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Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt, Anusha Dandekar, Sharad Saxena
Written & Directed by: Mahesh V.Manjrekar
Screenplay: Mahesh V.Manjrekar and Yash Vijay
Dialogs: Sanjay Pawar
In Viruddh, Amitabh Bachchan has delivered one of the finest performances of his multi-decade career.
In the evening of his life, retired airlines officer Vidyadhar Patwardhan (Amitabh Bachchan) is leading a humdrum existence with morning constitutionals, siestas and affectionate verbal jousts with his stern wife Sumi (Sharmila Tagore).
But Vidyadhar's placid life is shattered by the murder of his only son Amar (John Abraham), soon after his return from studies in the UK. Amar is killed by a top politician's son Harsh Wardhan Dayal (Amitabh Dayal) when he tries to prevent Harsh from fleeing a different murder.
Vidhadhar naively believes that his son's killers will be brought to justice by the system but Amar's killer manages to go scotfree with a false alibi and political influence. Twisting the dagger deeper into the grieving parents' bleeding hearts, Amar's killers, with the help of a corrupt police force, smear Vidyadhar's son and daughter-in-law Jenny (Anusha Dandekar) as members of a drug syndicate and claim the murder is the result of a drug deal gone awry.
Facing the greatest struggle and challenge of his life, Vidhyadhar exhausts all avenues within the system to get the real killers behind bars and redeem his son's reputation before finally resolving the grave injustice outside of the corrupt system.
Viruddh demonstrates how the determination of a single, ordinary individual can overcome Himalayan countervailing forces under certain circumstances.
Sharmila Tagore excels as Sumi, Vidhyadhar's wife. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.