What is Chaos?
What is the Butterfly Effect?
OK, how does Dasa incorporate it?
In essence, Dasa talks about eight characters who are inconsequential as such, but are integrated in a larger picture. Without Bush, the plane would have been called back. Without Shinghen, Govind would be dead. Without the tsunami, the world would have been destroyed. Even Krishnaveni (the old woman) plays a very important role. If she had not put the vial in the idol, maybe Govind would have recovered it then and there and a powerful weapon would have been unleashed. The very fact that it went into the idol meant that it was being accelerated to its destiny. Without Kaifulllah Khan, Govind would have never escaped... the list simply goes on.
OK, so does the film talk about theism or atheism?
The idol that is drowned in the sea along with Rangarajan in 12th century by Chozha king results in a fault being developed at the bottom of the ocean and creates tremors more than 800 years later. These tremors result in the Tsunami. This again is a classic case of Butterfly Effect wherein a seemingly inconsequential event (the drowning of the idol) saves Tamil Nadu from being wiped off the face of the earth.
Now tell me, does THIS movie lack a story? This movie has the most beautiful story ever attempted in Indian cinema. Unfortunately, Indian viewers and critics are obsessed with the "boy meets girl" and "revenge" themes, so they fail to see the story in this master piece.
AN INTERESTING THEORY ON DASAVATHARAM ROLES
1. Krishna avatar - Vincent Poovaraghavan
2. Balarama avatar - Balarama naidu
3. Mathsya avatar - Ranagaraja nambi
4. Varaha avatar - Krishnaveni paatti
5. Vamana avatar - Kalifulla khan
6. Parasurama avatar - Christian Fletcher
7. Narasimha avatar - Shingen Narahashi
8. Rama avatar - Avatar Singh
9. Kalki avatar - Govindaraj Ramasamy
10. Koorma avatar - Bush
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