2012 Yugantham Movie Review

Movie: 2012 Yugantham
My Rating: 4/5
Banner: Columbia Pictures
Music: Thomas Wanker
Cinematography: Dean Semler
Written By: Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich
Editing: David Brenner, Peter S. Elliott
Producers: Roland Emmerich, Harold Kloser
Direction: Roland Emmerich
Cast: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Thomas McCarthy, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover, Liam James, Morgan Lily, Zlatko Buric etc
Release Date: 12th Nov 2009


The much talked about Doomsday or end of the world has been predicted and while all developed nations of the world think it is a long time away, the Indian astrophysicist Satnam (Jimi) discovers that the end is quite near. Telugu Movie Reviews

The news reaches even the President of US, Wilson (Danny Glover) and all key leaders in the world are alerted about it. Meanwhile, there is writer Jack Curtis (John) who is out on vacation with his children and before it actually begins, the fury of the planet begins to unfold.

Who survives the massacre? What happens after that? All this forms the rest of the story.

Artists Performance:

John Cusack He did his role as required and though he doesn’t have that tough guy image, he tried his best to fit in the role of a concerned father.

Chiwetel Ejiofor He plays a key role and though he was not that effective during the emotional scenes, he managed to make his presence felt in other sequences.

Amanda Peet Looks hot and sexy and though there is no room for glamour here and she plays the mother of two, her oomph factor is neat and she has delivered a good performance.

Others Thandie Newton was alright, Danny Glover was decent, Woody Harrelson was a wreck, Oliver Platt did justice to his bit, Thomas Mc Carthy was evil enough, Beatrice Rosen was sexy to the core. The others did their bit as required.

Final Analysis:

It is the most hyped movie from the past few months and entire world has been more worried, anxious and longing to watch what’s shown on silver screen. The myriad blogs, web portals and TV shows those have been active from many months have turned a default publicity agents for this movie that has released today.

The film didn’t convey anything concrete about Mayan Calendar or about prophesies of clairvoyant sages those had delivered about this 2012 dooms day. The maker has directly moved to the catastrophe that’s going to happen in the form of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions et al and their unbelievable impact on life on earth.

The writer has taken a leaf from Old Testament and created a Noah ship kind of thing called ‘Big Ship’ to save human race to make the new age begin after the doom. The date of new age is read 27th of Dec 0001. This entire episode runs on screen for about last 20 minutes.

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