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Vishwaroopam (Tamil) / Vishwaroop (Hindi) - A Review

Vishwaroopam the movie lays bare
A gripping saga of global warfare,
Presented in a plausible, coherent narrative
With heart-in-the-mouth action superlative!
Set in the terror-infested Afghanistan,
The film also shows the human side of Taliban..!
For a blindfolded child, it’s just a game
To identify bullet sizes and their names...
One moment a youth on a swing smiles at sunbeam
Because he is after all a child, it would seem...,
But the very next, he’s on a suicide mission
Dressed as a human bomb never to return!
With sharply drawn characterization
Kamal unfolds a terrorist organization
And provides a well-researched insight
Into the terrorist’s psyche and might...
Yet the film has a dash of warmth and humour
That does not interfere with its flow or tenor...
Well-sung songs are heard in the background –
Master strokes of Shanker-Ehsaan-Loy abound...
Lee Whittaker, the Action Director
Has made Kamal do never-seen stunts
And Mahesh Narayanan, the Editor
Has used a scissor that never blunts...
The slick camerawork of Sanu John Varghese
Has captured the action and drama with ease,
To present a movie that’s crisp and tight
And the viewing experience a delight!
Whether deftly executing Kathak dance steps
In an effeminate style that reveals no biceps
Or performing stunts that can stop a heartbeat,
Kamal does keep you on the edge of your seat....!
Rahul Bose in a well-etched negative role
Infuses it with great substance and soul...
Pooja Kumar’s acting is pleasant for sure;
Though wished a bit more of Shekhar Kapur..!
Don’t know whom to praise more –
Kamal Hassan, the Director
Kamal Haasan, the Actor
Or Kamal Haasan, the Writer
For the superb conceptualization
And the amazing visualization...!
Can’t reveal the film’s story or plot
Except that it is engaging and taut.
This film is best viewed in a theatre
To get the feel of the action better...
Admire Kamal Haasan as I always do,
And look forward to the film’s Part Two!

Honestly, just couldn’t make out
What the recent fuss was all about...!


More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks Karunaji. Praise from you makes my day!

Padmaja Iyengar
25-Feb-2013 06:50 AM

Comment Awesome praise in a poetic form !
This is nudging me to go watch the movie ..

karuna gopal
25-Feb-2013 06:28 AM

Comment Thanks Srinivas Reddy. Yes, this movie is amazing.

Padmaja Iyengar
19-Feb-2013 07:21 AM

Comment Well said, last week I came out of the theatre I could not believe that it's an Indian move. I commented on Facebook that Kamal=John woo as director, Kamal=Tom cruise, and many more. Hats of to him.

Srinivas Reddy
14-Feb-2013 19:40 PM

Comment Thanks Dr. Vysamoorthy for liking this poem and your positive feedback. Do watch the movie for its sheer technical finesse.

Padmaja Iyengar
13-Feb-2013 11:02 AM

Comment Haven't seen the movie yet. Am not a movie buff either. But am an admirer / fan of Kamal. Now I am your fan too. Thanks for a very easy flowing poem - not very easy to pen.

13-Feb-2013 08:45 AM

Comment Thanks Amit. Glad you liked it!

Padmaja Iyengar
13-Feb-2013 08:15 AM

Comment Awesomely Narrated

amit kothari
12-Feb-2013 23:24 PM

Comment Thanks a ton Atreya! A positive feedback from an accomplished poet and writer like you means a great deal to me. Thanks again.

Padmaja Iyengar
12-Feb-2013 22:58 PM

Comment You've put your heart and soul into your effective poetized review; and there is not a single point where I can differ with you. I would certainly watch the movie, of course in its Telugu version - which is booming at the box office. Kamal Haasan is a really creative and original actor - of whose I am a fan.

U Atreya Sarma
12-Feb-2013 12:13 PM

Comment Agree with you Mr. Devraj. The film indeed is a great action thriller. Mr. Pattabhiram, thank God,good senses finally prevailed and saved the movie from Aaropam!

Padmaja Iyengar
12-Feb-2013 05:02 AM

Comment Thank you very much for your reveiw about Vishwaroopam This flim is not an anty Islam flim- It is action thriller.

E Devaraj
12-Feb-2013 00:27 AM

Comment Eventhough the flim is called Viswaroopam,
the poetic review in a Vamanaroopam,
Honestly tells about the Nijaroopam,
of all in their Bahuroopam!!!!!
Kudos, keep moving.

12-Feb-2013 00:16 AM

Comment Thanks Bashyam for liking this take on Vishwaroopam!

Padmaja Iyengar
11-Feb-2013 22:07 PM

Comment Thoroughly enjoyed your lyrical description. I get feeling of having seen the movie even before seeing it. Well done.

Looking forward to similar attempts from your end.

Rangachari Bashyam
11-Feb-2013 11:18 AM

Comment Thanks you all Sreeraman, Srikant, Prabha and Shernaz for liking this poem. Just wanted to attempt something different ..Yes, the movie is indeed worth a watch..

Padmaja Iyengar
11-Feb-2013 05:01 AM

Comment Well, this is a definite motivation to watch the movie...greater than the one created by all the hoopla around it.

11-Feb-2013 02:53 AM

Comment Very apt review through a lyrical description.

Prabha Ramadurai
11-Feb-2013 01:52 AM

Comment Hi Padmaja,

Just reading the poem makes you want to watch the movie. Brilliantly written and think you should have started this a long time back. Better late than never.

All the best,


11-Feb-2013 00:10 AM

Comment Well composed poem of reality & bare truth-protrayed in Vishwaroopam
that had invited anger & wrath in its complete Swaroopam,
with so much ado over a matter - 100% imaginery & with 100% drive
in search of fame & cheap publicity, so glaringly they all crave!

10-Feb-2013 23:27 PM

Comment Thanks Kulbir. Do see the movie for its sheer technical brilliance and excellent acting by all the actors...

Padmaja Iyengar
10-Feb-2013 22:48 PM

Comment Enjoyed your lyrical description - tempted to go and see the movie.

10-Feb-2013 19:42 PM

Comment Thanks a ton Anilprasad for your positive feedback!

Padmaja Iyengar
10-Feb-2013 10:43 AM

Comment Interesting reading! Innovative indeed! The "Tailpiece" tells all!

10-Feb-2013 09:57 AM

Comment Thanks Seshu for liking this poem

Padmaja Iyengar
10-Feb-2013 07:55 AM

Comment Nicely done. Very apt. To narrate in verse is an art, no doubt..

Seshu Chamarty
10-Feb-2013 06:38 AM

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