Tuesday, January 08, 2013

விஸ்வரூபம் - படத்தின் கதை வெளியானது !!!

He has a filmography of 150 and enjoys superstar status but actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan says he is not satisfied. He wants to learn and achieve more on the creative front and also wants his movie business to flourish. "If I have the sense of satisfaction, I won't be working or giving this interview. There is a lot more to learn and I am a dissatisfied man. I am happy, but not content," Kamal Haasan told IANS.

"I came as a technician first and by default I became an actor. But I am happy and not complaining," he added.

The multi-faceted star, who is a National Award winner as well as a Padma Shri awardee, is afraid of losing his zeal to perform.

"Achievements are decided by people and I think necessity is the mother of invention. I live by the necessity, but somebody will call it as invention or achievement. What scares me most is when I lose the need to perform with the excitement of any creativity. If it happens, I will live with it too. I will find something else," he said.

He started as a child artist in 1960, and established himself with movies like Moondram Pirai, Saagar, Sadma and Pushpak.

Currently he is looking forward to the release of his next Tamil film Vishwaroopam, which will release as Vishwaroop in Hindi. Directed by Kamal Haasan, the film is coming out Jan 11 and the cast includes Shekhar Kapur and Rahul Bose.

Kamal Haasan, whose daughter Shruthi too is in showbiz, rues how almost all actors across the board have become "businessmen".

"Most stars are businessmen. The moment you become a star, you are talking about money and fame. It's not about the content or artists' skill any more. Always the collection matters. The numbers have now increased to match along with the population," he said.

Having said that, he admits that if Vishwaroopam doesn't cross Rs 150 crore, then it's a failure for him.

"If this film doesn't cross Rs 150 crore, then it is a failure for me. I would call it a weak attempt if it doesn't. It has to cross Rs 150 crore, and we really hope that we cross in the first week itself," said Kamal Haasan, who has made lavish films like Hey Ram and Dasavatharam.

"It's the most costly project and ambitious too by virtue of what we have tried to achieve and the ambition was realised because of the technicians. I have the best team working with me," he said.

At 58, he still feels he is a part of the competition.

"I feel the competition all the time. Well, I have competitors in various ages - from 18 to 65, I have competitors," he conceded.

The star culture is different in Bollywood and the southern film industry, he admits.

"Yes, it is different. People are the same. The love is unanimously the same," he said, adding that fans in the south show their love by "building a temple", while in Mumbai "we have some religious rituals".

"Pooja happened when Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) was unwell. They don't make a big fuss about it because not all the actors here are politicians. There (south) politics and cinema are very closely related and that's why you feel the difference."

Do you discuss your films with family members?

"It depends on who is qualified. I have meetings with qualified people first and then take a general view because not everyone in my family is qualified to make films," said the actor candidly.

Vishwaroopam , is an upcoming Indian spy thriller  movie written,directed and co-produced by  
Legendary actor Kamal Haasan and also  featured by him on the lead role.The movie is bilingual  with Tamil and Hindi version named 'Vishwaroop'.

 The movie is a dream project of kamal Haasan.The movie was announced so early but it took

so long to complete  due to casting issues and overseas shooting delays.The movie was shot at US and Canada and some scenes at Chennai and Mumbai.

Vishwaroopam is the first Indian movie to be equipped with Auro 3D sound format.

Story line:

The story revolves around Ms.Nirupama(Pooja) ,a nuclear oncologist from Chennai and Vishwanath (Kamal),who runs a Kathak School in U S.

 Nirupama comes to U S to pursue her higher studies and marries Viswanath .After few years of marriage ,when she wants to break up with her husband she needed to find faults with her husband and employs a detective for that.

The rest of the story is about what happens when she finds out who he really is.
Direction:       Kamal Haasan

produced by: Chandra haasan,Kamal Haasan

Written by    :Kamal Haasan,Atul Tiwari

Music:       Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics:        vairamuthu,Kamal Haasan,Javed Akthar

Expected release date:11 January 2013

 Bottom line:         
The movie is gotten into several controversies as Kamal Haasan decided to release the movie through DTH one day prior to the threatrical release and the theatre owners association raising protest against this move.

Also several Islamic organisations in Tamil Nadu also raised protests against the movie stating that the movie portraits Muslims as Terrorists.

With all these concerns the movie is scheduled to release on 11 january and  kamal is firm in his decision on DTH release and if it happened it would the first movie to be released on DTH and also he explains that the Movie noway degrades Muslims in anyway.

THANX - NetPowerInfo , NDTV

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