Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dasavatharam - Erroneous proofs for controversial theory

Yesterday, I went to Adlabs for watching Dasavatharam just to see what is there in it to create this much hype. I did not hold any expectations as per the advice of my friend Balaji. Dasavatharam has only one show (that too at 7:20PM) per day in Huma Adlabs, still there were hardly 50 people on the 5th day from release.

I was thoroughly disappointed with the first scene itself where a graphics of stadium was shown. The crowd and architecture resembled like those shown in EA sports games such as Cricket, FIFA etc. But the 12th century set and camerawork were of very high standards.

Coming to the theme, Kamal's story and screenplay has tried to prove the theory that God does not exist throughout the film. But the sad part is that the proof is completely erroneous with neither proper justifications nor proper implications. It is no wonder that some spiritual organization asked for a ban on the film. My observation is that Kamal has made this movie to please the atheists. I do not want to elaborate how Kamal was wrong in proving his point as I feel it a waste of my time and energy to discuss about that.

As far as Kamal's 10 roles are concerned, Kamal has put lot of effort to make every role distinct. Out of 10 Kamals, I liked the Balram Naidu character which is quite hilarious. The Poovaragan character is quite sensible. Other characters are just passable. Asin's character as Andal is one of the most irritating roles I have ever seen. She keeps on running with Kamal and lands him in trouble most of the times.

The movie on the whole is very artificial and kids would appreciate it more as they may not understand the theory behind the movie. One would have liked Kamal to make a light-hearted comedy with his ten roles in this movie. But he follows a different path in this movie and fails miserably. This film, no doubt, has some good scenes but they are sparse and spread randomly. Dasavatharam is definitely not in the league of Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Avvai Shanmugi, Thenali etc.

My predicition: An atheist would enjoy this movie the most and people who have even small belief in any form of God would like to stay away from it after hearing from others.

1 comment:

Jayakumar Balasubramanian said...

Interesting post. I will watch it and let you know my comments.