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Vishwaroopam (2013)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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25 January 2013 (India)  »

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The Jihadi Warrior  »

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INR 950,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,000,000 (USA) (31 January 2013)
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Trivia

No other movie has generated much controversy in the history of Indian cinema for the past 50 years or so. Initially bogged down by DTH release, later by ban; Vishwaroopam should be the only movie to have multiple releases (a belated release in its native state). The movie first had a Worldwide release on January 25, 2013, then in North India (Hindi) on February 1, 2013 and followed by Tamilnadu on February 7, 2013. This hampered its collections very badly. Mr. Chandrahassan reported that the delay in release resulted in a loss of around 40-60 crores for Raj Kamal International. An interesting fact is that even though DVD's were freely available in the market prior to its release in Tamilnadu, people were unwilling to watch the movie in DVD's and preferred to watch the movie only at theaters. This clearly shows the respect that people have for Kamal Haasan. See more »

Goofs

When Kamal Haasan engages in his first stunts-sequence, after kicking the guy behind him, it is clearly visible that he's holding the crane cable while hitting his next target. See more »

Quotes

Ashmita: God will save us, Which god?
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Connections

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Main Radha Tu Shaam
(Hindi)
Written by: Javed Akhtar
Produced by: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by: Kamal Haasan and Shankar Mahadevan
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A Magnum Opus from Kamal Hassan
26 January 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

To start off with, I don't know why Muslims are protesting against this film. The charges that they make are untrue. The film doesn't insult or defame any religion. I request the protesters to allow the movie to get released so that everyone could get a chance to enjoy this masterpiece and know the truth.

Coming to the movie, this film will definitely go down in history as one of the best Indian Films. We Indians should be proud that a Indian film maker had made a movie on par with International standards, maybe even more.

The films opens up with a brilliant Kathak dance. Kamal Hassan has mastered this art and the effort he has put in really shows. The scene where he shows his stunt skills will give you goose pumps. From there onwards the movie picks up on a rapid pace. There isn't even a single dull moment in the film. The screenplay is very good and every scene has been filmed with lot of conviction. The movie runs for 135 mins but it could have been a little longer. I can't wait to watch Vishwaroopam II.


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