Dasavatharam-once again kamal fails on scripting!


Dasavatharam- the widely hyped kamalhassan movie! Finally it got released today. They say that it costed about Rs.100 Crore for the total project Dasavatharam. The hype created for this movie was amazing @ the same time it was not a wonder! Why should one wonder on the hype? because its a KamalHassan movie & after all he plays 10 characters on this movie (FIRST TIME IN HISTORY OF WORLD CINEMA).

Like everyother cine viewer me too had great expectations about this movie & with all hypes,assumptions & dreams I went to the theater today morning. Luckily I got tickets for matinee. Me along with my friends got into the theatre with an enthusiastic mind set for watching a Kamal movie! After some usual ads on theatre screen which is damn irritating when we are expecting a legendary class movie on screen finally it began. Certification of Dasavatharam has shown up on screen & appluses came with loud from audiences!

Everyone including me was keen on each shot & I have seen the camera focusing on a seashore with many boats & people. Second by second camera moves on & on and finally with a powerful animation (wonderful) it went to some very ancient age sets! yes! Kamal has recreated 1200 AD wonderfully. I must say I have not seen any movie with such a powerful (wonderful) begining. Hoo..What a kick start? Each & every shot, dialogue, sets,backgrounds everything simply amazing on these scenes of 1200AD. Sequences starting from hooking Kamal to the end of Kallaimattum song is beyond explanation. I must say, this is the most beautiful begining any movie can achieve!

After the sequences of 1200AD, movie grows slowly with incidents in 2004AD. Story goes on like this, Dr.Govind (kamals avathar) is a genious scientist in bio research lab of USA, where he & his team discovers a BIO-BOMB (a worm that multiplies in millions if got exposed to enviornment). Its highly disastrous so its obvious that evil forces will try to grab it. As usual some dreaded ones bribes head scientist of Dr.Govind for BIO-BOMB. Story begins & develops on the basis of the following events, where Dr.Govind steals BOMB for sake of humanity & villains trying to grab it back. Theres no point in discussing story here! But I will write the pluses & minuses of movie.

What all things attracted me?

1. The amasing begining of movie with a wonderfully re created 1200 AD & Kamal hassans mindblowing performances on these scenes.

2. Performance of Kamal as villain (hired professional killer from USA) Mr.Fletcher. This is simply a best one, because Kamal is really successful in performing like a hollywood chap with superb actions,fights,pace performances etc.

3. Make ups of all the ten AVATHARAMS! – Amaaaazing!!!! Hats off to Kamal for the hardwork & creativity shown in make ups. Best one is that of Mr.Fletcher (villain) & of George Bush (matches).

4. Fight scenes & many many shots requires applause.

5. Mallika Sherawat & her HOT performances! hehe….

What all things dissapointed me?

1. Bad scripting – I failed to find any relation from the begining to end. I ask, whats the role of those 10 characters in the movie? Whats the use Avathars like 7-feet tall man , Pop singer, Old lady etc etc!

2. Character of Asin is really irritating!. Asin has performed well as written on script, but I am asking Kamal why you have made Asins character & her dialogues so irritating? Is it the way a brilliant script should be weaved? I felt like watching a 3rd class movie on those scenes with Asin.

3. Second half of movie is utter waste! I wonder how a genius like Kamal can create such a shit second half for a movie with a brilliant start & a “not bad” 1st half. Actually 1st half is really superb,but still it has many nasty shit scenes that pulls me to comment a “not bad” instead of “awesome”

4. Very irritating Climax! I HAVE NO COMMENTS on this.hmmm!


Just go through the good & bads I have written. Now as a generalization I will say, I have not liked this movie. I have gone to the theater with a load of expectations but Kamal has dissapointed me completely. I excuse him only for that brilliant & amazing start of the movie. Otherwise, this movie ridicules your logic. I will say the second half of this movie is extreme bad & is so irritating many times.

Lets have a look @ where Kamal failed?

Simple-He has failed in weaving the script to a brilliant one! Script of dasavathaaram questions viewers logic in a high level! Major problem is, I have not even understood what Kamal has intended to say via this movie. Whats the use of characters like 7 feet tall man ,George Bush etc etc? Why Asin is characterised so irritating? Why many many shits & shitty dialogues in many scenes?

Actually after the 1st 1 hour of movie I was expecting a very brilliant movie created in India so far, but the scripting followed which shows “foolishness” where a viewer expects “damn brilliance” KILLED everything.

Rating: 2.8/5


I will not recommend this movie if you are expecting a brilliant movie from Kamal. But still, you may watch if you are interested in watching the awesome start of the movie & 10 wonderful make ups of Kamalhassan. You can also enjoy some brilliant performances & action sequences which matches hollywood standards.

10 Responses

  1. Tweety June 13, 2008 / 11:11 pm

    ya me too have the same opinion. he is brilliant the script is waaaaaaaaay bad,,,,
    me too expected a good thing.
    just watch the movie for the sake of seeing kamal’s big budget movie…


  2. Bharath June 14, 2008 / 8:00 pm

    I have not seen the movie, only read the review of the movie.

    The common fact so far, all have agreed that Kamal is an excellent actor.

    Kamal is not Rajni, tallent is not important, vote of confidence from public is important,
    a crap with moderate story will succeed with Rajni as the lead, and a master piece with crap story will go to trash if Kamal is the lead actor.

    We need the producers in the industry for other actors sake. Kamal should experiment with his own money

  3. saravanan June 15, 2008 / 8:04 am

    its all about padmashree kamal’s best movie…
    first 10 minutes is the best on the whole…
    i enjoyed each and every part of it…
    the script is so typical…
    but kamal’s screenplay makes all type of fans to understand and enjoy
    the movie…
    so dont believe on those who give nasty comments…
    It’s a film which makes all type of audiences satisfy….

  4. kiran June 16, 2008 / 12:17 pm

    a shitty movie with shitty dialogues n nonsense characters..boovaragan,6 feet muslim pattan,old lady,japanese satan,infact all characters except the 1200AD character were annoying to the core…in a nut shell the most ass holic movie i ever saw..pls for gods sake dont waste ur money n time.i felt so funny at boovaragan funny name n funny tamil looks hahahaha

  5. jasi June 18, 2008 / 7:01 pm

    pls if all dont no about movie dont review Its a best movie excellent act by kamal no one can act like him superb………….. best movie 4 the year rating 5/5

  6. TOM June 19, 2008 / 6:20 pm

    DASAVARATHAM .Is it Right

  7. bala June 21, 2008 / 10:06 am

    why don’t you guys write one script and give to kamal.

  8. Sivan June 26, 2008 / 2:30 am

    On of the high standard TAMIL movie. Hat’s of the DASA team. Great going tamil cinema. Keep up the good work. EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

  9. Arumugam July 1, 2008 / 10:46 am

    Not to the level of Kamalhasan’s talent I would say AnbeSivam is BILLION times better than Dhasavatharam

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