Like most of you, I also wanted to know what the story is. I wanted know so much of controversy surrounds it. I wanted to know what the renowned actor has in store for us. I was eager to know the story per se. Hence, I decided to watch Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam.
Woven around the premises of terrorism and the lives of Jihadhi, the movie carries class and Universal appeal. It deep dives into details and awes the audience. The actions sequences are in par with the International standard. The movie scores high because the story does not get deviated in the name of drama and masala. It sticks to the theme and flows steadily. The narrative is gripping enough. All the characters stay in our heart and the actors have pronounced their roles effectively. The background music sets the mood for the movie and all other technicians have delivered their best.
Kamal Hasan is the obvious show stealer. Be it the character of Kathak matsre… Or an innocent TamBrahm husband or the subtle-hearted Jihandhi, or the vigorous Hero, Kamal Hassan shines. His body language is impeccable perfect. He once again proves that he is a versatile actor. However, when he uttered the TamBrahm’s Tamil, I could not stop myself from remembering Avvai Shanmugi.
Pooja Kumar is a new face; yet her acting looks seasoned. She comes across as an intelligent woman and she carries that role with sophistication. Andrea is stunning as always and looks smart enough.
Rahul Bose has done a commendable job too. But, as an audience, I would wish to see someone fiercer than Rahul Bose. He looks too feeble for the role and his slow motion slows down the pace.
First half is swift and overloaded with information. The movie stands out because of its elaborate fight scene just before the interval. Howver, second half struggles a little bit. It looses its charm and slowly fails to hold the attention of the audiuence. Thankfully, the movie neds just there. I felt as if it was ended in a haste, in order to pave way to the sequel which is already under production.
To sum up, Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam is a onetime watch. Though it is a challenge to understand all the details in one go. The story travels between timelines that further tend to confuse the audience. But, I say that it is a complete paisa vasool. It will entertain you... It will make you think… It will make you wonder… It will make you anxious to see what is there in the sequel…
Dear Kamal sir,
You have proved again. I don’t know if we would understand your movie now. But I bet that in a few years down the line, this movie would be considered to be a path breaker. Your movie is an eccentric yet enjoyable presentation by a passionate yet compassionate movie-maker aka movie-lover. And I salute you for your courage.