Movie Review: Vishwaroop

BuddyBits [rating:4/5]

  • Story [rating:3.5/5]
  • Direction [rating:4.5/5]
  • Music [rating:3.5/5]
  • Cinematography [rating:4.5/5]
  • Stunts [rating:4/5]
  • Star Cast [rating:4/5]
  • Special Effects [rating:4/5]

Vishwaroop is an action drama based movie about terrorism in Afghanistan that would be remembered for years to come, for all the good, bad and controversial reasons.

Vishwanath (Kamal Haasan), a classical Kathak dancer is forcefully married to Dr. Nirupama (Pooja Kumar), who is a nuclear oncologist. Nirupama is attracted to her boss, who has links with the terrorist group handled by Omar (Rahul Bose). There is another side to Vishwanath, which is revealed when he and his wife are captured and tortured by the terrorists. The rest of the story revolves around how Vishwanath and his team protect New York from the terrorist’s attacks.

Kamal Haasan is as effective as ever. He has done a fabulous job as dance teacher and Jihadi trainer. Pooja Kumar is expressive, confident and has a cute sex appeal which is hard to miss. Rahul Bose is fine as the baddie.

It has Excellent technical aspects like action, cinematography, screenplay innovative story about the real life on terrorism in Afghanistan shot in USA. Though the screenplay is brilliant, editing could have been way better, where there is really slow pace in some scenes which makes some audience feel bore.For one thing Viswaroopam lacks soul. As a viewer you would not feel engaged .The movie ends when we were waiting for something big to happen so it gives the feeling of incompleteness. The film is sloppy at times.

First half is much more exciting and when enters the second half the story starts dragging, but gets its pace and interest with the flash back showing the bygone of Viswanath. Mainly the background music didn’t fit into the shots, ehsaan loy fails in his attempt.

Viswaroop doesn’t have any commercial elements and lacks mass entertainment. Watchable, For a Kamal fan everything in it, but for a normal viewer it can’t reach the expectations.. It is just average flick. As the movie ends with some questions to answer, there is a second part of Viswaroop coming sooner


Go watch Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroop if you want something new and with high technical values and with good performances and high voltage action sequences. This kind of movies can be rarely seen in bollywood. It’s highly recommended from

Ankur Mehta
Ankur Mehta, an IT engineering student from Rajkot, is a Tech Blogger and a movie critic at BuddyBits. He is crazy about his passions and fuels them by working with BB. He believes that “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”