The first look of 'Vishwaroopam' was unveiled at IIFA, Singapore, on June 8. Kamal also showed excerpts of the film to Director K. Balachander. Kamal Haasan has issued a press release in which he has briefly touched on the story of his forthcoming film 'Vishwaroopam.
Produced by PVP Cinema, the film has Kamal in the lead. Besides being its director, Kamal has written the story, screenplay and dialogue.
A middle class girl from Tamil Nadu named Nira alias Nirupama is in US for doing higher studies. There she marries a dance master, Viswanathan. No love exists between them but they lead a normal family life. Viswanathan also runs his dance school without any problems. Nirupama completes her PhD and takes up a job. It is then that she develops new ambitions. The marriage stands in her way to attain those ambitions. She wants to get the marriage annulled, but she has no valid grounds for seeking a divorce. Niru finds no cause to blame her husband to get separated. She, however, believes Viswanathan's character is flawed. She hires a man to spy on her husband. What the detective ferrets out is startling. With this begins the thrilling drama.
The film has Andrea, Puja Kumar, and Nassar, Hindi actors Rahul Bose, Jaideep and Jarina Wahab in the cast. Shankar Ehsaan-Loy is the music director. Many Hollywood technicians have worked for the film. 'Dazzling' Kamal's dance scenes are the highlights. Kathak exponent Birju Maharaj has choreographed the dance numbers. Most of the scenes have been shot in US. In his press note, Kamal said he had this project in mind for seven years.