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Dasavatharam Review… and understanding Chaos Theory with indian Karma!!!

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First of all i wud like to discuss only abt the story and the screenplay by kamal and not his acting.. his acting is something tht he has proved to perfection in lots of other movies and this movie is not to prove it once again but to continue tht stand.. so the review of this considering acting and the perfecction in it is same as lots of other his movies.. I ll give my review on the story and the screen play which many ppl say they have not liked…

We all say certain things are not good.. i give u a page long equation to and say this is brilliant .. u aint gonna agree with me because u havent understood the equation at all…. So this is the case with dasavatharam.. First forget abt all tamil movies u have watched recently and get into the mood of understanding chaos theory … so i ll explain chaos theory first with my own examples…

Say alice comes to u ans asks u “whts the time..” u find ur watch is not working and look for the time in cell phone.. but ur cell phone is locked and is in ur packet.. and u take it out , unlock the cell phone see the time and tell it to alice.. Alice says thanks Bob and turns back to find a car abt to run over a blind man.. and Alice Shouts out to tht blind man and saves him… Now chaos theory.. if u ,Bob, had ur watch working , Alice wud have left the place long ago and wudnt have seen the car and the blind man in the right time to save it… So u locking the cell phone and keeping it in ur paccket has palyed a important role in saving a blind man.. infact this locking of cell phone could have beem triggered by some other event .. so it might be tht event tht saved the blind man… So THIS is chaos Theory … So view the story of dasa in terms of this… its difficult to understand.. but the pleasure and insight u get after understanding it is unbounded.. its like a maternity of a mother… its diff to go thro it but after tht its splendid( i hope i didnt mess up with the example)

Now Think abt each role tht comes in the movie u will find the zig-zaw complete… the 12th century kamal , if he had been saved by GOD in tht instance, the stone would not have gone to the ocean to trigger a tectonic imbalance to cause a tsunami 1000 years later.. so if u just view it as seperate events, it makes no sense.. but the second event is highly because of the magnification of the effect of first event.. similair to the keeping the cell phone locked insied ur pocket has no significance to u .. but it means a life to some body else… i am not saying ..his life is in cell phone.. but considering the series of events happening , ur cell phone played a big role .. this is called BUTTERFLY effect.. a small movement of the wings of butterfly might get magnified as a big hurricane some where else…

Now so in a sequence of events , say the place where fletcher kills the japaneese guys sister.. if he hadnt done tht, he wud not have met his end later..
So its all wht we call Karma.. the pros and cons of any event.. ppl who just see the event are not amused at it.. but those who take the pain of going thro of pros and cons get a joy no bounds..

And some have been questioning if bullets can cure cancer… cancer cells are there in each of us body…. cancer cells are dangerous when their number in our body grows alarmingly… so wht the docs do is just cut out those bad cancers cells growing at faster rate… the bullet simply did tht.. infact anything tht cuts it off cures cancer to tell it in a simple way(though cancer is not as simple as tht .. just for the sake of understanding there is nothing logically flawed)  .. and the bullet did tht …

SO to put it in a nut shell not even many hollywood ppl have thought of chaos theory much .. few films have come on tht and an INDIAN film is based on chaos theory . So ppl if u dont understand the story dont consider the story to be stupid, the story is indeed cleverly woven and is right in front of u .. all it takes is a bit of grey cells work to discover the joy …. Now Kamal has suceeded in tht.. Hats off to him for being so creative… Though the movie is at places showing off the indian graphics standard , at most of the first half and climx fight, its world class… and its worth a thrice watch atleast …

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Written by Sathya Narayanan

June 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Posted in Dasavatharam, Kamal

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  1. […] Dasavatharam Review… and understanding Chaos Theory with indian Karma!!! Sathya’s Webl… First of all i wud like to discuss only abt the story and the screenplay by kamal and not his acting.. his acting is something tht he has proved to perfection in lots of other movies and this movie is not to prove it once again but to continue tht stand.. so the review of this considering acting and the perfecction in it is same as lots of other his movies.. I ll give my review on the story and the screen play which many ppl say they have not liked… We all say certain things are not good.. i give u a page long equation to and say this is brilliant .. u aint gonna agree with me because u havent understood the equation at all…. So this is the case with dasavatharam.. First forget abt all tamil movies u have watched recently and get into the mood of understanding chaos theory … so i ll explain chaos theory first with my own examples… Say alice comes to u ans asks u “whts the time..” u find ur watch is not working and look for the time in cell phone.. but ur cell phone is locked and is in ur packet.. and u take it out , unlock the cell phone see the time and tell it to alice.. Alice says thanks Bob and turns back to find a car abt to run over a blind man.. and Alice Shouts out to tht blind man and saves him… Now chaos theory.. if u ,Bob, had ur watch working , Alice wud have left the place long ago and wudnt have seen the car and the blind man in the right time to save it… So u locking the cell phone and keeping it in ur paccket has palyed a important role in saving a blind man.. infact this locking of cell phone could have beem triggered by some other event .. so it might be tht event tht saved the blind man… So THIS is chaos Theory … So view the story of dasa in terms of this… its difficult to understand.. but the pleasure and insight u get after understanding it is unbounded.. its like a maternity of a mother… its diff to go thro it but after tht its splendid( i hope i didnt mess up with the example) Now Think abt each role tht comes in the movie u will find the zig-zaw complete… the 12th century kamal , if he had been saved by GOD in tht instance, the stone would not have gone to the ocean to trigger a tectonic imbalance to cause a tsunami 1000 years later.. so if u just view it as seperate events, it makes no sense.. but the second event is highly because of the magnification of the effect of first event.. similair to the keeping the cell phone locked insied ur pocket has no significance to u .. but it means a life to some body else… i am not saying ..his life is in cell phone.. but considering the series of events happening , ur cell phone played a big role .. this is called BUTTERFLY effect.. a small movement of the wings of butterfly might get magnified as a big hurricane some where else… Now so in a sequence of events , say the place where fletcher kills the japaneese guys sister.. if he hadnt done tht, he wud not have met his end later.. So its all wht we call Karma.. the pros and cons of any event.. ppl who just see the event are not amused at it.. but those who take the pain of going thro of pros and cons get a joy no bounds.. And some have been questioning if bullets can cure cancer… cancer cells are there in each of us body…. cancer cells are dangerous when their number in our body grows alarmingly… so wht the docs do is just cut out those bad cancers cells growing at faster rate… the bullet simply did tht.. infact anything tht cuts it off cures cancer to tell it in a simple way(though cancer is not as simple as tht .. just for the sake of understanding there is nothing logically flawed) .. and the bullet did tht … SO to put it in a nut shell not even many hollywood ppl have thought of chaos theory much .. few films have come on tht and an INDIAN film is based on chaos theory . So ppl if u dont understand the story dont consider the story to be stupid, the story is indeed cleverly woven and is right in front of u .. all it takes is a bit of grey cells work to discover the joy …. Now Kamal has suceeded in tht.. Hats off to him for being so creative… Though the movie is at places showing off the indian graphics standard , at most of the first half and climx fight, its world class… and its worth a thrice watch atleast … __________________ If you want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you then its going to be yours forever, if it doesnt then its never going to be yours. […]

  2. Hey didnt read this one fully… gen skimmed thru it.
    Well a stone causing techtonic imabalance causing a Tsunami several years later… which is supported by the well accepted/researched chaos theory.

    Scientists have proved that it is possible for a tornado(I guess I have chosen the right one, anyways… still one can argue that cyclones/hurricanes can also form) because of a butterfly. Everything seems perfectly alright.

    BUT… quantum theory says almost anything and everything is possible. what about a movie where nothing goes right for the hero and the villain keeps succeeding and at the climax suddenly the villain disappearing and going to some imaginary dimension, a theory well supported quantum mechanics?
    Sounds crap/sophistical?
    Whatever you answer for this question, I can prove you self contradicting.
    🙂
    Anyways it is a nice post. Keep the good work going. Just went thru the other entries. Seems like Kamal has worked a lot for this movie. What a man! he is certainly increasing the standards of tamil cinema industry.

    Jay

    June 21, 2008 at 3:24 pm

  3. @ jay : u are welcomed to give a moivie on quantum theory . but i can assure u one small thng . whn ppl find such a simple chaos story confusing , think of movies like butterfly effect for the indian cinema. so ur quantum theory concept might just go unnoticed by everyone.

    Sathya Narayanan

    June 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm

  4. Quantum mechanics movie was just an example to make my point. Yeah, what you say is true.
    It seems very tough striking the optimal balance between creativity, science, philosophy(Anbae sivam) and entertainment. Most of the time the artist fails and the good news is that Kamal has not given up so far.

    So u r in comp sci 4th year?
    This is Jayavel. I am doing civil engi.

    Jay

    June 21, 2008 at 4:43 pm

  5. superb movie evermade in india

    priyadarshini

    June 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm

  6. The best part I liked about the movie is the layers that lie beneath. Yes most of the blogs have explained the Scientific aspect of it, which is the choas theory, but there is also a religious side to it which is the Dasavatharam ( Or the 10th form of the God Vishnu)

    According to Hindu philosphy, God in Kaliyugam ( present yuga) would take the 10th form to save the world – that is the Dasavatharam. It has also claimed that this Avatar would emerge from the Oceans, which is also mentioned in the song which Asin sings with the Patti.

    I really liked the way he has oven Science and Religion is beautiful fashion.

    Marupa

    July 5, 2008 at 10:48 pm

  7. chaos theory….!it is a given,that all actions transfer energy.though goals as intended in quantum, space, direction ,time,end use may not be realised , due to the other intervening factors of under/over estimation of requirement-the friction,obstacles cropping up ,having not been factored in.
    thus the butterfly’s waffling when channelled through an unknown funnel may create a tornado/typhoon/cyclone/tsunami some-unexpected-where.!
    the string is the energy and all the visible beads,gems/,are the bumps& pits ,and unknown channel are results of the action/reactions borne out of the interactions of the players in this well planned scenarioed executed plot of the master intellect.nothing random /chaotic.. the actions-reactions are those arising out of the composition of the building blocks each of the organisms have in the universe–limiting it to atsunami on this planet is aprofiling of the limited intelligence of the pr-dir.- the beauty of the script of the master intellect is that the element of freewill is ever present and always we r offered a choice to take fate into our hands-shape it and redirect…total unwavering faith in this element that we r endowed with this ability is 1st prerequisite ,the total belief that it can be done only by seaching and churning inthe recesses of our mind and using all our senses concentratedly to alter the script is possible.And the that evolution is what gets covered in the script of the master under the head”options”!!..it is not chaos- it is devised script…
    and it should have been DASAMAAVATHAARAM- the 10th , and not the dasa-10
    it is no doubt a good limited attempt to be taken further more evolved than kamal hasan

    param

    April 12, 2011 at 12:25 am


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