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Vishwaroopam/Vishwaroop

Vishwaroopam/Vishwaroop

Vishwaroopam (titled Vishwaroop in Hindi; ) is a 2013 Indian espionage action thriller film written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan, who also enacts the lead role. The film has Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah and Jaideep Ahlawat in supporting roles. Filmed simultaneously in two languages: Tamil and Hindi, the film features a soundtrack composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with the Tamil lyrics written by Vairamuthu and Haasan himself, while Javed Akhtar translated them for the Hindi version.

Plot

The film opens in a rundown pigeon shop in New York City where an old man feeds them. He then sends one pigeon away. It flies high and lands in a skyscraper off the office window of a psychologist who is conducting a session with her client Nirupama, a nuclear oncologist who begins to confide that hers was a marriage of convenience that provided a safe haven for pursuing her PhD in the US for past three years and that her husband Vishwanath alias Viz is a middle-aged Kathak teacher. She is also put off by Viz's effeminate bearing and is attracted to her boss, Deepankar. Doubting whether her husband has secrets of his own, she hires a private investigator to tail him to probe grounds for divorce. She learns from the private investigator that Viz is a Muslim. In a sudden turn of events, the investigator is killed in a seaside warehouse by Farukh, a prominent member of the cell led by Omar Qureshi. A diary on him gives away Nirupama and the group led by Farukh nabs the couple. Deepankar is later killed by Farukh's men.