Some guys have claimed they haven’t understood chaos theory which plays such an important part in the film. So,I’ve decided to explain it a bit so that people can appreciate the brilliance of the film.

Q:What is Chaos?
A:Basically a chaotic system is one wherein long term predictions are impossible.Like for example,if I push a car, I know that it is going to move and it will continue to do so if I go on pushing it on and on.However,in a chaotic system,this situation cannot be predicted over a long period of time.Weather for example is a chaotic system.No matter how good your instruments are,you simply cannot predict the weather with 100% accuracy over a long term basis and forecast it.

Q:What is the butterfly effect?
A:It is the most important component of a chaotic system.Basically,small perturbations results in amplifications which completely destroys the original nature of the system and makes prediction impossible.If a butterfly flaps its wings in Africa,it could result in a cyclone in USA.(Mark the word COULD)A highly dumbed down explanation of the butterfly effect is in the film Anniyan,where Vikram’s sister dies because a liquor shop owner sells liquor on a dry day.

Q:OK,how does Dasa incorporate it?
A:In essence,Dasa talks about 8 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 Patti 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 accelrated to its destiny.Without Kaifulllah Khan,Govind would have never escaped;the list simply goes on.

Q:OK,so does the film talk about theism or atheism?
A:Neither.It talks about how humans drive the destiny of the world.

Comments awaited.



  1. hey…i just have dis comment abt ur last question…. I saw de movie n i found in de climax dat kamal tried to mean dat der’s no god n u gotta believe humans as god(same as in anbe shivam)…. Just have a look @ dis scene… nagesh’ll tell to his son(giant kamal) dat it’s allah who saved everyone as dey were in mosque when tsunami came n dis giant kamal will accept dat n will look up to thank allah n der u’ll see de helicopter….guess wat, Kamal(balaram naidu) will b der in de helicopter ’cause it was dat guy who put everyone inside de mosque…so i just related it!!!!!!! wat do ya saY????

  2. 1) Without Bush,the plane would have been called back.
    2) Without Shinghen,Govind would be dead.
    3) Without the tsunami,the world would have been destroyed.
    4) Without Kaifulllah Khan,Govind would have never escaped.
    I dont think theres anything special with these things. This relations can be made in each and evey thing even we do. Its just the way you take things.The same thing can be explained in all movies.
    Without your coments, i would have never made such a reply.

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