Vishwaroopam: The Good and the bad

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The Good

  • Intriguing screenplay, keeps you on the edge of the seats. There are also many interesting questions which I hope will be answered in Viswaroopam 2.
  • As always, great casting and amazing performance by Kamalhassan. Rahul Bose and Pooja Kumar do justice to their roles.
  • A well-researched impartial take on extremism, its roots and life. The film also depicts the lives of extremists, sometimes you might also empathize with them.
  • Witty and well written dialogues.
  • Midas touch: There are scenes in the Vishwaroopam which screams Kamalhassan. The maker’s political and religious views come across boldly in the film.   (nothing malicious though)
  • Well-choreographed stunt sequences.  
  • The authenticity of various languages and cultures involved in the plot are detailed and well made. Informative, Kamal’s direction stands out.

 

The Bad

  • When most of the action sequence were jaw dropping, some of the CG sequences were absurd. As an end product, all the hard work is ruined.
  • The screenplay has a lot of loose ends though it paves way for sequel it does not quite give a closure for the first film.
  • The BGM of the Vishwaroopam could have been done better. I honestly don’t know how many more films will rip Hans Zimmer’s Dark Knight Soundtrack. It may easily deceive a lay man, but not someone who listen to it every day. Disappointing from the trio.

 

Verdict: Must watch.  A Class act!

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Billa 2 -A Plain and straight movie review


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Billa 2 is one of the most awaited films of the year, a prequel following a successful remake of Rajinikanth’s Billa.

Billa 2 is the story of the rise of David Billa an underworld don. Well that is probably obvious from the promo so what does Billa have to offer? Billa 2 is an example of an interesting plot unfolding plain straight before you. The movie never moves you to the edge of the seat nor does it put you to sleep. It starts and end in the most predictable way possible.

On the other side the movie has well choreographed action sequences, commendable cinematography and background score. What I liked about the movie was it took its own time to unfold the story of The rise of Billa. From the petty crimes to the weapon deals, what makes him the most wanted by the Interpol. The dialogues in the movie are well written. The performance of most of the cast are below par and topping that is Parvathy omanakuttan. Her character was poorly sketched and awfully performed.

The songs are unwanted, you will get sick of baddies consuming alcohol to talk deals in clubs with women dancing around. The songs are a let down. Billa 2 is a kind of movie which you will not hate neither will you like it.

Billa 2 – A bland prequel to one of the coolest franchise in Tamil cinema.

(This review is intentionally as engaging as the movie)