Kamal Hassan's controversial film Vishwaroopam has won appreciation from one of the top political leaders in India. Well, it is none other than LK Advani, senior leader and one of the founders of Bharatiya Janata Party.
The politician took to his blog to praise the film and narrate the entire story of how he watched the movie. Here, we are bringing you the text of his blog on Kamal and the Tamil film. Find it below...
A fortnight or so back I had seen in the media reports that a film produced and directed by Kamal Hassan, outstanding film maker of Tamil Nadu, titled Vishwaroopam (in Tamil) and Vishwaroop (in Hindi) had precipitated some controversy. The result was that the Tamilnadu Government had first banned the film, and later on permitted it with some scenes muted. Ever since I had read these reports I had had a desire to see the film.
Last week, I had a welcome phone call from Kamal Hassan himself informing me that he was coming to Delhi for a few days and that on any of the days he was here he would like me to see his film. On June 3rd, therefore, along with my family and some friends I had occasion to see this wonderful film, which I reckon, in both content and technical quality, is one of the best films I have seen in years.
The film is a spy thriller scripted also by Kamal Hassan, and shot mainly in three countries - in the USA., in India and in Jordan. Two days after the screening of the film Kamal Hassan came to our home for Sindhi curry and rice. After dinner I recounted to him an anecdote I had heard during my school days in Karachi.
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Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meeting
The story is about a meeting Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini had during the Second World War, in which Hitler tells the Italian Supremo that the sins committed by the two of them would prove very costly for them after death.
When Mussolini said to his friend that so far as he was concerned when his own end came he would go to the Vatican and seek help from the Pope who is believed to have a Pass for Heaven.
A Political Story
Hitler asked him to commend to the Pope his name also. This anecdote is accompanied by a demonstrative exercise with a pair of scissors, and a sheet of paper, in which the story ends up with both the two Fascist leaders landing in Hell, and only the Pope reaching Heaven.
Kamal Impressed By Demonstration
Kamal Hassan enjoyed my demonstration, and was provoked to ask me : Have you read the Book "Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler" The Book is co-authored by Simon Dunstan, prominent author, film maker and photographer in the field of military history and Gerard Williams, renowned television journalist for over thirty years with the BBC, Sky News and Reuters.
Book-grey-of-wolf Kamal Haasan, has sent me the book that he promised. The 350-page book is extremely well researched. Together, the two authors undertook seventeen research trips to Argentina where Hitler, according to them lived until 1962.