Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dasavataram becomes a victim of Chaos Theory

(STATUTORY WARNING: THIS ARTICLE IS INJURIOUS TO THE PSYCHE OF KAMAL FANS)

Dasavataram, which released recently, is purported to be based on Chaos Theory & its Butterfly Effect. The concept, as I understand it, is supposed to be this: seemingly unrelated & unconnected incidents happening at different places & even different points of time, are unknowingly (to us) connected.

Now, let us see how Dasavataram has become a victim of this Chaos Theory, by re-counting some of the real-life incidents starting from the one incident which caused the Butterfly Effect.

The Chaos Theory & its Butterfly Effect might have started in a press conference that happened on August 19, 2005, in Ragavendra Mandapam in Chennai, wherein Thalaivar Rajinikant announced to media persons that he is going to act in his next movie which will be produced by AVM Productions and directed by Shankar, which was later christened as Sivaji - The BOSS.

I think that announcement about Rajini-Shankar dream combo & the fabulous reaction it generated among the masses and the media & internet was the TRIGGER POINT or BUTTERFLY EFFECT which ultimately resulted in the Kamal movie Dasavataram being declared as bombed at the box office now.

Please read along the following chronological events, which will explain this theory:

1. Sivaji announcement with Rajini-Shankar dream combo happens.

2. Media going ga-ga with Rajini & Sivaji news, cover stories, etc.

3. Sivaji mania grips the entire media in TN & internet for months on end thus sidelining all other actors & their projects.

4. Perturbed by this, and in order to grab the attention of the media away from Sivaji & Rajini and towards himself, actor Kamal thinks of a way to upstage Rajini. He concludes that the only way to grab more attention or at least some attention to be drawn his way was for himself to don 10 roles in his next film.

5. So, Kamal announces Dasavataram project with the USP of himself playing 10 different characters in it - one-up on thespian Sivaji's 9 role Navaratri & one-up-manship on Sivaji-The Boss.

6. Kamal also takes up 3 more roles - that of Story, Screenplay and Dialogues writer of Dasavataram - in order to control all his characters & how & for how long they appear in the movie.

7. In his single minded pursuit of somehow creating & enacting 10 roles in Dasavatram, Kamal sacrifices the tightness/grip in its screenplay.

8. With such a lose screenplay, Kamal introduces 10 different characters but all of them lack proper characterisation since Kamal finds it impossible to dwelve on any one character for too long a time within the movie's running time of 3 hours.

9. Too many characters also forces Kamal to resort to many facial masks to differentiate them & create hype but those thick plaster of Paris masks & make-up prevents Kamal's acting/facial expressions from being seen by the audience, who, thus, are not able to relate to any of those characters. Thus, Kamal's only USP of good acting is swept clean by his own foolish zeal on 10 roles & make-up.

10. Moreover, due to the unprofessional make-up, most of those characters look amateurish & give the feeling that the audience is watching a Fancy Dress/Mask Competition in a school function.

11. In order to differentiate the characters, Kamal is also forced to resort to different voice-overs for each character, thus making such voice-overs undecipherable to the audience leaving them unable to follow the happenings on screen.

12. Lose screen-play with no viewer interest in most of the 10 roles makes audience to lose interest in the movie in mid-way itself and they get bored even though they are seeing it for the first time.

13. With Kamal's main USP of acting/emoting missing for the large part, people come out of the theatres very much disappointed & dissatisfied. Thus, a good Hollywood-type plot, has been botched up by Kamal's foolish fetish to do 10 roles.

14. If this is the reaction in A centres and multi-plexes, who are supposed to be a sophisticated audience, one can imagine the fate of Dasavataram in B & C areas.

15. Aaskar Films, who poured crores of money, like water, into the making & promotion of Dasavataram, ultimately goes the Kalaipuli Dhanu way, ending up on the losing side.

16. Dasavataram, whose story is supposed to be based on Chaos Theory, thus, itself becomes a victim of that theory.

I hope all of you now understand how Chaos Theory works in real life.

8 comments:

Vasumathy said...

good post. After reading all your posts I can understand how much time and energy you are spending on your "thalaivar". More than that you also want to prove that kamal is inferior to him. Whatever you say Rajini can never match Kamal in acting. I recently saw Aarilirundu Arubatu Varai in TV, in which Rajini is supposed to have ACTED. But he looked horribly unfit for that character and not at all impressive. If you see cinema as Business then Rajini leads. But when you see it as a form of art Kamal is much much better than Rajini.

M Arunachalam said...

Hi Vasu,

Many people are under an "illusion" that an actor who performs in an entertainer movie is "not acting", which is a unfortunate & wrong. Rajini has given an exceptional performance as Sivaji & Motta Boss in "Sivaji - The BOSS", which is a masala entertainer. On the contrary, the so-called actor Kamal has given an amatueish performance in ALL 10 roles in Dasa. But, because of the "perception" that has been created that Kamal is an "actor", people feel shy to admit the truth.

Kameswara Rao said...

Hi Arun,

Fantastic write up as to chaos theory. "Curiosity kills the cat" in his eagerness of doing 10 roles +1 aheat of the great legenday Sivaji Komal has lost his way.

And for Vasu if you cannot recognize the acting talent of Rajni in 6 to 60.

"Form of Art", "Natural talent", "Actor in him" these are the words which Komal Fans normally use. For me being Thalaivar Fan ... when he acts the whole industry rejoices and revives whereas Komal brings waterloo to the producers.

So Enough of the Crap Form of Art
and all please.

Kamesh
Botswana

r said...

Arun

What vasu said is her view and we need not worry about that. Many are of the opinion that Rajni is not a good actor.

When they accept whatever kamal do onscreen as acting, it is quite natural to ignore other stars, even they perform better onscreen.

No one need to copy to act like kamal and he himself is overacting sometimes like Sivaji Ganesan.

I feel that Rajni has excelled in :

1. 6 to 60
2. Engeyo Ketta Kural
3. Sri Ragavendra
4. Netrikann
5. Mullum Malarum
6. Johny
7. Dharma Durai
8. Annamalai
9. Nallavanukku Nallavan
10. Padikkadhavan

etc., are few of Rajni's best performance movies.

The important thing is he never says anything which others dont understand. Following are some of the words from Kamal's mouth before the release of his movie 10.

a) CHAOS THEORY
b) CHEMISTRY OF KARMA
c) PHYSICS OF BURMA
d) YOUR INTELLIGENCE WILL NOT BE INSULTED

Eadhvadhu purinjaa sari. SIVA SAMBO

R.Gopi, Dubai

r said...

YAARUKKUM EDHUVUM, EPPODHUM PURIYAADHA CHAOS THEORY, CHEMISTRY OF KARMA, PHYSICS OF BURMA AND OTHER DAGALTIES NIRAINDHA MARMA ACTION THRILLER

DHASAVATHARAM

r said...

ANGYANAMUM, MEIGYANAMUM, VINGYANAMUM, MARUTHUVAMUM, CHAOS THEORY, CHEMISTRY OF KARMA, PHYSICS OF BURMA PONDRA IDHARA PALA DAGALTIGALUM KAI KORTHU NAMMAI MANDAI KAAYA VAIKKUM KADHAI

DHASAVATHARAM

rdharma said...

Arun, none could have explained the chaotic choas theory better with clear cut example. The problem with kamal is he seems to think he is the Ultimate in all departments and never let others perform their duties, that is where Rajini is different and there lies the difference in the BO results, keep up thw good work

prongs said...

Well... it may hurt all of d die-hard rajni fans here to hear that Rajni can never match

upto kamal in acting, though he is successful in pulling people to his movies.

maybe all of you here should go to wikipedia and check out rajinikant and kamal

hassan's pages and check out the awards which each have won. Kamal won a national

award as a kid, whereas rajinikant couldn't win even one in more than a quarter of a

century of so-called acting.

On the other hand, Kamal has won 18 Filmfare awards... rajni has bagged just 2. Isn't

it an indication of their acting abilities. Seven of kamal's movies have been India's

official entry to the Oscar's. Can rajni's movies match upto this ?

If you have doubts on the authenticity of my facts, then u better check out the foll.

pages :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajinikant#Awards_and_honours
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Hassan#Awards

I hope all of you will come to your senses after these stats. Even though Rajni is a gud

entertainer, he is not as good an actor as Kamal.

Also, movies and acting are a form of art. Even though money is involved in it, it is

basically a form of art. Ask any knowledgeable person and he will testify. If you think

acting is not a form of art and do not enjoy it, you may as well drink a cup of Hemlock

as Socrates had to do.

Nd please cut the crap that Rajini is a better actor than Kamal, coz that is bullshit.

Thank you,
VIGNESH