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Vishwaroopam (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 25 January 2013 (India)
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When a classical dancer's suspecting wife sets an investigator behind him, a series of violent events are triggered, revealing his real identity and connection to a darker world.

Director:

Kamal Haasan

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Kamal Haasan | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Vishwanathan / Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri
Rahul Bose ... Omar
Shekhar Kapur ... Col. Jaganaathan
Pooja Kumar ... Dr. Nirupama
Andrea Jeremiah ... Ashmita
Jaideep Ahlawat ... Salim
Nassar ... Terrorist Leader (as Nasser)
Zarina Wahab ... Psychiatrist
Samrat Chakrabarti ... Deepak
Miles Anderson ... Dawkins
James Babson ... Tom Black
Jude S. Walko ... Captain Joe, USMC POW
Chris Kotcher ... Tollbooth Operator
Greg Sammis Greg Sammis ... F.B.I. Agent
David Scott Diaz ... FBI Agent Dave

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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Trilingual filmed in Hindi (as Vishwaroop), Telugu and Tamil. All actors had to learn their dialogues in all 3 languages. 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

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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Crazy Credits

The last sequence contains some scenes indicating a sequel Vishwaroop 2. See more »

Alternate Versions

Shot as a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi without dubbing. Both versions were subjected to a lot of cuts by the Indian Censor Board prior to the film's release; cuts mostly included removal of several swear words and reduction in strong sequences of violence. A disclaimer regarding some scenes/shots being unsuitable for the faint heart, was also inserted. See more »

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Referenced in Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (2013) See more »

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Jung Hai
Written by Javed Akhtar and Asif Ali Beg (English lyrics)
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan and Benny Dayal
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First time an International Movie for regional audience.
25 January 2013 | by nptisrSee 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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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jihadi Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR950,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$791,040
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DTS | 12-Track Digital Sound (Auro 11.1)| Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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