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Family: Ties of Blood (2006)

A slacker abducts the family of a crime kingpin to avenge the death of his brother.

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Virendra 'Viren' Sahi
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Shekhar K. Bhatia
Bhoomika Chawla ...
Dr. Kavita S. Bhatia (as Bhumika Chawla)
Aryeman Ramsay ...
Aryan K. Bhatia (as Aryeman)
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Abhir V. Sahi
Nandini ...
Virendra's daughter
Anjan Srivastav ...
Kishore Bhatia (as Aanjjan Srivastav)
Bharti Achrekar ...
Vimla K. Bhatia
Shernaz Patel ...
Sharda V. Sahi (as Shenaz Patel)
Rujuta Deshmukh ...
Abhir's wife
Ali Haji ...
Abhir's son (as Master Ali Haji)
Sunil Grover
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(as Novaz)
Vivek Madan ...
Vicky
Arjun Raj Nirula
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Slacker Aryan Bhatia's life is turned upside down when his brother, Shekhar, is killed by a hoodlum, Virendra Sahi. Unable to get the corrupt Mumbai police to apprehend him, he decides to abduct the entire Sahi family, hold them hostage until Virendra surrenders to him. He and six of his friends obtain firearms, successfully abduct the Sahi family, hold them in a room. They even get Virendra to negotiate their release within 24 hours. But Aryan grossly underestimates Virendra's connections, reportedly from 'Sadak' to 'Sansad'. Soon, not only he, his friends, and the remainder of his family will face Virendra's wrath. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Newcomer 'Koel Mallick' was signed as the female lead opposite Aryeman, however after completing a days shooting the filmmakers decided to remove her role entirely. See more »

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References Rustom Sohrab (1963) See more »

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Ho Life Mein Ho Jyada Fuss
Lyrics by Sameer
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13 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Family:Ties of Blood(2006) was announced, many people were exhilarated because of the star cast and a very promising director. A typical moviegoer would have thought that nothing could go wrong with such a promising film as the trailers were amazing. Another thing going for the movie was some of its catchy songs. However, the result was a shoddy movie full of tepid moments.

Rajkumar Santoshi's Family is a violent action flick in which Akshay Kumar and Aryaman Ramsay play brothers. They are from a happy middle class family and things get better when Akshay gets married to Bhumika Chawla, the heroine of this dreadful film. However, all goes awry when Akshay suddenly meets a tragic end. Aryaman decides to avenge his brother by kidnapping the family of Amitabh Bachchan, the mafia don who killed Akshay. What follows is a predictable game of cat and mouse which creates more bloodshed.

Normally, Rajkumar Santoshi is a brilliant director with acclaimed hits like Ghayal(1990), Ghatak(1996), and Khakee(2004). However, this time, he messes up badly. Shaktimaan Talwar's script was nothing great in the first place but one expected Santoshi to direct this script effectively. The script contains some light moments but they bore after a point. The action scenes are supposed to be the film's highlight but they are too over the top and ultra violent. The kidnapping scenes are extremely amateurish and lack the impact. The ending is way too overdone with more tedious violence. Basically, Rajkumar Santoshi has done an extremely poor job at directing this film. Tigmanshu Dhulia's dialogs are functional.

Amitabh Bachchan is not in form and tends to go over the top with his expressions. He performs ably but this is nowhere close to being as great as his cop act in Khakee. Akshay Kumar is completely wasted and this is very irritating for any Akshay fan. Being a big fan, I could not tolerate the fact that he had such a small role. He was funny in some comic scenes but his character is sidelined quite early in the film. Aryaman Ramsay is no hero and it was ridiculous of Rajkumar Santoshi to give him the bigger role. He hams throughout the role and it would have been better if he was dismissed early instead of Akshay Kumar. Bhumika Chawla gives a restrained performance but has very little scope to show her talent. Kader Khan has a few moments and he is wasted. Sushant Singh hams it up completely as Amitabh's spoilt son. The rest of the cast provide average support.

Ram Sampath's music is the saving grace of this disastrous film. Quick Bite is a fun introduction song which shows Akshay's entertaining work life. Qatra Qatra is the best of the lot with its catchy beats. The other songs are also nice.

On the whole, Family is a big disappointment and this explains why it was a box office flop. Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan have not been utilized effectively and this must have been a big downer for many people.


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