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Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 13 June 2008 (India)
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After realizing the danger of a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. The vial accidentally reaches India, and he must race against time to prevent a potential disaster.

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K.S. Ravikumar (as K.S. Ravi Kumar)

Writers:

Kamal Haasan (dialogue), Kamal Haasan (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Rangaraja Nambi / Govind Ramasaamy / George W. Bush / Balram Naidu / Avtar Singh / Christian Fletcher / Shinghen Narahasi / Krishnaveni / Vincent Poovaraagan / Kalifullah Khan
Asin ... Kothai / Andaal / Radha
Jaya Prada ... Ranjitha Kaur (as Jayapradha)
Mallika Sherawat ... Jasmine
Napolean ... Kulothunga Chola II
P. Vasu P. Vasu ... Politician
Nagesh ... Sheikh Mukhtaar
K.R. Vijaya ... Muslim women
M.S. Bhaskar ... Guide
Santhana Bharathi Santhana Bharathi ... Goon
Akash Akash ... Inspector Bharat
R. Sundarajan ... Politician (as R. Sunder Rajan)
Chakri Toleti Chakri Toleti ... Sai Ram
Ramesh Khanna ... Doctor (as Ramesh Kanna)
Chitti Babu Chitti Babu ... CID
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Storyline

U.S.-based Bio-technologist, Govind K. Somaiyya, narrates from a stadium a tale of religious conflict in India - even before the appearance of Jesus and Allah. This conflict was between worshipers of Bhagwan Shri Shiv and Bhagwan Shri Vishnu - with devotees of the latter being put to death. Now in post-9/11 era President George W. Bush invests heavily in biological research but things get out of control when a vial containing a deadly chemical is inadvertently dispatched via courier to Tamil Nadu, India. In order to retrieve it, Govind must face heavy odds, including a deadly CIA Agent, Chris Fletcher; a killer named Jasmine; RAW Officer Pranab Kundu, as well as a martial-arts artist from Tokyo. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

13 June 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Dasavathaaram See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR600,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,356,962
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Production Co:

Aascar Film P. See more »
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Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Shingen Narahashi's sister fights of Fletcher at her house. She is pushed into the bath tub. When the fight sequence resumes, her clothes (and hair) are completely dry. See more »

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Good attempt. One must watch it in theater. Still not on par with Navarathri.
14 June 2008 | by raamrSee all my reviews

At the outset, I would have to say that I agree with all the negative comments posted by others. There are flaws in story, logic, make up, graphics etc.,

But what makes this movie stand out from rest of the Tamil movies are the very same things that are mentioned above. This is a very good attempt to give an Hollywood style movie for Tamil cine goers. But definitely could've done much better. Sivaji's navarathri is a better entertainer compared to this one. Story line involving America could've been traded for story and acting by saving some money for Oscar. But then my suggestion is to watch this movie in theaters.

Pros

  • First 20 mins. (There is a message at the end why it was included)


  • Kamal's acting in four characters. Especially the Villain one.


  • The climax scenes.


  • Very unusual story line.


  • Not another Tamil movie.


  • Graphics


  • Mallika's character after her intro dance.


  • Asin's beauty.


Cons

  • Un-necessary extravaganza and budget.


  • Too many unwanted Kamal's characters


  • English-Tamil dialogue scenes. (Un-necessary foreign mogam)


  • Graphics. :)


  • Makeup for Kamal.


  • Kamal has not given enough emphasis to the acting part for most of his characters. He could've dome it a LOT better.


My suggestion is to watch this movie definitely. But...

Don't go to this movie because of the hype. Don't go thinking this movie is as good as a Hollywood movie. Don't go thinking kamal has done his best. Don't go thinking this movie is a very good entertainer.

Verdict - This is a Kamal Vs Kamal movie.


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