Kamal Haasan (born 7 November 1954) is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, producer and director, considered to be one of the leading method actors of Tamil cinema. He is widely acclaimed as an actor and is well known for his versatility in acting, earning him the Tamil honorific name ‘Ulaganayagan’ (meaning in English: Universal Hero). Kamal Haasan has won several Indian film awards, including four National Film Awards and nineteen Filmfare Awards, and is known for having starred in the largest number of films submitted by India in contest for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition to acting, screenwriting and directing, he has also featured in films as a songwriter, playback singer and choreographer. His film production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films that have added to his wealth. In 1990, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to Indian cinema. Kamal Haasan is also a recipient of an Honorary doctorate by Sathyabama University.In 2009, he became one of very few Indian actors to have completed 50 years in cinema.(Source; Wikipedia)
What new do I have to say about Kamal Haasan’s acting that his fans ( including me) do not know of ? Finally, I saw the movie ‘Viswaroopam’ yesterday night along with my family. Absolutely superior cinematography, excellent direction and popular ‘masala’ film making style ! There is the ‘edge of the seat’ suspense, compelling intrigue and drama that is closely linked to the daily life style of a common man we can identify ourselves with. Vishwanath ( aka Nizam Kabir Kashmiri) is the star all the way in the movie, portrayed by Actor Kamal Haasan. He is a kathak dance teacher for livelihood, a top RAW agent on a mission impossible, a confirmed family lover and devout husband very much in love with his wife and definitely an absolute incomparable killer of terrorists. You may wonder, how can one person be everything ? Well, that is Kamal’s prowess as an actor, a director, a story writer, an entertainer, and a perfectionist committed to Tamil Cinema since 50 years.
Pooja Kumar is the new ‘Girl’ find and Kamal is good in finding and adding glamour to his movies as ever. Andrea Jeremiah is the other RAW agent accompanying Kamal wherever he goes and is enchanted by his looks and persona in the movie. Nasser, the capable Tamil actor is called Nasser in the movie too – he is a senior terrorist under the leadership of ‘Osama Bin Laden’ in Afghanistan. This movie revolves around the past and present times, intercepted by Barrack Obama’s speech announcing the killing of Osama Bin Laden and destroying of Taliban organization – But now, these terrorists have planned another attack in the New York city and this time with a Nuclear bomb ! Rahul Bose is the leader of this terrorist organization. Can Kamal and his agent team stop this ? How do they go about doing it ?
The movie story and prioritization of scenes is excellent. If you are Kamal Haasan fan, do not miss this movie !
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