Trailer Talk: VISHWAROOPAM (2013)

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So Kamal Hassan is a pretty badass actor / director. I don’t know what it is about him, but he’s awesome in his own right. He’s had major Indian releases with HEY RAM, MUMBAI EXPRESS and a bunch of other South Indian films that I’ve never seen. But I’ve always liked him and his directorial efforts have been innovative. His acting efforts are even more praised. Shame he doesn’t do more movies though.

think he cut himself shaving?

So imagine my surprise (see ‘freaking out’) when I see a movie Trailer ending in ‘written and directed by Kamal Hassan.’ So I started digging around the interwebs.

VISHWAROOPAM is an upcoming Hindi/Tamil release featuring Kamal Hassan in the lead role, written and directed by himself as well, releasing this month! I’m shocked that I didn’t know about this movie before hand. And the more I find out about it, the more I’m excited.

First of all, Hassan has a sort of unconventional classy and sophisticated way of directing that, may not appeal to all, but speaks to me. His offbeat roles and weird choice of characters appeals to me. So I’m heavily looking forward to another of his Directorial ventures, 9 years after the last. He’s like the Rajnikant of the South… wait–

Now I IMDB’d this movie, and freaked out some more. One of my favorite actors, Rahul Bose is in this. Rahul freakin’ Bose. And his character looks mad fucked up (my prose takes a hit when I get excited) in the trailer, with scars and a disfigured face.

now THAT’s a shaving accident!

And another shocker, which I had to confirm online: Shekhar Kapur makes a special appearance in this. The awesome and international Director of movies like MR. INDIA, BANDIT QUEEN and ELIZABETH makes a rare acting appearance?! Do I need anything else to be excited about this? However I’m concerned that his role is credited on IMDB as ‘Special Appearance’, yet he’s everywhere in the promos. If his role ends up being only for 5 minutes, I’m gonna be severely disappointed.

i hope his ‘special appearance’ isn’t for like 2 minutes…

Does anyone else care or are excited about the release of Kamal Hassan Directed VISHWAROOPAM on January 25th? Or is it just me…?

Shah Shahid

Entertainment Writer | Film & TV Critic | Bollywood Blogger | Host of Split Screen Podcast | Proud Geek Girl Dad


Prashanth Narasimhan Ashokan · January 17, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Nope you are not the only one. Probably the whole of south is excited. I sure am…Can’t wait…

    Shah Shahid · January 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    I can imagine. Looks pretty badass this.

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