Kamal Hasan’s new mega project took me back to my childhood when the fulfilling movie experiences were mostly those dubbed from Tamil, not been so lately. The nights I’ve seen Sathyame Sivam (Anbe Sivam) and Abhay (Alavandhan) will forever stay with me. The psychedelic sense of Abhay was too new to make any sense of on the first watch, like any film with ambitious originality (interpreted as Kamal’s self indulgence back then) the film got enhanced in the head as days passed and when I’ve seen it again it seemed too good to be true, too good to be Indian, too good to be from the South.
The movie starts in America. Viswanath (Kamal Hassan), who will be seen as Kathak trainer, is surrounded by girls and one among them is Andrea Jeremiah. This makes Dr Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) to doubt on her hubby’s character and hires a police officer, who gets killed by Al-Qaeda group.
The Al-Qaeda is planning to plant a Nuclear Bomb in New York and Kamal Hassan is well-aware of it. Vishwanath and Nirupama soon get entangled in a dangerous plot that seeks to explode a dirty bomb in the heart of New York City. Can they stop Omar and his gang of thugs? What is Vishwanath’s past? That forms the story of ‘Vishwaroopam’.
Kamal Hasan is awesome in his performance. He showed his class as Kathak dancer, al queda terrorist and Indian RAW agent. Pooja Kumar got good role to perform and she did full justice to her role. She excelled and has got hot looks too. Andrea Jermiah role is limited but she looked good. Rahul Bose as antagonist scored more marks. Others did their role s accordingly.
Following are the pluses and minuses in the film.
Kamal luminous in this film
pooja kumar action
Screen play in 2nd half
Dead slow sometimes
Lack of comedy
Viswaroopam is worth a watch for Kamal Haasan’s sincere efforts in making a quality film.
Cast and Crew
Director: Kamal Haasan , Producer: Chandra Haasan
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy , Cinematography: Sanu Varghese , Editing : Mahesh Narayanan , Writer: Kamal Haasan , Atul Tiwari
Star Cast: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Rahul Bose, Jaideep Ahlawat, Samrat Chakrabarti, Zarina Wahab, Nassar, Shekhar Kapur, Miles Anderson and James Babson
3.25 out of 5
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