Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dasavatharam Trailer

After the photos and audio for Kuruvi, things are finally heating up for Kamal's Dasavatharam also. The high-profile audio launch, supposed to be attended by Jackie Chan, Amitabh Bachan, Mammooty, Vijay and Karunanidhi, is slated for this Friday and the trailer for the film is also out.

Considering Kamal's reputation for high standards and the hype surrounding this movie, I was a little disappointed about how the trailer is put together. Like most trailers, it is just a collage of random shots from the movie. There is no hint about the storyline or even snippets of dialogs. On the other hand, I'm pleasantly surprised that we got glimpses of so many of Kamal's roles. Considering his record on the dwarf role in Aboorva Sagodharargal, I thought he would keep the actual roles a secret right upto the movie's release but I think I saw many of his get-ups including the Vaishnavite, the American(which gives him the change to engage in his favorite lip-lock), the Punjabi and the old lady. I may spot a few more on future viewings. But in the end, the trailer does do its job of raising our anticipation for the film. Many of the sequences look grand and it looks like we're in for a real treat.

20 Comments:

At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are spot on ... all the hype around this movie has done that effectively... HIGH EXPECTATION. Granduer has always been Kamal's forte and as his reputation for perfection has attested, this trailer may be a tad disappointing. But nevertheless, let's pause and savour the moment for the arrival of mega Dasa...

 
At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yipee can't wait to watch.

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Matrix said...

You can't expect more from the trailer at this point of time.

Looks like Caucasian Kamal kisses in a traditional indian way, damn :(

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger Bart said...

The trailer potrays an action-intense movie with very little softer portions in the film. But 10 roles (chinese, american, punjabi, aborigine, normal, vaishnavite, old lady etc) and their linking might be a worthy treat. The trailer doesn't give hints of the music. But I am very curious to hear Himesh reshamaiya's music for the vaishnavite portion, if there are any songs. Devi sri prasad might still secure pass marks.. Rahman / IR combo/solo would've suited anyday better..

 
At 2:51 AM, Blogger Suresh Kumar said...

Devi has lifted Spider Man-3 score for Dasavathaaram trailer

http://backgroundscore.blogspot.com/2008/04/dasavathaaram-trailer-devi-sri-prasad.html

 
At 6:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not one bit disappointed. In fact i can hardly contain my excitement. N i'm not even a kamal fan. So i'm realy lokoing forward to this one. And i almost missed the american. unbelievable!

-Megan

 
At 7:12 AM, Blogger skanda said...

From the trailer, it looks like a a very intense film. i can see that there is some kind of urgency running through trailer. i think the vaishnavite potions forms the Background of the film since the emphasis is on that. I love the still of Kamal chained with the Vishnu Idol. it's mindblowing!!

 
At 7:51 AM, Anonymous vijay said...

I hope it lives up to its hype. I heard that it is a remake of a spanish film which involves time travel by the lead character to save the environment and the world. I agree that still of Kamal submerged along with the idol is impressive. However Himesh Reshamiya is a strange choice for the music. Lets hope Kamal sets things right

 
At 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. The movie is a a legitimate remake of a TV movie "Tempus Fugit". Kamal bought the rights to that movie. It will be interesting to see whether the original finds mention in the credits.

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Munimma said...

Like minds :-) well, a little bit at least. blogged the same

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

Same here, Balaji. A little disappointed. But then, like many have said, there is only so much that you can do with a trailer :)

Though Himesh is not someone whose music I look forward to, I am sure Kamal would have gotten the tunes that he wanted (like he did with SEL in Aalavandhaan).

And yes, the possible connection between Tempus Fugit & Dasavatharam has been doing the rounds for sometime now. Karthick of Milliblog wrote about this last year:

http://itwofs.com/milliblog/2007/06/02/tempus-fugit-catalan-enric-folch/

 
At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Ram said...

trailer looks pretty good...i just hope that the film lives up to all the hype thats been building up for the past couple of years...
some of the images look awesome and my eyes popped out at...yes, that image of kamal being submerged in water...i just hope that kamal hasnt made something thats not "accessible" to the audience...we'll wait and see.

 
At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dasavatharam Storyline as told by one of the assistant directors --
The movie begins with King Kulothunga of Tanjore played by Napoleon loosing the war. Frustrated by this mockery, he throws the statue of a goddess into the sea. In the same town, lives an ordinary old man who is an atheist. Though he has no faith in God, he is the one to hop and take hold of statue that is thrown into the sea…

The story immediately shifts to 21st century from 12th century and we have a foreigner tracing the same statue with the group of CIA agents among whom Malikka Sherawat is the one. In Chennai, it’s a police cop to tries save the statue from the clutches of foreigners. So how does one of the Kamal along with the help of Asin gets back the statue forms the crux of story. Also buzzes are that the statue seems to be a biological weapon and that’s reason a great hunt goes for it…

Pushpa

 
At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Stranger said...

Balaji,
I agree with your comments on the trailer. the trailor doesn't really convey anything clearly unlike other mega budget movies in the past like Anniyan or Sivaji. even the BGM was ok. I think it's going to yet another pucca commercial entertainer from the Kamal-Ravi Kumar. Hope the movie doesn't turn out to be another Alavandhan type! I liked the Iyengar get-up of Kamal. Though the get up reminds me of Hey Ram, he looks absolutely macho in that getup! Like many others can't wait for the most expected movie of the year!

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

anon, oh yeah. that was a minor gripe. on the whole, i'm happy we get to see something :)

anon, me too :)

matrix, i think we can :) and that comment was hilarious :)

bart, yeah how kamal links the 10 characters is whats going to save or sink the movie, i think. without a good thread, the roles may come off looking like gimmicks :)

suresh, didn't catch that from the first viewing. will chk out the link tonite :)

Megan, i can hardly contain my excitement either. the disappointment was just over the fact the trailer didn't give us even a hint about the story :)

skanda, either that or they might've just picked the chase and action scenes for the trailer :)

vijay/anon, first time i'm hearing about that! thanx :)

munimma, no surprise there :)

filbert, i do think kamal could've done more. i think 'sivaji' trailer was great in that respect. gave us a good idea of the flavor of the entire film :)

ram, after 'aalavandaan' and 'hey ram' i think he learned a lesson about accessibility. gotta wait and see :)

Pushpa, sounds interesting though it differs a bit from the story I heard. lets wait and see :)

stranger, those 2 movies u mention were the exact 2 movies i was thinking about when i wrote about the movie not giving us more than a bunch of scenes put together :)

 
At 6:38 PM, Blogger skanda said...

Kuruvi trailer is out already...check it out..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pki4O9PsqWc

 
At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

after spending 2 yrs and crores of oscar ravi's money i hope its not aalavaandan revisited. i dont understand what jackie has to do with song release, another one of his megalomaniac ventures.

hope for all involved the runs,, doesnt give me much hope from the trailor,not even 10percent of maaruthanayagam.

-kp

-kp

 
At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard the soundrack...nothing special at all except for Hariharan Song. Hope the movie dosn't do the same! So far this year the best i've seen is Santosh Subramaniam. Genelia should win some sort of Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress Award.

-Hari (toronto)

 
At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Ravi K said...

I agree, music is nothing special. A movie this big needed someone better than Himesh Reshamiya.

I hope the movie isn't a bloated mess.

 
At 6:34 AM, Anonymous Ananth said...

http://www.jackiechan.com/message_view?cid=1048

JC's message on the trip to India.

 

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