"Synthetic bio-weapons, research and analysis wing, Kulothunga II’s distaste for Vedanta and the Chaos theory!"
That was the line that piqued my interest in the movie. I was kind of worried that the storyline would be OTH and the movie wouldn't run. I even felt sorry for Kamal, a man who has to go through the agony of 10 roles, especially when his last attempt of 4 roles in a fine movie had flopped at the theatres.
Excited about the ride Kamal was going to take us through. He did take us for a ride, alright!
A 15$ cliche-ridden ride.
Every cliche that has ever existed in Tamil movies is in this movie. A Japanese brother cannot really add much novelty in a cliched track of brother revenging for the sister's death track.
Ten masks even if they are worth a total of 70 crores isn't going to make the movie worth it. Especially, when the make up remains just a mask. These thing hinders all the movements from one's face, that only device left on your face to emote is the eyes. To be honest, I have always been irritated by Kamal's over enthusiasm for make-up. A trait unfortunately , the younger lot like Surya and Vikram seem keen on picking up. When Kamal can bring out the nuances of 10 characters why resort to such make-up gimmicks?
Graphics - seriously? Tom and Jerry had way better graphics than this.
I have only myself to blame. I prided myself on how I have been able to watch these over-hyped movies in the first day without much effort(got good friends, you know) before several others. Now, the only person I feel sorry for is myself. Because you know what? Next time around when there is a hype, I would still go there. That is exactly what these geniuses(kamal, shankar) count on - fools like me!
Something about these crores is making tamil movies scriptless(including sivaji!).