Vishwaroopam (2013) Movie Review | 13 Critic Reviews | Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar

cast:

Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Jaideep Ahlawat, Shekhar Kapur, Samrat Chakrabarti, Nassar, Miles Anderson, Naren Weiss, James Babson

Vishawaroopam Posterdirection:

Kamal Haasan

story:

Kamal Haasan, Rutvik Oza

screenplay:

Kamal Haasan

dialogue:

Atul Tiwari

cinematography:

Sanu Varghese

music:

Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani

produced by:

S. Chandrahasan, Kamal Haasan, Prasad Vara Potlur

language:

weird aggregate rating 4.1/10Tamil, Hindi (Vishwaroop)

genre:

Action, Drama

release date:

25-January-2013
run time:
148 minutes
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Budget-
95 Crores*
Box Office-
Overall Worldwide - 190 Crores*

Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Book My Show -Editor Rating-4
They say any publicity is good publicity. Which is exactly why more than double the usual suspects showed up to watch Vishwaroop.  Sheer curiosity. I don’t know whose sentiments were hurt by the film. Why the ban and why the fuss?To make things worse, it goes from bad to worse as each half hour
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-5
You hail 'Allah Hu Akbar', whisper the words 'Pakistani Muslims' or even 'Muslims' in Indian films these days and voila! You land yourself in a nationwide protest. Similar seems to have happened with South Superstar Kamal Haasan had to literally fight a battle to release
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  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-5
First thing, all that ban drama was unnecessary. Vishwaroop is Kamal Haasan's comment on terrorism and the Muslim identity. In doing so, the veteran proves he is a creative artist who fully understands the subject and knows how to present it without resorting to undue rhetoric.
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  •  Filmfare -Rahul Gangwani Rating-5
In one scene, Kamal Haasan is asked whether he’s a hero or a villain. He says both. Likewise, Vishwaroop as a film is good and bad in equal measure. In the last few years, there have been a slew of Indian films based on terrorism. Vishwaroop being the latest one. But to give credit to this action-thriller
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  •  Rediff -Prasanna D Zore Rating-4
The spy-hero’s dumb wife, who happens to have a doctorate in radioactive oncology, and who gets to show she is no showpiece in the film as the climax builds up, puts a microwave over a remote that the one-eyed terrorist tries to detonate from inside an aeroplane and bingo the ‘dirty’ nuclear bomb fails
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-5
I'm happy to report that Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroop (the Hindi version of his Tamil film Vishwaroopam that became embroiled in controversy) contains nothing that might offend any community. Set around and after the events of 9/11, the film contains a message of anti-terrorism, but never anti-Muslim.
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  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-6
Let's see now. What did I get offended by in 'Vishwaroop' ? By the fact that Kamal Haasan plays an effeminate dance teacher in an American town? No, Kamal has proven he is good at both classical dancing and being limp-wristed, on screen. Or by the fact that his wife is played by a girl who looks young
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  •  Rediff -Aseem Chhabra Rating-5
Haasan’s intricate plot that spends substantial time in Taliban controlled and Al Qaeda run Afghanistan, and then brings the terrorists in the heart of New York City is not intentionally offensive to Muslims. The filmmaker presents us with the reality of these Islamic groups
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  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-6
Intentions of this film and the maker are good. Kamal's performance is A-grade. However the film fails, especially in the second half because there are no lump-in-the-throat moments; nor is there any shock and awe.Vishwaroop doesn't offer you anything you haven't heard or seen before.
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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
But the post-interval portions lose focus. The writing isn't persuasive in this hour, especially towards the middle of the second hour and even otherwise, the narrative seems prolonged towards the concluding stages [it's an open end, with Kamal Haasan declaring his ambitious plans for a sequel].
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-6
Vishwaroop has to be admired for its scale and ambition. Director, co-producer, co-writer and hero Kamal Haasan isattempting here to launch a franchise for himself. This first installment includes RAW agents, al Qaeda operatives, Osama Bin Laden and something called a cesium bomb
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  •  Mid Day -Janhavi Samant Rating-6
The basic problem with Vishwaroop is its inconsistent pace. For some strange reason, many dramatic scenes have been repeated, and in the same order and perspective of their edit. Somewhere it trips the pace of the film and makes it stodgy. The plot too is a little dense, considering that it is unfolding
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  •  Pardaphash -Faisal Saif Rating-4
As usual, Before I start reviewing the film, Let me assure you Vishwaroop does not hurt any community's sentiments in any ways. This whole 'Ban Vishwaroopam' heat in the Press and Media was for real or created, I am now confused after watching Vishwaroop.
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weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 4.1/10

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Vishwaroopam (2013)
4.1 out of 10
based on
13 reviews.