Well, the one film that everyone expects
to be the trendsetter for the coming
year is Kamal’s Dasavatharam.
Indicating the ten incarnations of
Lord Vishnu according to Hindu mythology,
the film will show Kamal in as different
looks as one can imagine. It is no
doubt creative fodder for this aesthete
of an actor.
Kamal is always known for his perfectionism
when it comes to doing the groundwork
for his projects. Every minute detail
is attended to and there are no loose
strings which are sorted out on takes.
For Dasavatharam, Kamal spent a whole month
scouting for the right look. He worked closely
with leading make up technicians and decided
upon the persona which he would portray
besides noting down the items required to
do them up. In fact, director K.S. Ravikumar
is so thrilled with the outcome that he
just cannot wait for the shooting to start.
For heroine’s role, Parineeta girl,
Vidya Balan opted out at the last moment
after saying yes initially.
Shreya, the Sivaji girl is rumored
to have accepted. If this is true,
then she has the unique distinction
of working with two legends back to
back. Napoleon and Jayaram have important
Crazy Mohan has penned the dialogues
while story is by Kamal’s favorite,
Sujatha. Himesh Reshamiyya, the popular
music director from Bollywood makes
his debut in Tamil. You can expect
some swinging, Arabian-influenced
music. Editing is by A. Sreekar Prasad.
and direction are by KSR and Oscar
Ravichandran is the producer. The
film is all set to hit floors soon.
Meanwhile, Kamal who never publicizes
his good samaritan acts, donated about
50,000 pairs of footwear to poor and
needy children. As it is the beginning
of the academic year, he also donated
books and notebooks. He is often involved
in many charitable activities like
blood donation camps, eye checkups
and relief efforts during calamities.