Kamal Hasan is undoubtedly one of the finest actors of the Indian Cinema. Without engrossing himself into an image circle, he entertained all segments of audience, especially both mass and class alike. Now he is coming up with Dasavataram, penned by himself, which is scheduled to hit the theaters world wide on 13th June.
It is the idea of Kamal that shaped up into Dasavataram and K.S.Ravikumar is on board to execute it. Megaproducer Oscar Ravichandran stepped into produce this magnum opus that went on with production for 2 years. Some sources say that the film is done with a whopping budget of 70 crores. The producer himself said that the film is the costliest film ever made in South India.
As if the curiosity factor on the film is not enough, audio function of the film is done at a grand scale. Jackie Chan graced the event sharing the dais were also Indian Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Tamilnadu CM Karunanidhi. Himesh Reshmiya composed music for the film. Songs became an instant hit. However, the lyrics received criticism and even got the wrath of Public Interest Litigations for the lyrics in one song that takes the side of the Vaishnavites. Himesh Reshmiya composed only the songs for the film while Devisri Prasad was roped in for re-recording of the film.
Dasavataram has Asin, one of the reigning queens of Tamil film industry, Bollywood hot babe Mallika Sherawat, yesteryear glam dolls Jayaprada and Hema Malini.
Kamal is all in praise for Ravichandran and Ravikumar. 'Dasavataram will be remembered by every one like how they still remember Maro Charitra, Swatimutyam and Sagarasangamam. In fact, it is 10 times grander on scale compared to Nayakudu and Bharateeyudu', says Kamal.
Kamal is attempting with 10 characters in this film. The base line of the film is inspired from Navaratri, a film done by Sivaji Ganesan in Tamil and ANR in Telugu. In that film, the heroes come in 9 roles.
With 10 roles to do, Kamal took very serious care in the makeup department. Award winning artist and Hollywood technician Michael Westmore worked on Kamal's getups. It takes 7-8 hrs to put on that makeup and 2 hours to remove it. All this effort for only 1 hr. After 1 hr, the makeup has to be redone again.
The film also has art done by Thota Tharani, a national award winner. The entire fisherman's colony was erected as a set. Also, the White House in Washington is recreated by Tharani.
Sound designer H.Sridhar commented on the film saying he could recall 8 characters after watching the film and he felt like seeing again to know which two he missed. That is the range Kamal performed in this film.
Kamal Hasan provided story, dialogs and screenplay for the original version of the film in Tamil.
The wait is only 24 hours more to see if Kamal could stand up the heavy expectations on the film.