Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dasavatharam...

...So-So.

A 15-minute skit would suffice to showcase Kamal's talent. Not a 3-hour movie with blatant Idiotism. Maybe there is an untold notion that a movie will become successful if there is a great guy who is cast in 10 different roles. And that too, just for heck of it. And with some stupid storyline.

25 comments:

rahman said...

heh heh
Disappointed, huh?
I told you there's no point in getting all excited abt a movie...

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Aaah, thanks maccha! With tickets at $16, I think I'd like to shop ;) or do something else!

Ela said...

Naataamaa....theerpa maathi eluthu! irunthalum ivvalavu damage paaniyiruka kudathu....come on be a little bit nice this weekend....

Arun Sundar said...

Rahman,
thanks for the clairvoyance. The idea is to create the hype before the movie release and spit later ;)

Nandini,
what would you shop for 16$?

Ela,
seriously. Movie was very hair-like.

Supergirl said...

It is funny how different reviews of the same movie can be so contradictory. I guess, i'll have to watch the movie myself..

Anonymous said...

How cold you not write about the gun shot curing cancer?

-Ok

The Maverick Blog said...

Ejjactly!

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Arre you dunno! :P So much stuff - you can get a whole tub of ice cream, some fruits, a pizza even!

Of course, am talking of clothes...

Prashanth said...

Arun - Don't ya think you went too far in this review? It is simple. You will have to understand that it is a movie that shows how distinct incidents relate to each other.

But any ways, I do not have the rights or intention to make you think other wise. Its your like after all.

Just curious, was it that bad?

Arun Sundar said...

Supergirl,
Yaa you should watch it yourself to appreciate the stupidity. But on my part - I warned you!

Ok,
Yaa, I missed it. That was a medical miracle. Even the Drs couldnt have done what the bullet did!

Maverick,
Illaya pinna?!

Arun Sundar said...

Nandini,
Yaa, now I get it. Am too ignorant about women and shopping you see. And you can include the pop-corn and the soda to the movie cost. You can shop for $25 now.

Prashanth,
It was bad bacause Kamal and KS believed that they can hide a stupid(read:pointless) storyline behind some much-hyped-10-roles-by-a-single-person idea. The story should have solicited 10 roles. It appeared to me like they came up with 10 roles and then connected them with a story.

Guru said...

@Supergirl: Actually the reviews aren't so contradictory, almost every reviewer sees the movie in the same way. The movie isn't bad but like Arun says it's just a 3-hour exhibition of Kamalhassan's talents.

Most people accept ^ that and are happy to announce that the movie is worth watching, but a few others look beyond the acting and look for story, logic etc. So the movie as such is way better than the lowly crap we usually get here but the story, logic etc. is no better.

btw i still haven't seen the movie.

@Arun: If you have the time you should write a fully blown scene-by-scene bashing post. Just for the heck of it ..

maxdavinci said...

was expectin a post mortem, never mind..

naane panaren...

Absconding said...

I was planning to watch this movie at the theater (my first tamil movie at the theater). Would you recommend it? I'm only going to watch it once!

Arun Sundar said...

Guru,
I thought I'll just write 2 words "Dasavathaaram - duh!" but I ended up writing more than 3 lines. Full blown bashing bore baa, though it feels good to criticise something like that! :)

Max,
Pannungo saar! I'd love to read it :)

Absconding,
Promise me you wont judge the tamil film industry because of this movie. And then go watch once. And btw, dont think the monkey in the movie is kamal too ;)

Absconding said...

Awww ji!! How could you? I've already judged the whole Tamil movie industry..a long time ago! :D A MONKEY, eh? How cute! Is his name Subramani???

The Maverick Blog said...

As vetty officer said,

"Naanga eppo padam nalla illaennu sonnom.. Padam nalla irundha nalla irundhirukkum nu dhan sonnom!" :D

Arun Sundar said...

absconding,
'Subramani' would have been ideal. And if Kamal did that role, it would have been all the more perfect!

The maverick,
hehe.

confounded-lady said...

Thank you for that.

I am SO not watching it then...even for the Adiyaen Ramanjuan whatever line.

You saved me some pennies to by me some extra Twix bars.

Preeti said...

Haha! I KNEWWWW IT! Ok, frankly im not a kamal fan..Yaaru enna sonalum, im not...I have no clue why but the personal character of a person makes me judge even their acting...Weird maybe, but what to do, my thinkin is like that...

That apart, i thought the entire hoola over the movie was over-hype...watchin the mind with an open mind is there, i definitely will watch it...but this is one movie i will watch very crticially and so am kinda sure of not likin it...

And oh yea, the songs SUCK!

Preeti said...

Oops, i meant watching the 'movie' up there, not mind..!

Friendly Stranger said...

Oh! I too didn't hear much praise for the film.....
Guess it was over-hyped....
(Still waiting for Hindi version to hit thetres!)

Arun Sundar said...

Confounded-lady,
Twix bars is healthy. Unlike this 'paethal' movie.

Preeti,
Watch it and let me know how you feel it. With least expectation, one might probably feel this movie is not that bad.

Friendly Stranger,
Totally over-hyped!

maduraiveeran said...

Same Sentiment. Ended up writing Dasavatharam Part II . Check it out.

Venkat Muthukrishnan said...

I agree, it is a wasted effort..