuries he has sustained in his life. It comes across very well.

Music

Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s music while not extraordinary is still pleasing.

Except for “Unnai Kaanadha,” all other songs blend into BGM without interrupting the movie.

I liked the lyrics for Anu Vidhaitha Bhoomiyile and the classical Unnai Kaanadha Kathak number. Unfortunately I have no knowledge of Kathak to comment how well / bad the dance scenes were done.

The Vishwaroopam number is a fan-pleaser and it works well to that effect.

The BGM is also ideal… quiet unless there is a need to add dramatic value or build the tension.

Is Vishwaroopam Flawless?

Oh, no! Vishwaroopam is not without its flaws.

It doesn’t have the finesse of a Hollywood product to match its International story. Kamal’s $100 M dream is made with $20 M and that gap cannot be hidden completely.

Some of the minor irritants were Hindi artists dubbing in Tamil which makes their Tamil sound horrible.

If Kamal wants to make a proper bilingual, then he should get the right star cast from each industry.

The editing is not smooth. Some scenes end abruptly and it may confuse viewers.

I expect many people to be dissatisfied with how the movie ends abruptly to make way to Part 2.

Comparison to True Lies

Having seen both movies, I can confidently say that the two are completely different.

The similarity ends at the point where the wife doesn’t know her husband’s real name / job.

Considering Kamal’s history of plagiarism, it may be possible that the plot is stitched from multiple movies but at this point the story seems refreshingly original.

Are Muslims Shown in Bad Light?

Vishwaroopam does not insult Islam or any other religion.

I did not find a single scene that is even remotely debatable.

I only saw Kamal taking extra effort to act as a Muslim correctly.

It is not possible to talk about Ramayana without Raavan and similarly it is not possible to make a movie on Terrorism without Islam.

Period.

Verdict

I think Vishwaroopam is unlike any Indian movie ever made.

Despite a few flaws and minor irritants, Vishwaroopam is quite thrilling and enjoyable.

However, the subject matter warrants some violent scenes that are not suitable for young children.

Go for it!

Good films don’t come by often and you don’t know when it will get banned again! ;)

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  44 Responses to “Vishwaroopam Review – A Daring Attempt”

  1. Thank you! I was wondering if SI banned you from reviewing this movie quickly :P

    So Kamal survives.

    I wish Tamil movies get released in India..lol

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I expect good sense will prevail and the movie to hit Indian screens in a day or two.

    • I started to write the review at 1 am and it took me less than 3 hours to finish fighting sleep. Faster than bollywood /
      kollywood movie.

      Next time I will talk to Lance Armstrong and get some tips on increasing my speed!

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Guess, we’ll see you on Oprah in a couple of years with a confessional interview! ;)

  2. Good to hear that Naveen!

    Since the story takes place in the US, there will be scenes where Kamal Haasan speaks English, he tries hard to emulate the American accent puts up a funny phony accent. I can’t tolerate that.

    How is it in the movie?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    It’s 5AM in Chicago and Naveen has just hit the sack.

    He will respond to all comments in a few hours!

    • It is 14 hours since the movie ended and I can’t recall his diction anymore! :)

      He used more Tamil than English in the movie but there were a couple of phony accent dialogues too.

      Overall I don’t think it mattered much.

  3. May truth prevail in the name of Allah ;)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Each time you post a sarcastic comment, I’m gonna reduce one virgin for you in Jannat (paradise).

    You’re down to 71. ;)

  4. Thanks for the review Naveen.

    Unfortunately, I have not seen this film yet as this film is banned in Tamil Nadu.

    Looks like ULAGA NAYAGAN is back.

  5. Vishwaroop heroine Pooja Kumar is 36 years.

    Isn’t she too old for a Kamal Haasan heroine? ;)

    Do you think the movie will reach Kamal’s target of Rs 350 crore?

    http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/saturday-night-fever/vishwaroopam-will-collect-rs-350-crore-kamal-haasan/260835?video-justadded

    • 36? Either her age didnt reflect in her looks or my eyes are failing me. :-(

      I don’t know how the industry dynamics with respect to collections work. At the time Kamal made that statement I would guess he did the math and came up with that number.

      But…. between now and then his plan to do a premiere on DTH was boycotted and now the movie is banned in many places.

      Who knows how much he has to shell out to get out of this crisis? Pirated DVD must already be in the making since the movie released in Malaysia.

      From this point I doubt such huge numbers are even possible.

      We don’t even know if/when this movie will release and how many theaters it will get. All this hype will quickly die when the next movie comes out…

    • I had posted a comment here but I dont see it anymore!

      Did it get “banned”? :-)

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Sorry, it’s fixed.

      We’ll blame the iPhone for that!

  6. Our respected governments banned the move in other states too, yesterday.

    So, I couldn’t watch.

    Anyway, here is a video of the movie alavandhan (badly executed movie, overall).

    Kamal plays a misogynistic, comic scary psyhco killer who mouths lots of poetry in between.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLgPMD5RGJg

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Alavandhan looks interesting.

    You should have caught the early shows of Vishwaroopam before they banned it in your state.

  7. SI saves few hacking attempts on this site by this review ;)

    Hope you got into the good books of kamal fans.

    By the way, wonder what kamal fans are doing these days. Dasavatharam received 250+ comments while no one writes a thing for a positive review.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Only critical reviews attract notice, raise the hackles and give readers an adrenaline rush!

    Positive reviews on SI get an “Ummmm, OK” or, worse, “how much money were you paid” reaction.

    Such is life in the blog world. ;)

    • “Only critical reviews attract notice, raise the hackles and give readers an adrenaline rush….”

      Probably it’s like taking up an opposite sex, who resists, as a challenge. I mean the same psychology…

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      I don’t suppose we’ve even skimmed the surface in understanding Brain Chemistry!

  8. It has not released here in Qatar also.

  9. Luckily the movie got released in my state. Guess where!

    Coming to the movie, first half an hour or so was mind blowing but I felt the tempo was not maintained in second half.

    There was no clarity of the events happening in second half and some scenes were not coherent.

    Technically it was brilliant though. Afghan sets looked authentic. Kamal’s acting was good especially the Kathak dancer role though it was a short one.

    Unnecessary scenes involving atheism reminded us of Dasavatharam.

    Pooja looked hot but I felt she was irritating with that Brahmin accent. Also chemistry was completely missing, but in the trailer for 2nd part it looked promising :P

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Luckily the movie got released in my state. Guess where!

    India or U.S.? If it’s India, I’d say MAH, AP or KAR. If it’s U.S., I’d say WA, IL or DE.

    2. On the whole, you don’t seem to think the movie is a big deal!

    I think Kamal Haasan is benefiting from the Ayyo Pavam (sympathy) factor as a ‘rape’ victim.

    • //There was no clarity of the events happening in second half and some scenes were not coherent.//
      The editing was haphazard and I think it was intended to be that way. Some open ends were tied and others were left open for part 2 I suppose. I agree it could have been done better.

      //Unnecessary scenes involving atheism reminded us of Dasavatharam.//
      There weren’t any. Kamal is not an atheist in this movie. There were a couple of lines though that are intended to be funny. {aggressively}we don’t crucify our god. {Thoughtfully}We dunk him in the sea”

      No doubt there will be Aiyo Pavam factor for Kamal but it will all be gone if the Movie doesn’t come out in the next couple of days.

      • Sure the scene was funny and the dialogue was witty, but the reference to God at that scenario was as if it was stuffed.

        Kamal is not an atheist but he asks at least a couple of times ‘Which God?’ and I remember Dasavatharam had similar scenes.

        The movie is good enough for Indian standards but with more intense second half, it could have been much better. The Afghan scenes in first half seems to have been done with attention to detail and quite some research. I liked the scene portraying child-like innocence of a Jihadi.

    • Yes I saw in Hyderabad.

      Fans went bonkers during intro and first fight scene.

      Both were done tastefully.

  10. Latest Update: Judge chickens out as his balls drop off and he advices Kamal to pay a visit to Jayalalitha to negotiate the terms and conditions for releasing the hostage – Vishwaroopam.

    http://www.ndtv.com/article/cheat-sheet/vishwaroopam-ban-hearing-deferred-court-asks-kamal-haasan-to-settle-amicably-322952?pfrom=home-lateststories

    At this point I think this movie is finished and maybe Kamal is finished with it. Bollywood doesn’t care for Kamal, Kollywood has abandoned him and the theaters will soon move on to coming Friday’s releases.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: At this point I think this movie is finished and maybe Kamal is finished with it

    In a way, it’s just desserts.

    Kamal Haasan has richly benefited/stolen from Hollywood films (Thenali, Manmadhan Ambu etc).

    Kamal Haasan richly deserves this turn of fate.

    Morality is not merely for children of lesser Gods!

    Last night, I spoke to a friend in India who has some connections with the Tamil film industry. The friend mentioned that Kamal has sold his property (home) and is in a financial soup!

    2. The Hindu reports that Vishwaroopam has already leaked online – http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/vishwaroopam-leaks-online-fans-keep-vigil/article4348772.ece

    3. On the other hand, if you cave in to these fundamentalist whackos from the minority communities, there’s no end to their demands.

    These fundamentalist nutjobs are the bigger evil (compared to plagiarism) and, at least, to prevent such threats again, Vishwaroopam deserves to be screened immediately in Tamil Nadu before the damage becomes severe.

    Secularism is not the same as appeasement of every minority community!

    Kamal Haasan must not negotiate with either the government or the protesters. In this instance, he is in the right!

    But since Kamal is playing on a weak wicket, I fear he will be forced to compromise! :(

    Kamal Haasan deserves a screening of Vishwaroopam immediately.

    • Agree with Naveen that Jayalalitha is only using Muslim angle to screw Kamal Haasan. She has never given much importance to the Muslim community that hardly votes for her anyways.

      Kamal almost always cast Brahmins in poor light.

      Probably Jayalalitha is pissed off with Kamal for taking the case of Brahmins esp. Vaishnava Brahmins all the time – she herself being one!

      Its so unfortunate for Kamal that the movie did not release in DTH also.

      Sad that in TN one can just be screwed if not for the ‘blessings’ of the ruling party.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. You write: Sad that in TN one can just be screwed if not for the ‘blessings’ of the ruling party.

      As if other states are any different. Look at the treatment being meted out to Jagan in AP.

      His illegal gains were alright as long as he was with Congress. Once he moved away from Congress, trouble starting pouring down upon him.

      2. The U.S. is going to announce Amnesty for all Illegal Immigrants in the near future. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-28-08-38-36

      Maybe, all Tamils and, of course Telugus, ought to consider making America their new home.

      They can watch any Vishwaroopam 2, Kandaroopam, Maharoopam, Chinnaroopam, Periyaroopam, Swamiroopam, Ayogyaroopam etc in U.S. without fear of ban, clashes etc. ;)

      • As Boopalan rightly pointed out, In one of the TV channels I watched which covered Vishwaroopam fiasco, there was a speculation that Vishwaroopam’s ban may be a result of Kamal’s affinity towards P Chidambaram who is always in the bad books of Jayalalitha

        http://behindwoods.com/new-videos/tamil-movies/kamal-haasan–rajinikanth–pchidambaram-book-launch/kamal-haasan–rajinikanth–pchidambaram-book-launch-event.html

        Looking at the video, I wonder if Rajini would meet a similar fate as he is considered even more closer to PC but that seems highly unlikely given his stature and his technique of making amends so quickly…

        I too believe kamal’s closeness with Karunanidhi in the last term (he was there in every public functions which karunanidhi participated in) as the more significant reason behind the fiasco…

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        You’re right on Rajini.

        He sways well with the direction of the wind.

    • http://www.narendramodi.in/gandhi%E2%80%99s-dreams-getting-realized-through-modi/

      Text is boring, may be just the pics..

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      The text in your link may be boring but the text in my link is interesting.

      http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-12-23/news/35982869_1_shivraj-singh-chouhan-narendra-modi-press-council

      Narendra Modi represents primarily the interests of the Business Classes, not the masses.

      • >> Narendra Modi represents primarily the interests of the Business Classes, not the masses.
        Do you mean Good roads, metro water and 24/7 electricity are used only by business classes and not the masses!!?

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Sure, basic infrastructure helps the masses but in an unintended manner!

        Sometime back one of the readers had posted a speech by Modi and the fellow was speaking more about the road network helping exports.

        I don’t suppose the Gujarati masses are into exports!

        The only mass export that Gujarati masses engage in is mass export of themselves to American motels and Dunkin Donut stores. ;)

  11. Latest News! Hafiz Shahid invites SRK to come to Pakistan if he is not feeling safe in India.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Great. I think SRK should go.

    After all, SRK asked Indians to love Pakistanis, after the Mumbai attacks.

    Source: http://www.searchindia.com/2010/02/07/whos-the-bigger-chutia/ (see the embedded video)

  12. I watched Viswaroopam. It was only an ok movie.

    I thought the following were bad:

    1. Music was a disaster. Not at all good. That includes both the background and the songs.
    2. Kamal’s singing was not good. I dont know why he sings in movies. He doesnt have a good voice.
    3. Screenplay was bad. Not interesting
    4. Dialogues were pathetic.very unnecessary dialogues and very erratic and haphazard. Not good.
    5. Villain Rahul Bose looked very grumpy and unnatural. Very artificial.

    On the whole only a very ok movie in the mold of Alavandhan and Hey Ram.

    But technically photography was good.

    So Ulaga Madayan is back!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    If the verdict in the Madras High Court is in Kamal’s favor, you can ask for a Refund! ;)

    If not, think you have done your Good Deed of the Day to foil Kamal’s bankruptcy.

  13. Hey SI, watched Kuruthipunal?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, on the iPad!

    Acting is not bad. I liked the fact that there were no songs.

    The writing could have been much better…gets progressively worse.

    Surprise, I thought Arjun too was not bad.

    In movies of this sort, it’s better to completely eliminate the wife-angle….waste of time….looks silly within the overall context of the film.

    I guessed the inside source easily!

  14. Latest News! An emotional kamal, upset of the ban on vishwaroopam, wats to go to a more secular place

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Kamal Haasan should move to U.S. or Australia/New Zealand.

  15. Thought you would crucify this movie as well. :D

    Didn’t expect a U-turn, tbh. Good to see a positive review, though.

    Btw, when are you guys going to review buffoon’s ‘Kadal’? Heard horrible reviews about it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Thought you would crucify this movie as well

    SI did not do the review although the review appeared on SI. ;)

    2. I ain’t gonna see any Kadal, Padal or Sundal.

    After watching Raavan, I decided that Mani Ratnam should retire. But the idiot refuses to heed good advice.

    • Right now as I type this comment, “Kadal” is running on the TV via ChannelLive-Roku.

      I watched it for 10 minutes while eating lunch and it was truly hideous.

      I meant Kadal and not my wonderful lunch! :-)

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      I just checked ChannelLive on my Roku box…found Kadal (Low Quality) for $1.99 rental.

      Watched the two-minute free preview…poor quality video…not wide-screen…not worth even a penny let alone the $1.99 rental they want to charge.

      The TV portion of ChannelLive has buffering issues.

      • Looks like Mani Ratnam only heeds to Suhasini’s advice.

        Btw, very much looking forward for your review of Bala’s “Paradesi” as I committed the sin of watching ‘Avan Ivan’ misguided by other reviews.

        I predict ‘Aadhi Bhagavan’ will become a hit.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        1. Bala does have the Midas Touch of turning dust into gold.

        I won’t be surprised if ‘Paradesi’ turns out to be a hit.

        2. Here are reviews of two movies directed by Bala:

        Naan Kadavul Review – Kadavule Kapathu

        Avan Ivan Review – Terrible, Unimaginable Torture

        3. But anyone who can make a movie with jackasses like Vishal (Avan Ivan) deserves kudos.

        4. Now let me get back to my Korean film Open City on Netflix Instant.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_City_%28film%29

        • “Bala does have the Midas Touch of turning dust into gold.

          I won’t be surprised if ‘Aadhi Bhagavan’ turns out to be a hit.”

          I believe you think Aadhi Bhagavan is Bala’s movie. No, it’s not. Aadhi Bhagavan is directed by Ameer Sultan, the director of Paruthiveeran.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          You are right!

          Fixed! Thanks!

          • Yeah, sry! Was a bit lazy to type in the name Ameer Sultan. Thought it’d be understood since both Paradesi and AB might be clashing around the same time. It’s his 4th as a writer. I thought all his 3 movies before (‘Mounam Pesiyadhe’, ‘Ram’ and ‘PV’) were good for Tamil movie standards.

            Here is a trivia. Ameer Sultan worked as an assistant to Bala in ‘Sethu’ ;)

  16. Vishwaroopam has finally hit the screens in TN.

    The response is even greater than last time. Almost all multiplexes are house full for the first week.

    I will be watching Vishwaroopam in Aruo 3D in about 3 days.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Maybe, Kamal Haasan will recover the money he put into Vishwaroopam and won’t have to sell the house to moneylenders!

    • The movie seems to be doing quite well wherever it has released. The Hindi distributor claims that the first week / weekend was a record for a movie with a south hero beating Rajinikanth’s Robot.

      The Chicago distribitor sent an email thanking patrons for the “Success”, He says: “Padmashree Kamala Hasan’s Vishwaroopam successful Third week with Daily shows. Sincere thanks to our Patrons and the repeated audience for the overwhelming support for the movie.”

      All said and done he would not have got a release of this magnitude in Tamil Nadu without the ban / controversy.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Five shows daily this week for Tamil Vishwaroopam at MovieShitty Edison, NJ!

      http://us.bigcinemas.com/loc_MovieCity8.asp

      It looks like Ulaga Madayan Kamal Haasan may not only be to retain his veedu (house), the one pledged to moneylenders, but build a chinna veedu too with the profits! ;)

      • Ha ha.. that was hillarious! One in each state!

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Kamal must go down on his knees and blow the media for saving his ass!

        But for the media and blogger support, he’d already be living in a hut in Aminjikarai.

  17. After watching Vishwaroopam, I completely agree with Naveen.

    It’s quite an enjoyable thriller.

    Kamal’s portrayal of the effeminate Kathak dancer blew me away.

    What a performance!

    And the movie ends with some clippings from Vishwaroopam 2.

    I guess it would fill the gaps in part 1.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Is Vishwaroopam 2 a prequel, sequel or not clear from the trailer?

    • Part two is a sequel.

      Part 1 ends abruptly and part 2 will finish the story.

      I expect part 2 will have some back stories that fill some gaps in part 1.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Thanks.

      If I’m feeling better, I’ll try to catch it this weekend.

      • Get well soon!

        I hope VIshwaroopam doesn’t make you sick again!!

        If you decide to watch it then baseline your expectations at Tamil Cinema level. :-)

      • The only flaws I found in the movie were the gaps and unanswered questions in the story.

        Mentioning them would only spoil the movie if you really are planning to watch it.

        The screenplay was a bit slow but that didn’t bother me.

        I guess part 2 will have a similar narration (going back and forth in time) to fill those gaps.

        @ Naveen: “If you decide to watch it then baseline your expectations at Tamil Cinema level. ”

        I wouldn’t totally agree. “Tamil Cinema level” = “trash/mediocre/asinine”.

        Vishwaroopam is certainly not at Tamil cinema level. But it’s not up to Hollywood standards either.

        I feel Kamal would have delivered much more if he had more money.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        From all indications, it looks like Kamal Haasan will manage to keep his house!

        SI is bizee watching Mouna Ragam!

  18. Watched Viswaroopam.

    A very good movie.

    As mentioned by Naveen, never before seen visuals in Tamil cinema.

    The pluses:
    Kamal (the dancer), Kamal (the RAW agent) & Kamal (the terrorist)
    Well executed action sequences

    The negatives:
    Stuttered editing
    Dull Climax

    Poignant moment in the movie: The scene which shows the suicide bomber (engineering aspirant) enjoying the swing with a child-like joy.

  19. Check this out… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsl83FWgY8M&feature=player_embedded

    The highly pronounced Mallu accent makes it a funny listen :-D

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I yagree dis movie is veri ohsum.

    Like all Tamil Dravidians, me too was hurted badly and confoosing badly because Brahmin lord Vishnu and Dravidian lord Shiva phiting and threwing in the sea.

    Nexd dime you too reviewing reading movie review on YouTube for SI from delepromder.

    Ogay?

    • I object your Honor.

      You are trying to suppress and depress and oppress the view of the Mallu ;)

      Btw, I the forgotting my Englishu aafter vaatching.

      Even the opening song Unnai Kaanadha is shown as being played in a music system in the dance class.

      If you look at it that way, there are NO songs in the movie at all. I like the way the songs blend into bgm without interrupting the flow of the movie.

      • I thought I saw a response to this comment last time I checked.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Removed it because I didn’t want the world to know of my new idee fixe Nithya Menon. ;)

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