I saw Dasavathaaram yesterday. I wish I hadn't. I haven't seen a movie this bad in a long time.
Now, let me start with a disclaimer that I don't understand Telugu and that this was a Telugu film but then I've seen many Telugu films and enjoyed them. So, there!
Touted as the most expensive film ever made in India in which Kamal Haasan plays ten roles, Dasavathaaram ends up as a waste of time, effort and money. The basic idea of a film, that of telling a story is forgotten. It is more a mash up of ludicrous characters who are juxtaposed on film to show off the wizardry of computer graphics than to do justice to a story and script.
The characters are burlesqued to ridiculous extents. And why oh why did Kamal have to do all the voice overs? The voice for the tall fair guy from the van in the accident scene is so irritating that I almost shouted out asking him to shut the fuck up.
The songs are very average except the first one.
I sat through the second half only to see how the tsunami was filmed (I had read somewhere that the tsunami 'brings it all together') and regretted it. The graphics that were talked about so much were very artificial.
All in all, it was an extremely disappointing film.