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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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Action | Thriller

Certificate:

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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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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

Actress Shriya Saran was initially cast for the Ashmita role. But later Andrea was selected by Kamal Haasan. See more »

Goofs

When Kamal Haasan engages in his first stunts-sequence, after kicking the guy behind him, it is clearly visible that he's holding the crane cable while hitting his next target. See more »

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Wiz: I am a hero, and a villain!
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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 »

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Main Radha Tu Shaam
Written by Javed Akthar
Performed by Kamal Haasan & Shankar Mahadevan
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A Magnum Opus from Kamal Hassan
26 January 2013 | by sundar_ramnathSee all my reviews

To start off with, I don't know why Muslims are protesting against this film. The charges that they make are untrue. The film doesn't insult or defame any religion. I request the protesters to allow the movie to get released so that everyone could get a chance to enjoy this masterpiece and know the truth.

Coming to the movie, this film will definitely go down in history as one of the best Indian Films. We Indians should be proud that a Indian film maker had made a movie on par with International standards, maybe even more.

The films opens up with a brilliant Kathak dance. Kamal Hassan has mastered this art and the effort he has put in really shows. The scene where he shows his stunt skills will give you goose pumps. From there onwards the movie picks up on a rapid pace. There isn't even a single dull moment in the film. The screenplay is very good and every scene has been filmed with lot of conviction. The movie runs for 135 mins but it could have been a little longer. I can't wait to watch Vishwaroopam II.


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