Feb 18 2013
One may not have seen the movie yet, but must have heard of it already as Vishwaroopam (in Hindi version, ‘Vishwaroop’) is the most-talked Indian movie at present. The movie does not encourage any hatred towards Muslims nor does it endorse any political issue. But is simply an entertaining film with definitely a motif of the battle against the terrorism. After handling the controversy regarding some scenes of the movie, the director Kamal Haasan must feel relieved now, as the movie is re-releasing on February 7 in Tamilnadu. Hope, the edited movie would not lose the actual plot of the movie, as Kamal Haasan tried to portray in front of his audience.
Vishwaroopam also used the latest audio technology, named Auro3D for enhanced audio experience. After the Hollywood movie, Red Tails, Vishwaroopam is only the second movie to be using such technology. Vishwaroopam is also the first film as it is getting released via direct-broadcast satellite, which is also called as direct-to-home (DTH). Quite a few crews came from the United States for helping the team with the technical expertise they have and that truly has contributed a lot in the movie.
It would not be fair for the readers if the whole story gets revealed here. But as people know, the movie is based on terrorism, and so then to be honest, there must be a display of blood and violence to some extent. Who could fit better than Kamal himself, as the Kathak teacher in the movie? Kamal Haasan aptly justifies to his fame; through his acting, his stunt choreography. Another brilliant actor Rahul Bose as the antagonist AL-Qaeda Jihadi, Omar steals audiences’ attention and so does Jaideep Ahlawat. The other lead faces such as Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Nassar, and Shekhar Kapur were appropriate to their roles. Both the hidden and unambiguous messages from the dialogs attract the audience and it is also up to the audience to explore the meaning of them. But some of the characters from the movie, while speaking Tamil put strain on the ears indeed.
So let us now highlight on the technical aspects of the film. The screenplay of the movie is quite dynamic and claims attention from the audience and keeps them involved into the story throughout the movie. The director tried to present the film with a theme of war against terror, rather than any political motive and the screenplay aptly follows the main purpose.
The cinematography of the movie is another aspect, where the movie deserves appreciation, where Sanu Varghese did express his excellence honestly and completely. The camera techniques have worked amazing having the Afghan landscape setting. The art direction in the movie is great as well. There is nothing to talk about Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s touching creation. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the trio has created their magic again and the music contributes so much to this movie. Mahesh Narayanan’s editing was sufficient, although the end part of the movie could have been more logical through his work. The action sequences with high class perfection, visual effects; all these lead the movie towards success.
The movie might upset some of the audiences for the abrupt ending, but that is why the sequel of the movie is very much expected. No doubt, that the controversies have stirred up the popularity of the movie and despite all the obstructions created by the Muslim extremist groups, Kamal Haasan’s movie has managed to achieve positive feedbacks from the film critics so far. If you an intelligent movie-buff then this is a must-watch movie for you. Do not wait any longer and hit the theatre to discover the ‘Vishwaroopam’.