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Another Dasavatharam Review

Well so I join the infinite people who have already watched the movie and posted their reviews on their blogs and stuff. So without further ado, I shall start about how I feel about this movie. Let us bypass the story for even a 2 year old kid would by now be knowing it with all the hype about this movie. Is the movie good? Yes. Is it great? Umm…hmm…well…This is where I think I am not sure about it. It feels good to see a simple crime and chase thriller after quite a while. I believe if people where able to sit through movies like Gilli and Sivaji, then this would be no big deal. The make ups for the 10 roles played by Kamal are extraordinary. I guess it requires a super humane effort both on the part of the actor and the make up folks for the movie. The visuals have been taken on an extravagant scale. The scenes leading up to the tsunami with the Japanese and CIA villain fighting each other are good. If there was a particular scene that I would like to watch again it is the climax. It requires an individual with some guts to make a movie with something like Chaos theory I believe. And for most of the movie going junta back in India this would be something new and might be confusing. After all we are people whose staple diet with regards to a movie comprises of a Vadivelu comedy, a Namitha number, a duet in the Swiss mountains or the Tulip Gardens, some tear jerking mother son sentiment and a climax scene with one guy taking on all the baddies (the essential part here is that the chief baddie should have a huge potbelly). Something new like this might take time to be appreciated. Now does the movie have flaws? Yes indeed. The CBI officer checking out the microbes on Fletcher’s body through a binocular kind of thing from a chopper seems to be ridiculously funny. And yeah is crap.
Other than that if you go into the movie not expecting t0 watch 10 kamals I guess one might find out in the movie that there is one Kamal too many. On the other hand if you just go in watch the movie without having an idea on what all the fuss is about, I guess one might not even realize that there are 10 Kamals indeed in the movie. Watching this movie was a definite new experience for me and I would put it definitely on top of some of my favorite movies in Tamil. After all one cannot complain about a lack of script in this movie when there are movies like ATM, TR’s evergreen comedies etc etc running to packed houses.
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9 responses

  1. Pam

    You have sort of expressed what I actually felt about the movie. A lot of people did not like the movie at all….I, for one, do not think it was bad at all. It is a good one, only not as great as it was hyped up to be. I feel differently about the 10 kamals though….there was no need for 10 kamals and ends up being a wasted effort. Especially, the american kamals and kalifulla khan were not even able to emote with such thick masks on…this was the main thing that brought the movie down for me. Anyway, overall, a better than average tamil movie but, a less than average kamal movie, I guess.

    June 21, 2008 at 6:13 pm

  2. Red Phoenix

    Gud review. shall watch the movie soon πŸ˜€

    June 22, 2008 at 4:08 pm

  3. Filarial

    “I believe if people where able to sit through movies like Gilli and Sivaji, then this would be no big deal.”

    how dare u bring Gilli into this!!..:X as an illaidalapathy fan (assuming I am spelling it right..:D) i can never agree!

    anyway what do u mean if u could sit thru these movies then u can sit thru dasa.. as well are u assuming everybody to be masochists in this??..:D

    June 23, 2008 at 5:40 pm

  4. viswajith.k.n

    well…I mean that ppl who say that Dasa lacks a proper script or a story line should have their brains examined. I mean that they r the same folks who sit thru meaningless films of ilayadalapathi or wotever…

    June 24, 2008 at 2:01 am

  5. Macadamia The Nut

    Sigh! We wanted to drive to Memphis to watch it… but people vetoed the idea. :((

    Me likey.. nice review

    June 26, 2008 at 11:42 am

  6. viswajith.k.n

    I was of the opinion that spending so much on a single movie is not worthwhile..and yeah I wud still stick to that idea coz my review is based on watching the movie online! πŸ˜›

    June 26, 2008 at 4:34 pm

  7. Brainstormer

    Naanga yaaravathu review pannu nu sonnomaaa???… LOL

    June 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm

  8. Venkatesh G

    It has always been the case with Kamal.
    This time around ppl have failed to appreciate the efforts of a Tamil star, who has set benchmarks for many stalwarts in the industry.

    Though the film has been declared a blockbuster, i am addled by ppl who say that script could have been better!!!
    If ppl can watch hollywood remakes like Ghajini, Anniyan, all Rajni craps and Vijay films ( who makes contribution to dis endless list with every release ), why cant they appreciate this technically sound, perfectly crafted movie.

    July 8, 2008 at 10:44 am

  9. viswajith.k.n

    I will not say that Rajini movies are total crap or something. He has his own audience and even I am a fan of his movies. That does not mean I hate Kamal either. Neither are movies like Anniyan or Gajini total crap. Vijay’s movies I do agree with you. But the point I am trying to convey is no individual can keep making movies like Nayagan or Devar Magan again and again. But we must appreciate Kamal for he has been trying to novel things over time. The same thing cannot be said about Rajini or Vijay! Their strength is masala movies and they are good at wot they do!

    July 8, 2008 at 9:03 pm

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