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Evanescent Thoughts

The mapping of each ten roles to avatars in dasavatharam

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One thing we had noticed is why people didn’t get the real subtext and reason for the various roles and hence the title.
If you knew the real dasavatharams of Lord Vishnu and their characters you can appreciate the script more.
Let me explain, starting with the best adapted role:

1. Krishna avatar – Vincent Poovaraghavan
Lord krishna is actually a dalit, he is dark-skinned [shyamalam]. He saved draupadi when she was being violated and he was the actual diplomat in mahabharatham. Lord krishna dies of an arrow striking his lower leg. Now look at how vincent was introduced.. he appears when asin is about to be molested and he saves her like draupadi. Vincent is the dalit diplomat, fights for land issue [soil issue to be exact] and dies from the metal rod striking his leg. Oh even five of vincent’s men are drugged at P. Vasu’s.. sounds familiar???

2. Balarama avatar – Balarama naidu
This is an easy given. as the name suggests and the role personifies you can easily get it.

3. Mathsya avatar – Ranagaraja nambi
nambi is thrown into water in an act of trying to save lord from being thrown into sea, though vainly. what more clue do you want?

4. Varaha avatar – Krishnaveni paatti
During the mukunda song, krishnaveni paatti does varaha avatar in the shadow puppetry. The frame freezes on it for a second. there is the clue. Moreover, in varaha avatar lord actually hides earth so as to protect life forms. Here too krishnaveni hides the germs – life form inside the statue so as to protect.

5. Vamana avatar – Kalifulla khan
remember in vamana avatar, lord vishnu takes the vishvaroopa, that is the giant form! Hence the giant kalifulla here symbolises vamana avatar.

6. Parasurama avatar – Christian Fletcher
Parasurama is actually on an angry killing spree and killed 21 generations of the particular kshatriya vamsa. Hence the real KILLER… Guess what thats what our Fletcher is! He comes around with the gun [modern upgrade for axe] and kills everyone around. I have to check if he kills 21 people though.

7. Narasimha avatar – Shingen Narahashi
first of all the name itself is a play on the words singam [means lion in tamil] and narasimha [the avatar being symbolised]. Lord Narasimha manifests himelf to kill the bad guy and he also teaches prahaladha. In the movie, he shows up to kill the killer fletcher! and is also a teacher.. Lord Narasimha had to kill the asura with bare hands and hence the martial arts exponent here.. get it?

8. Rama avatar – Avatar Singh
Lord Rama stands for the one man one woman maxim, kind of symbolising true love.. Here Avatar portrays that spirit by saying that he loves his woman more than anything and wants to live for her.

9. Kalki avatar – Govindaraj Ramasamy
As you know, the hero in kaliyug can be none other than the Kalki avatar!!!

10. Koorma avatar – Bush
This is the most loose adaptation I couldn’t clearly comprehend. But if you look at the real koorma avatar, the lord is the turtle/tortoise that helps in stirring the ksheera sagara and bringing out the amruth. This essentially creates war among the devas and asuras. Similarly today Bush facilitates war between you know whom… May be Kamal also indicates that this avatar is a bit dumb like the tortoise…

This is just a bad attempt to provide the reason for the title…;P

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Written by Sathya Narayanan

June 17, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Posted in Dasavatharam, Kamal

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  1. Excellent work man……………..send one copy to Sify as well

    prashanth

    June 17, 2008 at 6:36 pm

  2. sify needs bashes

    Sathya Narayanan

    June 17, 2008 at 7:11 pm

  3. YOu got it a bit wrong dude. I think each of the characters are a mix of the avatars.

    Poovarahan is actually Bhoo-varahan (since the phonetics Poo and bhoo have the same alphabet in tamil), signfying the varaha avtar that saved BHoomi devi, which in the film Poovarahan strives to save (the sand and the earth quite literally)
    Poovarahan may therefore be both Krishna and Varaha

    Krishnaveni paati actaully does all the avatars in the puppet show, not just varaha..

    Jai aiyer

    June 17, 2008 at 8:01 pm

  4. wow !!!

    viji

    June 18, 2008 at 1:51 am

  5. hey good explaination!

    sonia nair

    June 20, 2008 at 6:56 pm

  6. Interesting avatar mapping..but am sorry to say..it wasnt only me..it was quite a lot of people’s opinion in the theatre..and otherwise that fletcher looked really bad..am surprised u cant see it..blinded by ur love for kamal i see? 😉 haha..but yeah i should take my hubby for Santosh Subramanium..only thing it never released here in Calcutta.

    funkyuncensored

    June 30, 2008 at 12:03 pm

  7. u are a real genius…gr8 work buddy…I doubt if even kamal thought about this..lol!

    abinesh

    July 8, 2008 at 11:27 pm

  8. Gosh!! what now..lets take ramayan and try to map kuruvi vijay’s fight for diamond with rama’s fight for getting back seetha..u have just wasted ur imagination on this. And hope kamal notices it probly he can use it:)

    Critic

    September 10, 2008 at 3:27 pm

  9. Thanx alot,good job

    karthik

    November 5, 2009 at 7:54 pm

  10. When do we expect coming of Bhagavan Kalki… an Avatar of present era… a messiah competent to uplift Dharma (righteousness)! In times of strife… when mutual trust amongst each other reaches its lowest ebb… coming of a messiah (Avatar) gets necessitated! Even man gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed fail in such circumstances!

    Who shall be Bhagavan Kalki is the biggest question! Coming of a man god coupled with powers of Chanakya (most able administrator in history of mankind) is only solution! Humanity looks forward to such a one… an ordinary mortal that against all odds upholds Dharma (righteousness) and succeeds in re-establishing peace tranquility abound!

    godrealized

    March 4, 2010 at 7:40 pm

  11. kalki avathaar is in future…today maybe the future!!!?
    the time has to be ripe.
    any farmer will tell you that timing is what is important…so will any stocmarket operator sailor demagogue
    ..the field should be well ploughed muddy-moist, the continuity of water assured by rain or irrigation,- meaning the season,(conditions both should be right , before even planting- the crop should be harvested with enough right time in hand to reap, thresh ,garner, air the crop ,transport, store it and sell when the price is right or your need is demanding -the right time and conditions..
    the kalki is within us and among us ..
    remember rama and krishna were among the populace then.
    . they focussed all their senses on the job in hand , churned the milk of knowledge to get cream butter ghee-amrit; to use it as a medicineORgathered/kifted knocked off, panhandled the loose matter around the gem in the mudlump then cut it polished it and took the required action to cleanse the earth off of the cancer!! used it as a sclapel laser and what have you — end use –weedicide… you destroy the weeds.. the nature will take over and reorganise it to deliver benign manna..rama or krishna or any of the avathaars of the godhead did not people/superimpose the universe with GOOD… the good is always present.. when the script is followed.. they simply removed the transegressors root and branch and gave the option!! ABIDE BY THE RULES OF NATURE OF SHARING THE GOOD /GOODS(WEALTH)AND SUPPORTING THOSE IN SORROW..NATURE WILL LOOK AFTER EVRYONE ACCORDING TO HIS INTENT ABILITY EFFORT.
    WHEN THE RIPE FRUIT IS HUNG ONTO IT ROTS AND IS CAUSE OF DISEASE…SO TIMING AND CONDITIONS WILL TAKE OVER..THE HOUR PRODUCES THE MAN..A BUSH TO RID US OF SADDAM, A CHURCHILL TO RID A HITLER GORBY- MARX-STALIN ET AL. SO THE KALKI IS AT HAND EITHER AS A SPORE ..OR AS AN IDEA.WAIT IF U WANT SOMEONE TO COME AND HELP.. THE ENERGIES THAT R UNDISTRACTEDLY PROTRACTEDLY DEVOTED TO ACHIEVE WILL DECIDE THE RESULT ELSE.
    MANY R CALLED FEW R CHOSEN ONE ONLY WILL LEAD AND “”DELIVER””
    R U THE 1??
    WHILE ON IT MY FRIENDS ABOVE ,SHOULD KNOW ,THAT IF THERE WAS NO TORTOISE(KOORMA AVATHAARA).. NO AMRIT NO DHANWANTARI NO DEVAS… NO HEAVEN NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO EXCEPT—might is right- BEWAREwhen the devas transgressed the norms they too were not spared!!!
    so no Bush ,perpetration of tyranny in that form that grew too big for its boots- became a rotten fruit,,,
    this is true even in our homes too!
    if we outlive our usefulness ,we become garbage to be disposed and thank u nonrecyclable !
    adios

    param

    April 12, 2011 at 1:28 am


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