Family (2006)


Cast: Amitabh, Akshay Kumar, Bhumika chawla, Aryeman (introducing)

The problem with FAMILY – TIES OF BLOOD clearly lies in its screenplay [Rajkumar Santoshi, Shridhar Raghavan], which follows a predictable path from start to end. And what adds to the woes is that the by-now-famous Santoshi stamp is clearly missing in the enterprise.


FAMILY – TIES OF BLOOD tells the story of two families, that of Viren Sahai [Amitabh Bachchan] and Shekhar Bhatia [Akshay Kumar] — two worlds totally different from each other. How these diametrically opposite worlds collide with catastrophic consequences forms the crux of the story.

A brief about the two families: Viren, a dreaded don, operates from Bangkok. His family, comprising of his wife [Shernaz Patel], son [Sushant Singh], daughter-in-law, daughter and grandson, live in Mumbai. That’s primarily because Viren’s wife doesn’t agree with his despicable activities.

The other family is that of Shekhar, who lives with his parents [Anjan Srivastava, Bharti Achrekar], wife [Bhumika Chawla] and brother [Aryeman]. They are a typical middle class family: Shekhar is a chef by profession, his wife is a doctor, while the younger brother has tried his hand at various jobs, including running a cyber café.

The story takes a turn when Shekhar gets killed by Viren. Unable to bear the shock of his caring brother, Aryan kidnaps Viren’s family with his bunch of friends. He is now thirsting for Viren’s blood. The battlelines are drawn…

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