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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
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Tom Alter ...
Anderson (British Consultate)
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Tanvi Hegde ...
Asha
Ninad Kamat
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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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son | death | truth | justice | grief

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They pushed him too far...Now bear the consequences See more »

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Opening Weekend:

£66,709 (UK) (22 July 2005)

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$322,753 (USA) (12 August 2005)
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Saif Ali Khan was the original choice to play the role of Amar Patwardhan, but because he couldn't accommodate the filming schedule, 'John Abraham' replaced him. See more »

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Punch-packed!! Extremely Good!!
24 July 2005 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Well-made! Well-Shot!! Mahesh Manjerekar redeems himself as a director.

Story of a couple above sixty and their strife "versus" the system is told with much reality and grit. Though compared to "Saaraansh", Viruddh differs in the story and treatment. A retired couple with life revolving their only son, their daily routine and their daily interaction with neighbors and surroundings are penned with zeal. Their tragedy and their fight for what is the truth is touching and brings many a heart-rendering moments.

The couple, played with an ease and truthfulness by Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore, is heart-warming and touching. Watch out for them bantering between themselves over tea, the way they handle the "new" nuisance in their locality, the way they come to terms with tragedy and the system. Amitabh proves again that he is truly an actor to be reckoned with still. Sharmila gives able support.

The end was too swift!! But thats very minor!!

Watch it and have a warm experience!!


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