Dasavatharam (The Ten Avatars) Reviews
The pace of the film was too fast for my comfort and i believe this and average acting made a big dent in the overall experience of the movie.
Kamal Hassan deserves kudos for superbly enacting 10 roles in perfect synchrony with the characters. Although , i must say the makeup is hoddy , u can recognize immediately (especially george w bush ) and i think there was no need for 10 different characters , the movie could shed some of the unimportant characters. Asin has acted well !But cant say the same about Mallika sherawat !
Really Kamal is the Universal Hero. Top Class Movie equally to the Hollywood Style.
the HERO of the film without an iota of doubt is Dr. Kamal Hassan. what a performer. i think the only person who can come close to him in acting in India is Pankaj Kapoor.
Kamal Hassan performs the 10 characters superbly and so differently. and the 10 roles are not just there for the sake of it. if u think deeper u realise the essence of it.
and to compliment him is Asin who i think is really a beautiful actor too. she lights up the screen.
its mind boggling when 3 to 5 characters that Kamal Hassan is playing come together on the screen at the same time and space. i m sure it must have been tough to shoot those scenes considering the kind of make up that has gone into make those characters. which gets me to complimenting the make up artists. what a job. they made kamal hassan look like George Bush, a 90 year old lady, a Sardarji, an American CIA agent, a Bengali Cop, a tall Muslim, a dalit activist, a pandit & the japanese martial arts master. the rest of it was bought to life by Kamal Hassan. he made them funny, he made them intense, he made them thoughtful, he made them sad, he made them fight, he made them dance, he did it all.
the photography, editing and computer graphics are top notch.
the music by himesh - not great
definately a watchable film.
The highlights of the film were the name of the production house 'Aaskaar films' (haha!) and some of the lame dialogue. I can see why it's a hit though - good movies are generally never hits in India.
But seriously I don't see the big deal about this make up thing.. it looked awful - like botox overdose on an elephant's skin. Why Kamal why? And in all my years in Asia, I have never seen a Japanese man (or Chinese for that matter) look like that!
Oh Kamal.. sigh.. I expected so much better.