After so many troubles, Vishwaroopam has been released finally in Tamil Nadu. This Kamal Hassan’s megaphone underwent so much of tough hurdles with issues like theatre owners opposing the DTH premiere and Muslim activists fighting against the release as the movie portrayed the Muslims in poor light according to them. The way became clear for the Ulaganayagan to release his movie, after he agreed to cut down the controversial scenes in the movie to satisfy the Muslim brothers.
Here is the plot of the one of the much anticipated movies of the year. Vishwanath (Kamal Hassan) is a Kathak dancer cum teacher who is married to Nirupama (Pooja Kumar), which is nothing but a marriage of convenience. Nirupama is in the idea of divorcing Vishwananth, as she is already in an extramarital affair. However, there is another identity to Vishwanath, which he has concealed to Nirupama. What that identity has to do with her and with the terrorists in Afghanistan? Vishwaroopam has the answer.
Ulaganayagan is always world class in his approach just acting the way he is called. Vishwaroopam happens in United States of America and in Afghanistan. Kamal Hassan starts his movie in USA and the movie moves to Afghanistan. The revelation factor is what that drives the movie from part to another in a great way.
Kamal Hassan looks great as a filmmaker, when we take a look at the characters he has sketched in Vishwaroopam. He knows how to handle his characters and who should put forth the movie. He has done that exceptionally well. Even the lead role gets back at times when another important character steps in. With a not so new story, Kamal Hassan still manages to prove his brilliance in his screenplay, which looks perfectly etched although undergoing a few cuts due to the Islamic issue.
As an actor Kamal Hassan can convince anyone on this earth and Vishwaroopam is not an exception. As a Kathak dancer especially, his expressions and body languages are a delight to watch. His supporting characters including Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar and Shekar Kapoor have also done well. Rahul Bose as a villain plays his part perfectly.
The movie is technically very brilliant and the music is another big plus to the movie. Giving a perfect counter strike against terrorism, Vishwaroopam sets his audiences for the sequel at the end!