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Vishwanathan / Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri
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Omar
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Col. Jaganaathan
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Dr. Nirupama
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Ashmita
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Salim
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Terrorist Leader (as Nasser)
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Psychiatrist
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Deepak
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Dawkins
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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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Trivia

Initially, music director Yuvan Shankar Raja was reported to compose the musical score of the film. But later Kamal Haasan selected Shankar-Ehsan-Loy to compose the music. See more »

Goofs

During the sequence of flashback in Afghanistan, some weapons are shown incorrectly as being used by the Taliban. These includes the FN Minimi (predominantly shown in a scene as being fired at a helicopter by an aged Mujaheddin) and INSAS Rifle (shown as kept in the armoury). See more »

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Afghan Woman in village destroyed by air raid: First the English came, then the Russians, then the Taliban, then the Americans, and now you
[the Al Qaeda]
Afghan Woman in village destroyed by air raid: ... Men are nothing but just monkeys with tails in the front.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Jung Hai
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Written by: Javed Akhtar and Asif Ali Beg
Produced by: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by: Shankar Mahadevan and Benny Dayal
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First time an International Movie for regional audience.
25 January 2013 | by (Ramagundam, A.P) – See all my reviews

Brilliant story of a spy that is often seen in Hollywood movies. Characterization of Kamal and Rahul Bose as people from same religion (Islam) and fighting for a cause from different perspectives, say it good and bad. The thrilling screenplay that gives surprise every second, while revealing the past of Kamal Haasan. Technical brilliance in action scenes which really takes Indian cinema to next level. Kamal Haasan once again makes sure that his creativity is beyond the imagination of Indian audiences and surprises you every moment.There is nothing controversial in the film as it just shows the two sides of coin. Like a Jamesbond film highlights Britain, Spielberg film highlights America, this Kamal's movie has highlighted Indian spy system. Besides that, this legendary actor commands huge respect for his technical brilliance.

However, the movie might appeal only to urban and A-center audiences, as there is no entertainment factor. And, adding entertainment in a movie like 'Viswaroopam' is like degrading the very meaning of creative intelligence. But the enormous budget mounted on this flick, is surely a risk, if Kamal aims only at Indian market.


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