Kamal Hassan who was last seen in comedy entertainer Manmadha Banam has took 3 years to come up with an action entertainer 'Viswaroopam'. Amidst some protests, Viswaroopam is released worldwide and lets get into the Vishwaroopam review to know more.
Cast: Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Shekar Kapur, Rahul Bose, Nasser etc
Story : Kamal Hassan, Atul Tiwari
Director Kamal Hassan
Music and BGM : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography : Sanu Varghese
Editing : Mahesh Narayanan
Producer : Kamal Hassan, Prasad V Potluri
Banner : Raaj Kamal Films International, PVP Cinema
Release Date : January 25, 2013
Viswaroopam Movie begins with Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) explaining to a doctor about her husband Vishwanath (Kamal Hassan), a classical dancer and reveals that she doesn't have any feelings towards him. As Nirupama fall for her boss Deepak, she hires a private detective to check whether Vishwanath is having any kind of affair like her or not. Very soon Nirupama gets into trouble where she comes to know about the dark side of Deepak and the terrific side of her husband Vishwanath. What is the trouble? what is the other side of Vishwanath ? All these elements form the rest of the story.
Viswaroopam movie starts off on a slow note establishing Kamal Hassan as a classical dancer who doesn't have masculine qualities. In spite of being a multi-layered story, Kamal Hassan as a director took no time to reveal the real identity of the hero. The scene where Kamal Hassan's real identity reveals, was shot extremely well. Entire movie rested on the shoulders of Kamal Hassan and his character has appeared in almost every scene. Pre-interval action episode is one of the major asset for the film. Kamal Hassan didn't gave any space for entertainment but a few dialogues between Vishwanath and Nirupama will bring smiles to the audience.
Firstly Kamal Hassan must be appreciated for his sincere effort, as always. The way he narrated the movie is completely brilliant and the technical aspect like cinematography and action sequences are well executed. Tittle song is good and it looked much effective at the time of first fight. Entire theater was filled with claps and whistles for this sequence, as everyone liked to see Kamal Hassan as an action hero rather a classical dancer.
Kamal Hassan tried to show some sensible elements especially in the Afghanistan episode. Scenes between Omar's (Rahul) interaction with his family and his guilt after knowing that he has lost his family are touching. Vishwaroopam doesn't have a huge star cast but every one has done their job well. It was good to see the famous director Shekar Kapur on big screen. Viswaroopam might not go well with the masses but this film has been made with highly technical values and will remain as one of the better film of Legendary Actor Kamal Hassan.
What all can we say about Kamal Hassan, who is very much passionate towards the cinema and who always try to experiment in every aspect. Once again Kamal Hassan has delivered a realistic and a classy performance and it will be delight for the audience to watch an actor like him on the big screen. Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah were OK. Shekhar Kapur did a decent job and Bollywood actor Rahul Bose is good as a baddie. His dubbing could have been much better. Jaideep Ahlawat, Nassar and Zarina Wahab have done their job.
Cinematography by Sanu Varghese has been top class and is one of the major assets for Vishwaroopam. Music and BGM by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy was good. Editing by Mahesh Narayanan was perfect. Kamal Hassan has come up with a nice story and the way he executed the film in terms of technical aspects is appreciated.
Dead Slow Sometimes
Lack of entertainment
Final Word : Viswaroopam movie is recommended for action film lovers and the rest can watch for Kamal Hassan.
Reviewed By : Vamsi Kaka