11 unknown facts about Kamal Haasan's spy thriller Vishwaroopam

Team OTTplay

 Feb 8, 2024


Vishwaroopam faced a temporary ban in Tamil Nadu due to its sensitive portrayal of geopolitical issues.

Why the fuss?

Vishwaroopam was accused of showing the Muslim community in poor light before its release leading to its ban in Tamil Nadu. 

A blockbuster!

Despite the initial hurdles, Vishwaroopam went on to become one of the highest-grossing Tamil films.


Vishwaroopam would have been the first Tamil film to release directly on DTH platforms. But, it didn't happen due to protests. 

Well researched!

The film's extensive research involved consulting experts in various fields: military tactics and intelligence operations. 


Kamal Haasan's research was so good that he predicted the death of Osama Bin Laden in the final script that he finished in 2010. 


For Vishwaroopam, Kamal Haasan underwent rigorous training in Kathak.

Memorable dance

Unnai Kaanadhu Naan dance was choreographed by late Kathak performer Pandit Birju Maharaja. 

Sound of cinema

Vishwaroopam marked the first Indian film to utilize the Auro 3D sound technology. 


Kamal Haasan not only starred in but also directed and co-wrote the screenplay for Vishwaroopam.