These days in Kollywood everyone speaks about Dasavatharam. Dasavatharam is the latest Tamil movie which is screened all over the world. This movie is financially powered to make sure that it’ll be the block buster of the year 2008. Special note about this movie is, Kamal Hasan is acting in 10 different roles, and so far none of other Indian actors tried this.
Film is starting with an event occurred in South India in 12th century, that is during Chola dynasty. Neither Islam nor Christianity entered into India that time. Only Hinduism dominated all over India. Since they don’t have a common enemy they started to fight within them self. Kamal acts as an energetic youth who challenge the religious view of the King, Kulotunga Chola.
Later story shifts to 20th century, where another Kamal (Govind) working as a microbiologist and he works for US government. He works on a bio weapon that can bring massive distruction to the world. Then some people to steal the bio weapon and our hero trying to save it. In his effort to save the weapon falling to bad people, he mistakenly came to India by a courier plane.
Story goes on like this. I’m not so happy with the story. In my point of view it’s very weak. But Kamal’s acting was outstanding and awesome. If he happens to start his career in Hollywood, he must have been a Tom Hangs by now. His ten roles including priest, pop singer, George bush, Fletcher, chief of Raw, social activist, old lady is nicely differentiated and some time you won’t feel that same actor playing several roles in the screen.
Computer graphics is not that much good. They could have taken good professionals to do the graphic works also make-up should also have improved.
Go to theater watch it, but don’t go with higher expectations. If you go with higher expectations you’ll say that my favorite star Kamal let me down. It’s indeed a good movie for entertainment but it could have been better.