Movie Review: Vishwaroop (2013)

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A suspicious wife Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) has hired a detective (the brilliant Atul Tiwari in a cameo) to spy on her husband Vishwanath (Kamal Haasan), who is an effeminate dancer, despite being very close to her superior herself. She suspects her husband of hiding something very important. Unfortunately, the private detective loses his life while trying to get hold of the husband. The husband, meanwhile, is not the delicate, sensitive, effeminate, harmless dancer, but a strong, fearless, super human-like patriot!

When the wife learns about her husband’s real avatar, she is shell-shocked and good lord, so are we. The film, essentially, is about how Vishwanath (Wiz and many other aliases), played by Kamal Haasan, the head of the group, played by Shekhar Kapur, Ashmita, played by Andrea Jeremiah and Dawkins, played by Miles Anderson, avert a bombing, planned by the dreaded terrorist Omar (Rahul Bose), in the US.

We keep going back in time to see how Vishwanath becomes the one-man-army that he is. We are even witness to instances, wherein we question the idea behind ‘war in the name of religion’. This film also explores the humanistic elements among the terrorist camps. It shows how the deaths of these suicide bombers and conspirators affect their families and loved ones.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “Vishwaroop is a must watch.”
NDTV Movies
4.0 “Insult to any community? Hah! It would be an insult to the filmmaking community to miss Vishwaroop.”
3.5 “It’s got the right doses of drama, romance, science-technology, thrills and action. You’ll enjoy it for sure.”
3.5 “Vishwaroop is a sheer treat for its power packed action sequences which finally match up to Hollywood’s standards.”
3.0 “It has an interesting premise, superb combat scenes and Kamal Haasan’s bravura act as its three aces.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “There is nothing objectionable in the film for anyone.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Vishwaroop minus Kamal Haasan is nothing but a hackneyed plot shot with mighty grandeur. The film may work primarily for the south superstar’s brilliance and star power! “
2.5 “Vishwaroop lacks the energy and imagination that one looks for in a good action flick.”
India Today
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Vishwaroopam is flawed and a big disappointment from Kamal Haasan.”
2.0 “The film is sensitive and mature but the basic problem is the inconsistent pace”

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