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Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005)

 |  Drama  |  22 July 2005 (India)
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An ordinary 60 plus couple - Vidhyadhar Patwardhan and his wife are forced to search for their faith in human values and society after the death of their only son Amar. In the process they undergo the most testing struggle of their lives.

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Credited cast:
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Sharmila Tagore ...
Sumitra
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Anusha Dhandekar ...
Prem Chopra ...
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Vidhadhar's friend
Beena Banerjee ...
Swati Chitnis (as Beena)
Shivaji Satam ...
Bharucha
Sachin Khedekar ...
Police Inspector
Amitabh Dayal ...
Harshwardhan Kadam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Alter ...
Anderson (British Consultate)
Tanvi Hegde ...
Asha
Ninad Kamat
Viju Khote ...
Politician
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Vidyadhar Patwardhan lives a middle-class life with his wife, Sumitra. They have a son, Amar, who lives abroad in London, U.K., and it is through his income that the family lives on. Then Amar returns home with Jenny Mayer, his fiancée, and both are welcomed. Both do not look kindly upon Amar's habit to drink. While the parents are busy preparing for a surprise birthday party for Amar, Amar gets himself killed in a fight. A devastated Vidyadhar and Sumitra arrange for his funeral, and thereafter follow-up with the police as to the conviction of the killer, who has been identified as Harshvardhan Kadam. The police version is quite different from that of Vidyadhar, and they claim that Amar and Jenny were involved in smuggling drugs, a fight ensued, and Amar was killed. Subsequently, two men are killed in a police encounter, after confessing that they had killed Amar over a fight over drugs. Then Jenny is arrested for possession of drugs and lodged in a cell. She is subsequently released... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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£66,709 (UK) (22 July 2005)

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$322,753 (USA) (12 August 2005)
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The mahurat (start of filming) was scheduled for 28 June 2004, but was called off at the last minute owing to the death of well-known producer Yash Johar. See more »

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Remake of A Hard Rain (1994) See more »

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Real story with a punch of cinema
6 August 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I am a great admirer of Mahesh Manjrejar Movies. But Virrudh kind of disappoints me when it comes to the directors ability to show real world. I mean the story is very familiar when it comes to the Indians but i was expecting the directors to make it look very real and very touching which the director fails in doing. The film has some extremely good performances given by Mr Amitab Bachan and Sharmila Tagore Patudi, but fails to get that extra which would have done justice to the subject that the director chose. More importance was given to the before death story than the after death.

Virrudh could have been made better!!


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