Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's ambitious movie Vishwaroopam 2 has finally cleared all the hurdles to hit the screens on August 10. The multilingual Tamil movie is serving as a circumquel --both prequel and sequel -- to the actor's controversial film Vishwaroopam.
It is a spy thriller, which is written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Haasan himself. The Ulaganayagan plays the role of a RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent named Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri, who earlier disguised himself as Vishwanath alias Viz, an effeminate Kathak dancer in the first part. Pooja Kumar played the role of his wife named Nirupama.
Andrea Jeremiah as Ashmita Subramaniam and Shekhar Kapur as Colonel Jagannath were important cast members in Kamal Haasan's team. The first part, which was entirely shot in the US, shows Omar Qureshi (Rahul Bose), a leader from al-Qaeda, planning to plant a bomb in New York.
Wisam, who pretended to be a part of the terrorist group, ensures to destroy their evil plan. The second part is set in India and shows how the villain tries to seek revenge against the Indian spy for deceiving him with the story touching upon the human relationship. There is also mother-son sentiment angle in the storyline.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy had composed music for the first part of Vishwaroopam. Ghibran has replaced them in Vishwaroopam 2. The album has three songs and all the numbers have garnered a positive response. Kamal Haasan has lent his voice for Naanaagiya Nadhimoolamae song apart from writing the track along with Gnyabagam Varugiradha.
Sanu Varghese and Shamdat Sainudeen have handled the cinematography in Vishwaroopam 2. The promos have already shown that they have done a commendable job.
3 Language Release:
Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam 2 is releasing simultaneously in Hindi (Vishwaroop) and Telugu. The actor has taken a special interest to promote the movie and has ensured that Vishwaroopam 2 gets all the attention.
Vishwaroopam 2 has created a lot of buzz with its trailer. Kamal Haasan's active promotions have doubled the expectation for this much-awaited Tamil flick. All said and done, the massive success of the previous film has made people keep high expectations on the multilingual project.
Vishwaroopam was banned in Tamil Nadu for a few weeks citing law and order issues by then CM Jayalalithaa after a few fringe groups objected to the release. They stated that their community was being shown in a bad light. It was also believed that the alleged motive behind the move was a reaction of late Jayalalithaa to Kamal Haasan's pro-DMK statement.