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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 147m 46s

Release date 25/01/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence

Genre(s) Action, Thriller

Director(s) Kamal Haasan

Cast includes Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Rahul Bose

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 11s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

VISHWAROOPAM is a thriller in the Hindi and Tamil languages about a woman unsuspectingly married to one of India's top secret agents. It is rated '12A' for moderate violence.

There are a number of fast-paced fights and shoot-outs. Although there are some heavy blows and bullet impacts, little is shown in terms of injury detail, with the focus instead placed on the spectacular and generally unrealistic fight choreography. For example, in one scene the hero uses a Japanese sword to defeat his attackers, cutting off one of their hands. There is no detail of this but the hand is briefly seen flying through the air.

VISHWAROOPAM also contains infrequent mild bad language and mild sex references. There is also some sight of hard drugs, but this occurs within a clear anti drug context.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.

Cuts information

Company chose to remove two moments of bloody violence in order to obtain a 12A rating. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 rating was available.


Ayngaran International (UK) Ltd
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