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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.

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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 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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Action | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi | Telugu | Arabic | Pushto

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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Budget:

INR 950,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS | 12-Track Digital Sound (Auro 11.1)| Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie had few plot inspirations from Ridley Scott's 2008 espionage thriller Body Of Lies starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russel Crowe. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Boxed (2015) See more »

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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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Gorgeous, impeccable
26 January 2013 | by Sudherson-VSee all my reviews

Long I had a wound, when there'll be a Tamil movie on par with Hollywood. Vishwaroopam lives to heal that wound. A perfect action, thriller experience right from the start. Filming in Afghan, US marines in choppers, RAW - M16 modus operandi, screenplay, action - all in one, brilliant film making. There was just one song at the start, then it was all action and thrill. Kamal impeccably played the Bharatanatiyam teacher role, with feminist moves, body language. The shame is that Tamilnadu Govt. has banned this movie, our own people are pulling him down when he attempts to scales skies. The narrow minded section of the Indian society cannot digest the truth, they are sleeping in a deep well where there's no light. Shame, shame people, shame on you protesters.


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