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Vishwaroopam (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 25 January 2013 (India)
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When a classical dancer's suspecting wife sets an investigator behind him, a series of violent events are triggered, revealing his real identity and connection to a darker world.

Director:

Kamal Haasan

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Kamal Haasan | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Vishwanathan / Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri
Rahul Bose ... Omar
Shekhar Kapur ... Col. Jaganaathan
Pooja Kumar ... Dr. Nirupama
Andrea Jeremiah ... Ashmita
Jaideep Ahlawat ... Salim
Nassar ... Terrorist Leader (as Nasser)
Zarina Wahab ... Psychiatrist
Samrat Chakrabarti ... Deepak
Miles Anderson ... Dawkins
James Babson ... Tom Black
Jude S. Walko ... Captain Joe, USMC POW
Chris Kotcher ... Tollbooth Operator
Greg Sammis Greg Sammis ... F.B.I. Agent
David Scott Diaz David Scott Diaz ... FBI Agent Dave
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Storyline

Vishwanathan, a Kathak dance teacher in New York, is in a rather happy marriage with Nirupama who is a nuclear oncologist. She hires a detective to keep a watch on her husband, who apparently ends up in a wrong place that reveals Vishwanathan's true identity. Written by Sharath Chandra

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi | Telugu | Arabic | Pushto

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jihadi Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR950,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$791,040
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | 12-Track Digital Sound (Auro 11.1)| Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

No other movie has generated much controversy in the history of Indian cinema for the past 50 years or so. Initially bogged down by DTH release, later by ban; Vishwaroopam should be the only movie to have multiple releases (a belated release in its native state). The movie first had a Worldwide release on January 25, 2013, then in North India (Hindi) on February 1, 2013 and followed by Tamilnadu on February 7, 2013. This hampered its collections very badly. Mr. Chandrahassan reported that the delay in release resulted in a loss of around 40-60 crores for Raj Kamal International. An interesting fact is that even though DVD's were freely available in the market prior to its release in Tamilnadu, people were unwilling to watch the movie in DVD's and preferred to watch the movie only at theaters. This clearly shows the respect that people have for Kamal Haasan. See more »

Goofs

In one scene a helicopter is shown flying just above a forest with dead trees and fallen leaves. But there is no movement in the trees or leaves as the helicopter is flying. See more »

Quotes

Wiz: Warriors don't shed tears but blood.
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Crazy Credits

The last sequence contains some scenes indicating a sequel Vishwaroop 2. See more »

Alternate Versions

Shot as a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi without dubbing. Both versions were subjected to a lot of cuts by the Indian Censor Board prior to the film's release; cuts mostly included removal of several swear words and reduction in strong sequences of violence. A disclaimer regarding some scenes/shots being unsuitable for the faint heart, was also inserted. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Koi Kahin
(Hindi)
Written by: Javed Akhtar
Produced by: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by: Kamal Haasan and Nikhil D'Souza
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User Reviews

 
Best Movie ever made in World cinema
24 January 2013 | by mksudhanSee all my reviews

This is the best movie ever made in world cinema. Previously i was wondered about that for which reason kamal hassan got the directorial offer of Hollywood movie even he has all the skills. After watching the movie I say proudly that kamal hassan is not only the best actor but also a best best director. Enjoy watching this movie.Before releasing this movie kamal hassan faced so many political, theatrical threat to release the movie. Because he has planned to release this movie in DTH(Direct to home). If that would have happened, then it would have made a history in Indian cinema. For this DTH release all the theater owners and the distributor association opposed. Finally they made a speech with kamal hassan and it was decided that the movie will be released in theater first, then it will be in DTH. After that some political parties gave threat to release this movie. So tamilnadu government put stay to release this movie.After its release all around the world except tamilnadu the movie got full positive reviews only...Proud to be a kamal hassan fan..


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