Viswaroopam – A Tamil Film With International Feel In True Sense
After watching Viswaroopam , one thing that kept on coming in my mind why all these controversies. This will come to the mind almost everyone who watches this film once it releases all over.
Viswaroopam is a first of its kind film in Tamil Cinema , a action-spy thriller with international standards in true sense. The making of the film is very stylish and the cinematography by Sanu Varghese adds to this. Kamal Hassan excels as an actor, director and writer in this film.
The plot of the film is how a life of an ordinary couple changes when one hires a detective to spy the other and they get involved in extra-ordinary situations when the detective gets killed by a terrorist gang. The film has two tracks one Kamal Hassan’s past and the other present in America.
The entire film takes shot in US and Afghanistan and it is made to portray in a very authentic way. Kamal Hassan has worked very well on the screenplay , the film is rightly paced once when all the elements of plot get untied we are thrown into a thrill ride. As a director he has skillfully etched each and every frame of the film which is evident right from the title card.
Every shot in the film is important and Kamal has conveyed a lot of messages visually rather than through dialogues this one is very noteworthy in the entire Afghan sequence.
All the actors have done a very good job. Pooja Kumar ,Andreah ,Rahul Bose ,Nasser (suprisingly he doesn’t have a single Tamil dialogue) and rest of the supporting cast come through as the characters very well. The guest appearance by Shekar Kapur is also well utilized.
Most of the songs come as background songs which is a good thing except “Unnai Kaanadhu Naan” were Kamal as a dancer excels and we love to watch him again and again .This was also first time were I saw the audience shouting for “Once more” for a fight scene a very crucial one (*spoiler ).
Technically the film is brilliant – the editing, cinematography ,BGM ,art direction is perfect. But , the visual effects look slightly let down and the Afghanistan sets could have been slightly better these are the very few flaws in this otherwise flawless film.
One thing about this film is that it would be better if you watch the film without reading any review or having any preset notion the experience would be much better. Kamal Hassan proves himself as a commercial director once again after the milestone films Hey Ram and Virumandi.
“Viswaroopam 2 India – Coming Soon !” is the end card which makes the audience go craze. This 2 hour 30 minute raid is worth all your wait.
This film is a sure multiple times watchable film , do catch it only in Theatres and DTH , a film of this kind needs the support of the audience.
Verdict – It’s a Kamal Show all the way as an Actor , Writer and Director.