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Cast

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Vishwanathan / Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri
Rahul Bose ...
Omar
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Col. Jaganaathan
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Dr. Nirupama
Andrea Jeremiah ...
Ashmita
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Salim
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Terrorist Leader
Zarina Wahab ...
Psychiatrist
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Deepak
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Dawkins
Naren Weiss ...
Osama Bin Laden (as Nareen)
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Tom Black
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Captain Joe, USMC POW
Chris Kotcher ...
Tollbooth Operator
Greg Sammis ...
F.B.I. Agent
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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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INR 950,000,000 (estimated)
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The character of Wisam is a reference to Arjuna in Mahabarath, more specifically the Virata Phase. This is a period in Mahabarath when the Pandavas had to spend their last year in exile in disguise. They live in a different country where they can be recognized. Arjuna takes the guise of a eunuch and teaches dance and song to the girls of the king. This is what exactly Wiz's character does as Vishwanth. See more »

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In one scene a helicopter is shown flying just above a forest with dead trees and fallen leaves. But there is no movement in the trees or leaves as the helicopter is flying. See more »

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Ashmita: God will save us, Which god?
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Main Radha Tu Shaam
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Written by: Javed Akhtar
Produced by: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by: Kamal Haasan and Shankar Mahadevan
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An alluring experience we do not often come across at the movies from an Indian maker.
25 January 2013 | by (Chennai, India) – See all my reviews

Brilliant film-making. If you are new to Indian films, start with this or if you want to show your non-Indian friend an Indian film, select this action-thriller classic. It takes some time to suck you in but once the ride kick starts you hardly get time to think about anything else. His vision is so majestic and out of the box. Visually stunning most of the time. I would describe this as a film with technically great, with high production value, with a casting perfectly fit, with great direction - good example for great film-making.

Much credit goes to Kamal Haasan. This is another example (After Hey Ram and Virumaandi) why I rate Kamal Haasan along with Maniratnam as the best film maker available in India at present. Vishwaroopam is one of the most intense action thriller I have ever watched. This is the kind of movie we say 'Almost perfect'.

All of us owe a big thanks to the legendary Kamal Haasan.


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