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Awesome Analysis on Ten roles

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i found this at this site and cudnt resist posting it here because its just awesome compilation of the ten roles…Β  great work done by this blogger
1. Rangaraja Nambi[A Staunch Vaishnavite]

– Brilliant body language.
– Fierce Acting.
– Awesome dialogue delivery.
– Amazing body ( Cant even imagine Kamal is 50 plus )

Look out for the scene when Kamal is forced to say Om Namah Sivayah . He starts singing Om Namooo and ends saying Narayanaya….Chanceless !!!

Also when Napoleon says so many “Arivom’s” to Nambi, he says that the god has made even him to say so many “Hari Om”…. Really Brilliant Dialogue !!

2. Govindaraj [ A Scientist ]

– Yet another Hero Kamal.
– Great Acting.
– Typical Kamal (includes all his qualities), looking more younger compared to his recent past.

Dialogues towards the climax, regarding GOD, were typical Kamal πŸ˜‰

Govindaraj : “Naan Kadavul Ilainnu Sollalla..Irundha Nallayirukumnu Thaan Sollraen “


Asin To Kamal [In train] :
Asin : Indha kindal ellam venam..
Ulla unga vial irrukko ellaiyoo.. adha perumal ‘sagupadi ‘ panniduvaar.
Kamal : Ayyo Ellarum ‘saagum badi ‘ aayidunga

Kamal digging sand to keep vial in cold temperature..
Andal : Enna pandrael…??
Govind : Inga konjam eeraama irruku
Andal : Adhan enna pandrel nu ketten… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

After Lorry-Car Accident..[Inside Lorry]
Aandal : Edhukku Velakka Anachael ???
Govind : Current Micham pidikka…. WILL YOU SHUT UP…!!!
Aandal : You Shut Up.. Get Up !!
Govind : Shut Up ah Get Up ??
Aandal : Edho Oru Uppu… Uppungo..
Ippo Uppuraela Illiya..!
Govind : Enna Thamizh da.. Appa !

[CRAZY MOHAN SIZZLES with his dialogues]


Fletcher : You cant get ‘away’ with this.
Govindaraj : No, I can get ‘a way’ with this.

3. Christian Fletcher [ Ex CIA Agent ]

Enna STYLE, …. Chance Eh Illa !!!
– Great Dialogue Delivery And Accent.
– Clearly one of the Best Villains… Really Cool Villain !!!

Really SUPER Dialogues by FLETCHER like,

Dr.Sethu : She’s a pro!
Fletcher : Yaa, i know that , am asking about the language !!

Fletcher: You talking to me ????
A TRIBUTE to Robert De Niro’s “Taxi Driver” mannerism.
Kamal was just awesome…

Fletcher Showing his frustration by telling “SHIT DAMN BRAM (Chidhambram)”

4. American President George Bush

– Really Wonderful English Accent ( He showed clear variation in accent between Fletcher and Bush )
– Make Up Really looks like Mr. Bush
– Hilarious Dialogues Making fun Of MR. Bush….!!!

Clever Mockery….. Like….,,

Mr. Bush: What’s NaCl ??

Mr. Bush: “Can’t we put a nuclear Bomb over that and stop it.” [ Hilarious and clear mockery of Bush’s affinity towards WARs and Bombs ]

Mr. Bush : ” Can you explain it to me? ”
Bush’s Associate : ” President, it is bit complicated. ”
Mr. Bush : ” Then don’t explain it. ”

He He…. Lol…

5. Balaram Naidu [ An intelligence official (RAW) of the Government of India ]

– Make Up looks Very Very Real.
– Sama Humour.
– Wonderful “Golti” Accent.
– Very Good Body language as a Stout Man.
– The Sequence with Balaram And Krishnaveni Paati, really Good

My Favourite Dialogues,

Balaram Naidu : ” Intha side Narasima Rao intha side Appa Rao….2 Rao um senthu ravoda rava kandu pidinga…” ……..hilarious dialogues.

Balaram Naidu : “Enga Yaenna 1st night ah nadakuthu Orae light eriyaaaaa..!!”

Balaram Naidu : “Terrific scientist ah, ila Scientific terrorist ah ?? ”

Courier company guy: Narashima rao
Balaram Naidu : Teluga ??
Courier company guy: Illa kannadigaru
Balaram Naidu : Problem inta, rendu bashaikum same script thane !!

Balaram Naidu : “I am from andhra and i am speaking in tamil….you are a tamilian and you are speaking in english…aprom tamil vazhga…valzharga nu sonna…eppadi tamil valaraum! “…………. Witty Mockery !!!

Balaram Naidu : Un paer enna?
Kalifulla : “Kalifulla khan”
Balaram Naidu : hmm… Athan ippadi fulla irukiya!!!!
Kalifulla : !!!

Appa Rao : “He can speak five languages in Telugu”.

Balaram Naidu : Vaaya “Light house”oo. (at Kalifulla Khan ).. Afghan dress potturukka..
‘Yeni ‘ madhiri Uyarama irrukka…..Nee enna ‘BIN LADDER’ ah ??….. he he… πŸ™‚

Kalifulla : Lorry kar idichuttu poytar sir !!
Balaram Naidu : Correct ah sollu lorry ah car ah ?….. πŸ™‚

6. Avatar Singh [ A Famous Pop Singer ]

– Kamal looks just like A Sikh… Wonderful.
– Awesome song. [Kamal sung the song “Oh Oh Sanam”]

– Had a small role to play in the movie.. But was neat enough and interlinked to the sequence off events happening in the story.- His Chemistry with Jayapradha is nostalgic.

7. Krishnaveni Paati [ A 95 Year Old Woman ]

– Awesome Makeup and body language.
– Kamal made him look like jus 4.5 feet tall… Really Wonderful !!
– In Mukundha Song after those paper’s were burnt Paati makes some smart moves and make sure all Dasavathar’s are projected well by making use of some small items like bucket etc… Thats good as well !!! Great touch…hats off Kamal and Vaali.

– Hilarious Dialogues In a an unimaginably Perfect Accent of an old Lady,

Krishnaveni Paati says: ” Romba traffic jam, adhan flyover la vandhuten”.

-Paati’s relative says “Unga pilla sigappa thaan iruppaan”.He meant that in the photo she carries– also we can notice tht her son’s fair..!.!..but she replies to him..””Ulla aana sigappu thaanda , Veyil’la thaan velila maathram karuthu ponaan “.
Awesome touch.. !!!

8. Vincent Poovaraghavan [ A Dalit Leader ]

– Make Up was so realistic that it dint look a bit like Kamal
– Nagercoil Accent wonderful
Body language…. As always SUPERRR !!!
– Great Dialogues

Kabilan: “Oru paanaikku oru padi soru…”
Vincent Poovaraghavan : ” Ithu periya paanai, unnum narraiya kottu…”
Again hilarious !!!

9. Kalifulla Khan [ A Tall Muslim ]

– Tall and innocent Muslim youth.

– Makeup Did look bit awkward, But making him look tall was amazing..!!!
– Strange Accent.
– Dint Have a Big Role 2 Play in the movie, But was a part of all the incidents which finally lead to the climax… [Chaos Theory ]

A Scene After Kalifulla (Baby) is rescued from the Car accident…

Kalifulla Khan : Thambi kaal maatikichhu..
KR Vijaya : Kaal Maatina enna, Vaay irukku illa…!
Kalifulla Khan : Illa Vaayladhan Thambi Kaal Maatikuchu..
The Boy(Thambi) : Vaay ah… ?? Naa Otta nu Nenachen..!!
Kalifulla Khan : Otta Than….. Otta Vaay !! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

10. Shingen Narahashi [ A Japanese martial arts teacher ]

– Great Make Up [ Many couldn identify that it was Kamal ]
– Awesome Stunts
– Kamal has tried his hand in speaking Japanese TOOO !!
– Nice Dialogues [ Althogh Very Few ]
-The word “TSUNAMI RUN RUN” is first uttered by him is good thinking.They only know about tsunami better….. Great thinking Kamal.

Scene Dialogues !!!

Fletcher 2 Shingen: Remember HIROSHIMA ???
Shingen 2 Fletcher: Remember PEARL HARBOUR ???
Sama PUNCH !!!!!!!

Shingen Narahashi at Fletcher: “You wanna die slowly or quickly ?? “


Written by Sathya Narayanan

June 25, 2008 at 6:21 pm

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Official Stills of Ten Avatars of Dasavatharam

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2. George W Bus(h)

3. Govind Ramasamy ( Bio Scientist)

4. Avatar Singh ( Pop Singer)

5. Narhasi (Japaneese Fighter)

6. Krishan Veni Paati ( Mentally Disordered)

7. Ranga Raja Nambhi (12th Century Character)

8. Kalifullah Khan ( 8 feet high Muslim)

9. Fletcher ( Ex CIA Agent and the Villain)

10. Vincent Poovaraghan ( Activist)

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June 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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Dasavatharam-The Link between the 12th Century and 21st Century Avatars!!

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The 1st scene is perfectly connected to the climax, remember what Kamal says in the 1st scene, that he will not say “Om Nama Shivaya” , but Asin tells him to chant it , but still Kamal refuses , ( in this kamal in his story tries to tell that ) Nambi believes in his god more than anything, but Asin feels “Its ok if we change the god or chant other god’s name, its life thats most important.” Now if u see the climax its JUST OPPOSITE…. Kamal doesn’t believe in god much and values lives of people the most…. but Asin deeply believes in god and that too this dialogue comes when both Asin and Kamal’s hand is on the god which came from the sea , and it also means that they are getting united from the place they departed hundreds of years back ( Kamal and Asin).The connection between the 1st scene and the climax in the movie shows the generation circle combined with supernatural powers of GOD and destiny…..!!

Another explanation(and this is slightly far fetched— as explained earlier) is that Govind is in fact the reincaranation of Nambi. As Nambi he couldn’t protect God and died in the name of God.In order to fulfill his Karma,he is reincarnated as Govind Ramasamy who ultimately saves the world from destruction.The idol in the end somewhat hints to this theory; his story began with the idol and it ends with the idol.
As far as the connection with Nambi character and events in 12th Century goes…
The connection is based on the “Butterfly effect “.

When Govind and Andal goes to the bury the idol in the sands, Andal will stumble on a particular stone couple of times…This is the same stone as the one from 12th Century hen Kothai rips her Thaali and flings it at Kulothunga Chozan…it will end up hanging on the stone. So, the implied message here is Andal is Kothai reborn in the 21s century.
During the encounter with Santhana Bharathi in the sand quarry, it is repeat of the incident from 12th century. Instead of Kulothunga Chozhan, it is the Sand Mafia which tries to inflict damage on the land.
This movie is a brilliant juxtaposition of independent characters whose paths cross, if only briefly, which is stunning example of Chaos Theory.

The idol that is drowned in the sea along with Rangarajan in 12th century by Chozha king results in a fault being developed at the bottom of the ocean and creates tremors more than 800 years later. These tremors result in the Tsunami. This again is a classic case of Butterfly Effect wherein a seemingly inconcsequential event (the drowing of the idol) saves Tamil Nadu from being wiped out off the face of the earth.

But actually kamal has not left anything for our imagination… Explanation struck the right chord, Kamal does tell to Asin in a dialogue that idol which gets sunken back then gets struck between the tectonic plates under the sea and causes tsunami…
Many people missed this dialogue i guess. Kamal’s accent was so very perfect Tamil, that many people missed it…. Being perfect Is a Problem by Itself !!! πŸ™‚

Although the explanation is a least possible theory, that is what “Chaos Theory” And “Butterfly Effect” are all about.
Its not just the statue that caused the tsunami, but it just started a large chain of effects which kept multiplying exponentially and finally lead to it after 800 years….!!
Why just say this concept is perfectly illogical… it is possible… thats what i have been explaining all the while !!!

The story line is that things going wrong are made to be right which involves many people and countries knowingly or unknowingly.

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June 18, 2008 at 11:55 am

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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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June 17, 2008 at 6:11 pm

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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)Β  .. 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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June 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm

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