Thursday, May 24, 2007



Actors: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Jayapradha, Mallika Sherawat, Napoleon, Santhana Bharathi, M S Bhasker
Direction: K S Ravikumar Production: V Ravichandran
Art director: Prabhakar Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography: Ravi Varman Dance choreographer: Brinda

Kamal Haasan pens the story, screenplay and dialogue apart from sporting 10 different looks in his new film, ‘Dasavatharam’. Playing the female lead is Asin, with Jayapradha and Mallika Sherawat in crucial roles. The cast also includes Napoleon, Santhana Bharathi and M S Bhasker. The film introduces to the Tamil arena Himesh Reshammiya, the popular music director of Hindi films. The film is directed by K S Ravikumar.

The story, not much of which is revealed out, seems like a travel back in time. One of the roles has Kamal playing Rangaraj Nambi, the episode set in the 12th century. Sharing frames with him here is Napoleon as Kulothunga Chozhan. The Chidambaram temple, horses, elephants, and the set all added to the ambiance. The scene depicted Nambi’s distress when Chozhan throws the idol of the Lord into the sea.

Yet another role has Kamal playing a scientist, the episode set a few centuries back, in America. A set of a laboratory was designed by art director Prabhakar, where the scientist does his research. The episode includes the lab being destroyed in an accident, paving way for the next adventure.

A sizzling dance number was picturised on Mallika Sherawat at different locations and night spots in Malaysia. Accompanying Mallika were 20 dancers from the US, and choreographing the number was Brinda.

The shots were canned by cinematographer Ravi Varman. Produced by V Ravichandran for Oscar Films Pvt Ltd, ‘Dasavatharam’ is a film awaited with great anticipation by the audience.

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