Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 13 mins

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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. How will Vidyadhar react to his pregnant daughter-in-law's imprisonment? What can one old man do against the combined might of corrupt law-enforcement and political forces?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore

Crew: Mahesh Manjrekar (Director), Vijay Kumar Arora (Director of Photography), Ajay Gogavale (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 22 Jul 2005 (India)

Tagline: They pushed him too far, now bear the consequences.

Hindi Name: विरुद्ध... फॅमिली कम्स फर्स्ट

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Did you know? While shooting in Pune with Amitabh Bachchan and John Abraham, the crowd held up the shoot. John stepped in and volunteered to calm them down, so that Bachchan could shoot without disruption. Read More
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as Vidhyadar Ramkrishna Patwardhan
as Sumitra
Special Appearance
as Harshwardhan Kadam
as Jenny Mayer
as Swati Chitnis
as Amar V Patwardhan
as Judge
as Politician
as Arora
as Hawaldar
as Police Inspector
as Ali Asghar
as Vidhadhar's friend
as Bharucha
as Asha
as Anderson

Direction

Director
Assistant Director

Production

Producer
Executive Producer
Line Producer

Writers

Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Assistant Cameraman

Sound

Location Sound Recordist
Dubbing & Premix Engineer
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Boom Operator

Art

Art Director

Editorial

Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Music Label: Times Music
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Ajit Parab
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Roop Kumar Rathod
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Abida Parveen
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Jagjit Singh
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Roop Kumar Rathod
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Abida Parveen
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Abida Parveen
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Music Director: Ajay Gogavale
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Deb Sankar, Jyoti Sankar
Taglines:
They pushed him too far, now bear the consequences.
Against the system.
Pushed against the world, even a cat strikes back and he was a father.
Family comes first.
A man who has lost all but not his faith.
Family comes first.
Trivia:
The mahurat (start of filming) was scheduled for 28 June 2004, but was called off at the last minute owing to the death of well-known producer Yash Johar.

Saif Ali Khan was the original choice to play the role of Amar Patwardhan, but because he couldn't accommodate the filming schedule, "John Abraham" replaced him.

The highlight of the mahurat, was the presence of celebrities who have actually made an attempt to fight against the establishment or the system successfully. These include Medha Patkar, T N Seshan, Anna Hazare, Tarun Tejpal and Sundarlal Bahuguna.

The movies script was written keeping Amitabh Bachchan's character in mind. Mahesh was initially apprehensive to approach Amitabh; he tentatively approached the actor during the shooting of Kaante, and started developing the script after he got a positive response.

While shooting in Pune with Amitabh Bachchan and John Abraham, the crowd held up the shoot. John stepped in and volunteered to calm them down, so that Bachchan could shoot without disruption.

Sharmila Tagore was conscious about the height difference between her and Amitabh Bachchan. Before she started shooting for the film, she went shopping for high heels. On the first day of shooting, she came in wearing her heels, only to realize they were shooting sitting down.

While shooting the climax, Mahesh Manjrekar wanted a happy, laughing family. But during the take, everyone was laughing except Sharmila Tagore. After several retakes, Amitabh Bachchan very sweetly said, "Please laugh, Mrsji" - it looked so real that Mahesh kept it!
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: In the Bedroom (English)