The derring-do doings of RAW agent Main Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri aka Vis have been principally entertaining in a comic book–e book means in Vishwaroopam half one.
Half 2, sadly, is an incoherent mess.
It opens with a battered, stitched-up Vis (Kamal) being transported in an airplane with two acquainted lovelies Nirupama (Kumar) and Ashmita (Jeremiah) on both facet. The previous is his spouse; the latter is a transparent case of wishful pondering, at all times approaching closely flirtatious, making you surprise simply what this threesome is as much as.
The plot is uneven, carelessly hopping continents (India, US, Afghanistan) and time zones. When the characters—spooks and traitors, forgetful moms and mawkish sons, and fairly ladies making as much as the nice spymaster— should not killing one another, both through hand-to-hand fight, knives and weapons, they’re busy flitting about in all method of transport, and deploying weapons. Helicopters are whirring away, missiles are being launched, grenades are being flung, and Vis, armed and harmful, is on prime of every thing, saving India’s capital from being bombed out of existence.
One of the best spy thrillers give us loads of excessive-octane motion, vibrant characters who blur the road between heroes and villains, and athletic female and male leads equally able to kicking critical butt. No such luck with Vis and gang, most of whom are again, reprising their roles. Jeremiah is made to excessive-step archly round lodge rooms, searching for bugs (in one of many a number of unintentionally hilarious scenes which characteristic her) and has just one sequence through which she reveals off her martial expertise; Kumar, who’s described a number of instances as a ‘nuclear oncologist’, is all coy and coquettish.
Not one of the others fare significantly better. Shekhar Kapur and Anant Mahadevan, each taking part in senior backroom boys who give orders to the fellows within the discipline, add to the hilarity quotient. Rahul Bose re-seems as the person from Al Qaeda, who will get to scowl and throw about such dialogue as ‘yahaan gadaaron ko takht nahin taaboot diya jaata hai’. Jaideep Ahlawat, because the man with the hand on the set off, is right here too: all these components are sloppy. About the one one who has just a few good moments is Waheeda Rahman as an aged girl scuffling with Alzheimer’s illness: her grace is immense, and lights up her scenes.
- Kamal Haasan as Vishwanathan/ RAW Agent Major Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri/Vis
- Rahul Bose as Omar Qureshi
- Pooja Kumar as Nirupama
- Andrea Jeremiah as Ashmita Subramaniam
- Shekhar Kapur as Colonel Jagannath
- Jaideep Ahlawat as Salim
- Russell Geoffrey Banks as Jim
- Waheeda Rehman as Wisam’s Mother
- Mir Sarwar
- Deepak Jethi
- Anant Mahadevan
- Jude S. Walko as Captain Joe Black