Vishwaroopam (TBA)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 28 mins

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Wiz and Nirupama are a married couple living in America. Each has an agenda and seems to have achieved their wishes in three years of matrimony. Nirupama gets her Phd and Wiz runs his dance class in New Jersey unhindered by each other. All is fine till Dr. Nirupama aspires for more and wants to opt out of the arranged marriage. She cannot cite any specific reason to leave Wiz as there is nothing much to complain about him. Every male according to Nirupama must have a flaw. So she decides to find out something about him to feel better about her decision to part. She hires a detective to rake up something on him. Wires get cross connected and all hell breaks loose.
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Did you know? Initially, music director Yuvan Shankar Raja was reported to compose the musical score of the film. But later Kamal Hassan selected Shankar-Ehsan-Loy to compose the music. Read More
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as Asmita
as Vishwanathan / Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri
as Dr. Nirupama
as Tollbooth Operator
as F.B.I. Agent
as F.B.I. Agent
as Afghan Militant
as Salim
as Tom Black
as Captain Joe, USMC POW
as Store Customer
as Dawkins
as Terrorist Leader
as Omar
as Deepak
as Col. Jaganaathan
as Psychiatrist


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Executive Producer
Line Producer
Production Executive



Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Key Grip


Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Special Effects Makeup Artist
Makeup Supervisor
Assistant Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator


Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer
Stunt Double

Visual Effects

Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Arabic, English, Hindi, Pashtu, Telugu
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Auro-3D, DTS
Red One
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
Archival Source:
Crew/Equipment Visible
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.
The movie was a trilingual, filmed in Hindi (as Vishwaroop), Telugu and Tamil. All actors had to learn their dialogues in all 3 languages.

Director Selvaraghavan was expected to direct this film but dropped out.

While shooting in the United States, the production shot under the title "Blue Falcon" to keep the secrecy of the plot and sets away from Paparazzi and fans of Kamal Hassan.

The Nigerian is shown shaving his hair before preparing for the bomb explosion. This is common practice observed by terrorists of a certain faith, believing that they'll be clean while entering the heaven.

In Wiz/Vishwanath's residence a black two sided statue can be seen. On one side is a King and other side is a queen. In the kathak sequence, the statue is placed against the mirror showing both sides of the statue in the same frame. It represents the role of Wiz in the movie, with double identities: effeminate dancer, and brutal RAW agent.

The character of Wisam is a reference to Arjuna in Mahabarath, more specifically the Virata Phase. This is a period in Mahabarath when the Pandavas had to spend their last year in exile in disguise. They live in a different country where they can be recognized. Arjuna takes the guise of a eunuch and teaches dance and song to the girls of the king. This is what exactly Wiz's character does as Vishwanth.

This is the first Indian film to be mixed in Auro 3D, a 11.1 Surround Sound Format.

The movie was banned in certain parts of India even after being censored for offending Islamic sentiments by the Tamil Nadu Government after protests from a few religious organizations. A couple of days later, an out of court settlement was reached, but by that time it had been illegally downloaded over a million times.

Initially, music director Yuvan Shankar Raja was reported to compose the musical score of the film. But later Kamal Hassan selected Shankar-Ehsan-Loy to compose the music.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Vishwaroopam (Telugu)
Followed by: Vishwaroopam II (Tamil)