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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.

Director:

Mahesh Manjrekar (as Mahesh V. Manjrekar)

Writers:

Mahesh Manjrekar (as Mahesh V. Manjrekar), Sanjay Pawar (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vidhyadar Ramkrishna Patwardhan
Sharmila Tagore ... Sumitra
John Abraham ... Amar V. Patwardhan
Sanjay Dutt ... Ali Asghar
Anusha Dhandekar Anusha Dhandekar ... Jenny Mayer
Prem Chopra ... Arora
Sharat Saxena ... Vidhadhar's friend
Beena Banerjee ... Swati Chitnis (as Beena)
Shivaji Satam ... Bharucha
Sachin Khedekar ... Police Inspector
Amitabh Dayal Amitabh Dayal ... Harshwardhan Kadam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Alter ... Anderson (British Consultate)
Tanvi Hegde Tanvi Hegde ... Asha
Ninad Kamat Ninad Kamat
Viju Khote ... Politician
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Storyline

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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Against the system See more »

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Drama | Family

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 July 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Найти справедливость See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,360, 24 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$322,753, 14 August 2005
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Trivia

actors Sharmila Tagore, Sachin Khedekar and Sanjay Dutt had a pivotal role in the supporting cast. See more »

Alternate Versions

Will be made in two languages -- Hindi and English. The English title is Versus. See more »

Connections

Remade as Konkanastha (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhoop Khile Jab Tum Muskarao
Performed by (vocals by) Zubeen Garg
Composed by Anand Raj Anand
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Real story with a punch of cinema
6 August 2005 | by rebel_wid_a_cozSee all my reviews

I am a great admirer of Mahesh Manjrejar Movies. But Virrudh kind of disappoints me when it comes to the directors ability to show real world. I mean the story is very familiar when it comes to the Indians but i was expecting the directors to make it look very real and very touching which the director fails in doing. The film has some extremely good performances given by Mr Amitab Bachan and Sharmila Tagore Patudi, but fails to get that extra which would have done justice to the subject that the director chose. More importance was given to the before death story than the after death.

Virrudh could have been made better!!


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