action seems to alternate between underwater and aerial
sequences. Is the tidal wave of water we see a Tsunami
or an explosion? The very first image is that of inside
the Oval office at the White House. This is a tantalizing
glimpse. Further, we get glimpses of two Kamals: one
looks like the fresh-faced, naïve young man from
Indian, the other the sinister, pony tailed assassin
from Hey Ram. Kamal is probably cleverly using the Hey
Ram like get up for another purpose entirely.
Dasavatharam’s director K.S. Ravikumar (as usual)
seems to be making a cameo. From the quick images flashing,
we can guess that at least a part of the story is set
within the context of an orthodox Brahmin family (Asin
resembles an Iyengari) and another part with a Sikh
family or some background pertaining to the politics
and history of the Sikhs. The very South Indian orthodox
looking sequences seem to hint at ancient Shaivite conflicts.
But how does something like that relate to a story also
involving the President of the United States?! Intriguing,
indeed. At yesterday evening’s audio launch, Kamal
repeatedly said the 11th role he was donning in Dasavatharam
was as scriptwriter. Something he said was just as hard
– perhaps harder. He’s confident he’s
come up with a plot that will grip our imagination.
The trailer is clever not to give away too much –
enough though to have you salivating for the real thing.