Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose
Crew: Kamal Haasan (Director), Sanu John Varughese (Director of Photography), Ehsaan Noorani (Music Director), Loy Mendonsa (Music Director), Shankar Mahadevan (Music Director)
Rating: U/A (India)
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release Dates: 01 Feb 2013 (India)
Hindi Name: विश्वरूप
Movie : Vishwaroop (U/A)
Rating : 4.5/5
Kamal Haasan is an excellent actor, we know that. He's a good writer, we know that too. He's a good director as well, we even know that. And for those who don't know, we recommend watching VISHWAROOP. Once you will watch it, you will not be able to forget it. It's an unforgettable, thrilling and adventurous action film that can't be described easily in words.
First things first. VISHWAROOP is not a dubbed film from south. It's a straight Bollywood film. Therefore, original Hindi cinema lovers can definitely watch it without thinking much. It's a story about crime, hatred, and what all leads to a war. Right from the beginning frame, Kamal Haasan wins you over as a writer and a director. His creativity angle in the story makes it at par with world cinema.
Since it's an action thriller full of suspense and surprises, it won't be good to disclose anything about the story of the film. It's better to watch it on your own to realize how great this film is. The story and screenplay both are amazing, and you wonder how come an actor can write such an interesting story with an even engaging screenplay. The visual effects are very nice and the camera work is top notch. Especially, the scenes of war and the fight sequences look amazing and you wish to just react in surprise. And yes, the action sequences are excellently choreographed and executed, and they look a treat to watch.
Kamal Haasan finally comes with a Hindi film after a long time. He is the soul of the film. The way he acts and reacts, gives the film an extra boost. Pooja Kumar thankfully has an important role unlike all heroines and she plays it well. Same for Andrea Jeremiah, who too has an impressive part and plays it well,till the end. Rahul Bose as the antagonist is menacing in several sequences. The other cast too leaves the desired impact.
The music is surprisingly excellent. The background score and all songs deserve a 100% rating. The title track is the best one. And the best part is that the editing is also very good, the songs do appear only when needed. There are several scenes that deserve special mention. Many time freeze sequences are filmed very well, and they add to the curiosity and tension of the scene. Very well played, indeed!
On the whole, VISHWAROOP is an unforgettable experience that deserves to be watched and loved by all audiences. It's a kind of film never seen before and it has got all the stuff to entertain and enthrall you. What then? Just go, and watch!