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'Vishwaroop' Tweet Review: First day, first show

Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroop' is based in New York and deals with war, politics and terrorism.

Shomini Sen | IBNLive.comshominisen

Updated:February 1, 2013, 10:04 AM IST
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New Delhi: Kamal Haasan and his films have in the past courted controversies. Haasan's film's have offended religious sentiments in 'Hey Ram' as well as 'Dashavataram'. But writer-director-producer-actor Haasan has always used films as a medium to express his believes.

The maverick filmmaker-actor's latest offering, 'Vishwaroop' is based in New York and deals with war, politics and terrorism. Rahul Bose plays Omar, a member of the terror outfit Al-Qaida who is plotting to bomb half of New York while Haasan plays Vishwanath who is an undercover RAW agent but who lives under the garb of a effeminate Kathak teacher. The film also featured filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in a pivotal role while Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah play the female lead.

There are always huge amount expectations from Haasan's films; with or without any controversy around them. The versatile actor, time and again, has delivered some brilliant, engaging and entertaining films which have been appreciated by critics and masses alike. His films usually have strong messages and make the audience think.

So will 'Vishwaroop' be any different? Will it be able to match up to the expectations of Haasan's fans? Does the film propagate any ideology which is anti religion?

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’Vishwaroop’ Tweet Review: First day, first show

Storified by IBNLive· Thu, Jan 31 2013 23:10:15

Movie marathon this Friday. We will be live tweeting reviews of #Vishwaroop, #David and #Midnight’s Children.IBNLive Movies

First up, review of #Vishwaroop. Kamal Haasan’s big budget film has been in the news in the past few days for all the wrong reasons.IBNLive Movies

It has been accussed of being anti Islam but Haasan has insisted that it isn’t. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

And it begins. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Kamal Haasan plays an effeminate Kathak dancer brilliantly. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

His body language, the way he speaks, he talks- Haasan adopts the nuances of a dancer well. Brilliantly so. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Jaideep Ahlawat looks so different from his role in GOW. Absolutely new avatar! #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Rahul Bose with almost no dialogues and one eye. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Still trying to figure out what is anti Islamic in #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Members of Al Qaida playing volleyball at the training camps. Interesting. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Life is lost on both sides. In a war ravaged society, innocents are killed daily. #Vishwaroop highlights it brilliantly.IBNLive Movies

Screenplay of the film is very detailed. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

And Osama makes a cameo in #Vishwaroop ;)IBNLive Movies

Okay, the special effects are a bit amateurish. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

First half of #Vishwaroop seemed like a regular spy thriller. Now for the second half.IBNLive Movies

’Jung ladne wale aasoon nahi, khoon bahaya karte hain’ #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Pooja Kumar is a bit over the top. A bit. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Predictably, there always has to be a school near the warehouse where the bomb has been planted. Always. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Special effects are shoddy. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Some scenes are a bit unnecessary. Drags the narrative. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

There are good people and bad people in every community. And #Vishwaroop highlights that fact. Doesn’t really blame any community.IBNLive Movies

Kamal Haasan ends the film on the note that he will be back with the sequel soon. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

#Vishwaroop does not propagate any kind of ideology. Neither does it call any particular community bad.IBNLive Movies

In the end, Haasan’s film is your regular masala film, with terrorism as its backdrop. #VishwaroopIBNLive Movies

Should you watch #Vishwaroop? Absolutely! And more so if you are a Kamal Haasan fan. The film is just about him.IBNLive Movies

Thank you for being with us throughout the review of #Vishwaroop. Next up, live tweet review of #MidnightsChildren.IBNLive Movies

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