January 27, 2013

Viswaroopam movie review

Viswaroopam ia a big budget movie written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan is released in tamil and telugu, which would be soon released in hindi too. The movie was in the news for various marketing relating issues on whether to allow it to be screened on dth or theaters first and that it might be an anti-islamic movie, followed by ban in various parts of tamilnadu, andhra pradesh and karnataka. This has caused a curiosity among the audience on what the movie is all about.

    Movie starts with the voice of a lady narrating her ambitions of going to US to study Phd and how her marriage life is going on with Vis (kamal haasan). In order to be with her boss, she tries to get something to prove her husband wrong and opts for assistance to spy on her husband, which leads to several other things, finally ending up in a anti-terrorist mission. While this is happening, clues are given on who her husband is, what was he doing before he got married, how he was related to the al kaida and where this leads him.

    Kamal haasan performs a character which has 3 completely different dimensions and his action was very fluidic with adjusting mannerisms and emotions. He does full justice to each of the aspects of his role. And Rahul bose complements him in acting, and takes up the anti role against the hero of the movie.

    Movie is strong in the technical aspects like cinematography and screenplay, the background score from shankar-ehsaan-loy suites well to the storyline. But the pace of the narration is very slow and may put you to sleep. Not much context is set around who Vis is or how he displays clues related to his past life, which could have increased the curiosity of the audience and involve them more into the flow of the narration.

    Overall Viswaroopam is a serious movie with a simple plot and not many twists or interesting ingredients. It could be liked for its technical quality, but loses marks at the pace the story unviels and the anxiety that it generates in knowing what happens next.


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