Vishwaroopam (2013)

 ●  Telugu ● 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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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Spoken Languages:
English, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic, Pashtu
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Auro-3D, DTS
Camera:
Red One
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Budget:
INR 950,000,000
Opening Weekend:
United States: USD 1,000,000
Total Collection:
2,300,000,000
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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.

Factual Mistake
During the flashback, Omar is shown in Afghanistan with his family training his young son to be a Mujaheddin. His son is identifying weapons and ammunition by touch. He identifies a cartridge as 11mm (before correctly identifying another as .38" and not .45"). There is no 11mm ammunition in widespread use, especially by the Mujaheddin.

Factual Mistake
During the sequence of flashback in Afghanistan, some weapons are shown incorrectly as being used by the Taliban. These includes the FN Minimi (predominantly shown in a scene as being fired at a helicopter by an aged Mujaheddin) and INSAS Rifle (shown as kept in the armoury).
Trivia:
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.

In TV news shown when Obama talks about Talibans momentum being broken, the news flash below says "Petroleum prices increased by 3%", hinting at the War on Oil perspective.

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.

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 from: Vishwaroopam (Tamil)
Followed by: Vishwaroopam II (Tamil)