As a child performer, Kamal Haasan grew to be an actor, scriptwriter, director, musician, dancer, and politician. He is known to take an interest in learning camera techniques, make-up, editing, and managing the business side of films. His production house, Rajkamal Films International, has made more than 30 films and many are hits out of them.
Kamal Haasan is an ardent user of social media and has a huge fan following always vocal about his moods on social media. Recently, he updated Instagram handle where he discussed in detail the journey of “Dashavtharam” that too in parts.
He writes a memoir on his Raaj Kamal Films handle, about his 10 avatars with 10 still picture on which the story of “Dashavataram” was based, he wrote – “Unsurpassable!! A milestone in Indian and Tamil Cinema!!! That is how synonymous this can get with Dasavatharam! How can someone even think of such a grand, glossy, brilliant, mindblowing screenplay at a time when filmmaking wasn't developed enough to visualize its actual potential?? But we do have a polymath who’s one of his kind to do this and he did...The name is Kamalhaasan rightly called fondly by his fans as “Ulaga Nayagan “CELEBRATING 13 yrs of Dasavatharam here is an exclusive from his archive on the making. A coveted file that makes more sense when released today than yesterday. When you make art for posterity do not expect sponsors to agree. They are temporary and would think only for the moment. The greatest sponsors are artists themselves fortunately in history sponsors have also been connoisseurs for instance and hence it helped art. You cannot expect that from corporations in a hurry who work for a quarterly review. People with vision register in history. For instance The mogul emperor the German monarch, Ashoka, Chola, and many more down the line in history. Thus spake Kamalhaasan. Dasavatharam -the thought and Process. Talking about embarking on this journey of making, he begins by saying 'Dasavatharam was a script that many directors declined who said they didn't understand it, and quite unexpectedly Mr. Ravikumar jumped at it. He immediately claimed it a winner on cards and was surprised that it was turned down and asked to make the film while on a telephonic conversation with me at Eldams road. That's how the movie came into being! Most of the time I work alone and like to take the opinion of seniors and well-wishers while on a project. For Dasavatharam it wasn’t any different and thus I wanted to take Mr. Mukta Srinivasan's opinion as he has strong instincts and is a brilliant short story writer.'
The fans also travel down memory lane with their talented actor Kamal Haasan and appreciate the loving words in the comment section.
He took to the production banner's Instagram handle explaining each character of “Dashavataram” and played Nambi, Boovargan, Kalifulla, Fletcher, Avatar, Krishnaveni, Balram, Shingen, Govind, and Bush. Kamal Haasan played such varied roles as a Telugu speaking RAW official or a comedian grandmother apart from a George Bush who wants to know what NaCl (sodium chloride) stands for; this has clearly been Haasan’s biggest effort. In one film playing ten roles required the actor to get into various forms of make-up and ready himself to play a different personality all the time was marvelous.
Dashavtaram was written and acted by Kamal Hassan, directed by K.S. Ravikumar, and produced by V Ravichandran. The music was scored by Himesh Reshammiya. It was India’s most ambitious film to date, both budget, and script-wise. In terms of finances so far, it gave enough reasons to its investor to smile. The movie was originally released in the Tamil language but later streamed in various Indian languages.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Kamal Hassan is busy shooting “Indian 2”. The movie, directed by Shankar and bankrolled by Lyca Productions, also features Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, and Rakul Preet Singh.
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