Kamal Hassan’s film Dasavatharam directed by K.S.Ravi Kumar and produced by Asacar Ravichandran is set to release Today. Already the film has been touted as the biggest Indian film to hit the screens. Over one thousand prints of the film will be screened the world over. In Karnataka Dasavatharam and its Telugu version will be released simultaneously. While the Tamil film is being released in Bangalore, in other districts like Kolar the Telugu version is being released.
One man doing 11 roles, 10 on screen and one off it (as scriptwriter) is a first in the history of world cinema. You have heard a lot about the story, probably more than what you have about any film before its release. A story that spans 9 centuries and takes you across the globe on a big adventure and on a canvas so big that Indian cinema, maybe world cinema, has never witnessed. Here’s a look at just how big the film is before Dasavatharam review is out.
Dasavatharam – the cast:
One Kamal Hassan in the cast is good enough to make a movie more than interesting, here we have 10 Kamals in one movie- the experience will be something special. Then there is Asin in the biggest role of her career. Yes, the young lady has already proved her mettle but this time she is rubbing shoulders with a legend in every sense of the word. Mallika Sherawat as the CIA agent, Napolean as Kulothunga Sozhan, Jayapradha and others.
Dasavatharam- the technology:
Everything associated with the movie has been given extraordinary care and no one but the best in the world have been involved with the movie at each stage. Take for instance Andy Dixon, the world renowned stunt choreographer who has to his credit films like Transporter 2. He is the man behind the reportedly huge stunt sequences. Michael Westmore, who transformed Jim Carrey into The Mask, is the one who has handled the make up department. Six hours a day for Kamal is what was spent only on make up to get the right look for one of the characters and it was 4 hours for Napolean. The levels of perfection can only be imagined. The visual effects, too, had an expert from Hollywood handling matters: Brayn M Jennings, an Oscar nominee.
Dasavatharam- the research:
When there is history and mythology involved you never want to take chances because you never know who you might end up hurting, and some people derive acute pleasure by feeling that they have been hurt and create a lot of trouble. Dasavatharam did not want any of this and so brought in the top brains of the country in history from IIT, Tanjore University etc. and made sure that the script is foolproof.