I know its too late to review Dasavatharam but I have tried to compare Dasavatharam with Sivaji. I watched Dasavatharam only over the last weekend. Till then my source of information has been net. And from what I heard though 50% of the people trashed it the other 50% called it highly innovative and can be understood only by people who had done phd in University of Massachusetts.
Now coming to the comparison Sivaji did not meet expectations. On first viewing I even felt what was shankar doing for the 2 years? On the whole much was expected from Rajini - Shankar- ARR Combo but the movie didnt meet the expectations.
Coming to Dasavatharan first thing its not a very intelligent movie as portrayed by some groups. Its a very ordinary chase movie. This could have been accomplished on a much lesser scale but Kamal chose the grander, painful and longer route. There is nothing in the movie to say Dasavatharam surpassed Sivaji in intelligence. It cannot be said Kamal took Indian cinema to a different plane. Dasavatharam, like Sivaji is another half baked attempt. If not for the 10 roles hype it would have been a disaster.
One thing common between the movies is that both the movies had only commercial results in mind. Though they tried to entertain us in achieving those commercial goals they only succeeded partly. They were not highly satisfying attempts.
Dasavatharam not living upto expectations is tolerable to some extent because it had only Kamal's name to it and he has tried his best. But in case of Sivaji its a lot of talent which has been wasted like Rajini, Shankar, ARR, Sujatha.
Sincerley wish Endhiran - The Robot will not be another quarter baked attempt.