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Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005)

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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(as Mahesh V. Manjrekar)

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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)
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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Opening Weekend:

£66,709 (UK) (22 July 2005)

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$322,753 (USA) (12 August 2005)
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Mahesh Majrekar was asked in an interview weather the film is based on Saaransh 1984 which had storyline of an elderly couple loosing their only son to this Mahesh Manjrekar said that this is a story of a real life couple who had lost their only son in a tragedy. See more »

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Remake of A Hard Rain (1994) See more »

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Exercise in good Film making
18 October 2005 | by (Heraganahalli, India) – See all my reviews

A gaze that can penetrate steel and the clothing of a corrupt Police Officer-the ensuing scene and dialog is a snippet of a good Film. Very few actors are blessed with this talent-like Rod Steiger in the "In the Heat of the Night", Robert De'Nero in "Good Fellas", Al Pacino in "God Father". Bachchan, the indisputable Icon, has managed to give another impeccable role probably the best in his career.This scene coupled with few other memorable scenes puts Mahesh Manjrekar as the top in his Profession. Khedekar as the Police Officer is another fine actor. After"Swades", I enjoyed this movie. The imbeciles who selected "Paheli" as the entry for the Oscars are a National disgrace.This SRK idiot,not just walk the Red carpet but take a walk, period.


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