Starring: Kamalhassan, Asin, Mallika Sherawath, Santhana Bharathy, Nepoleon, and Others
Banner: Aascar Films
Direction: K.S. Ravi Kumar
Story, Screenplay and dialogues: Kamal Haasan
Art: Thotta Tharani and Sameer Chanda
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Background Score: Devi Shri Prasad
An embodiment of perfect film is all we have got to say about Dasavatharam. Put down the controversies and hurdles that this flick faced and today it makes up for all. Blending science and spirituality and of course the unforgettable disaster Tsunami together, this is an awesome movie delivered by K.S.Ravikumar and Kamal Haasan. For sure, it looks like the core of Dasavatharam bloomed up with Kamal Haasan on the day of Tsunami that had hit before four years.
If 10 Avatars were ideated by Kamal Haasan, Director K.S.Ravikumar has well executed these characters weaving relationship between each of them. Each and every character on screen has something to do more crucial throughout 3 hours of spine chilling thriller.
In simple, Dasavatharam is about a God’s statue that weaves a network between 10 characters played by Kamal Haasan…
The film opens with Govindarajan (Kamal Haasan), a scientist from NASA addressing a huge crowd at Nehru Stadium where Chief Minister Karunanidhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and American President George Bush seated as chief guests. In his speech, Govindarajan speaks about the history of a statue that has passed through many ages carrying supernatural power. Immediately, with no fraction of seconds you are taken back to 12th century where Raja Nambi (Kamal Haasan) wildly attacks his king’s soldiers removing a God’s statue from the temple. Enraged King Raja Kulothunga (Napoleon) has Raja Nambi tied to the statue and thrown into the sea.
Straight off to the 21st Century, the scene starts with December 20, 2004 where Govindaraju aka Govind (Kamal Haasan) is shown formulating a biological weapon at NASA. But situations are tougher, when the weapon goes high in demand and people are right behind to grab it… The tale further moves about for other 4 days where 9 different characters encounter each other.
Grandeur indeed, the film has the best fascinating treat for the audiences who yearned to watch this flick for over many days. We are sure that Dasavatharam is sure to take Tamil cinema couple of steps ahead. If Kamal Haasan as Raja Nambi makes your emotions raised, for laughter you have CBI Naidu trickling your ribs with his laughter elements. Of course, this character travels right throughout the film and even the Hit Man on negative (again played by Kamal Haasan) does the same.
Excellence is more witnessed with the character of American President George Bush. Not alone about his makeover we are speaking about, but his very attributes of unknowledgeable personality makes whole lot of sense and this is real piece of neat work for those who are well versed the real man of United States.
The foolish conversations like ‘What is NACL?” is really throwing us all hitting the floors with intellectual comedy tracks.
Despite playing dual roles in the film, Asin hasn’t got much to do on her part, but her works are really outstanding and in particular her enunciating the Brahmin style is really mind blowing. Malikka Sherawat with an item number and few series of sequences perform equally well on the pars.
Well, its really breathtaking to see that Tsunami and a simple Statue have been rendered with powerful roles in this film. Technical aspects takes you all far behind your imagination, but graphic works are really unwanted for the moment. Cinematographer Ravi Varman for no specified reason keeps moving the camera up and down.
When it comes to Himesh Reshamiya and Devi Sri Prasad, both these buddies have rocked with splendid musical scores. ‘Oh Oh Sanam’ sang by Kamal Haasan is really good since it carries a good message. Devi Sri Prasad with his background scoring alone enhances the visual quality.
As a whole, things that make us sing appraisals of Dasavatharam are a grandeur work of Kamal Haasan and K.S. Ravi Kumar. But, will this flick hit the bull’s eyes among the front benchers is a big question.
Bottom – Line: Master of Tamil Cinema
Verdict: Kamal Haasan rules the screen