Family (2006 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rajkumar Santoshi|
|Produced by||Keshu Ramsay|
|Music by||Ram Sampath|
|Edited by||Shyam Salgonkar|
|Distributed by||BIG Pictures|
Family (also known as Family – Ties of Blood) is a 2006 Indian gangster film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film features Amitabh Bachchan, Aryeman Ramsay, Akshay Kumar and Bhumika Chawla in lead roles. It was released on 12 January 2006.
Viren Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan), is an underworld don based in Mumbai. His son Abhir (Sushant Singh) is spoilt and believes he can do anything due to his father's power. When Viren's rival Khan (Kader Khan) attacks Abhir, Viren demands revenge. Viren receives foolproof information that Khan will be hidden at a local cinema theatre on a particular date. The plot then moves onto the life of a simple cook, Shekhar Bhatia (Akshay Kumar) who is married to Dr. Kavita (Bhumika Chawla). Shekhar lives with his parents, wife and his younger brother Aryan (Aryeman Ramsay). When Aryan runs away from home, Shekhar searches the whole city to find him. During his search, he witnesses Viren attacking the cinema theatre in which Khan is hidden, and decides to help the innocent people in the cinema.
Whilst helping the innocent, Shekhar finds Khan's nephew fatally wounded and tries to take him to the hospital. Viren witnesses this and mistakenly shoots Shekhar instead of Khan's nephew. Soon enough, Viren brutally murders Khan's nephew and flees the theatre. Wounded Shekhar tries to return home however he is attacked by Viren's car, leading to his death. Aryan returns home and realises Shekhar has been murdered. Together, Aryan and his group of friends form a gang and kidnap Viren's family including Abhir. However, Abhir escapes and reaches to his father. Aryan tries not to do harm to any of his family members as he knows how precious they are, though Viren's wife suddenly dies when Abhir accidentally shoots her which was targeted for Aryan. Viren believes Aryan is responsible for this, Aryan calls Viren to meet him at the same place where Viren killed Shekhar and also the police. But the police decide to help Viren, thus Aryan's plan fails.
After a constant pleading by his daughter, a changed Viren decides to end it all and surrenders to the police. But the police come out with the intention of killing him on behest of his own son Abhir, who teams up with Khan, but Viren escapes by killing all of them in a gun ba. An intense gun battle ensues, where Viren kills Khan, Syed and Babubhai. Abhir tries to shoot his father but instead, Viren kills Abhir. Aryan leaves the scene, and as Viren demands Aryan to kill him now, Aryan ends the film on a note on karma, and explains his punishment is not death, but life as he has nothing to live for. In the end, Aryan becomes a cook like his late brother and him and his friends start to work in the same canteen Shekhar used to work in.
- Amitabh Bachchan as Viren Sahai
- Aryeman Ramsay as Aryan Bhatia
- Bhumika Chawla as Dr. Kavita Bhatia
- Akshay Kumar as Shekhar Bhatia
- Sunil Grover as Aryan's friend
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Aryan's friend
- Kamlesh Sawant as Aryan's friend
- Sushant Singh as Abhir Sahai
- Kader Khan as Karim Khan
- Gulshan Grover as Babubhai Bichhoo
- Raza Murad as Syed
- Shernaz Patel as Sharda Sahai
- Viju Khote as Hyder Chacha
- Sanjay Singh as Pradhan (Viren's aide)
|Family: Ties Of Blood|
|Soundtrack album by Ram Sampath|
|Recorded||Studio Satya (Mumbai)|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film's score and songs were composed by Ram Sampath and the lyrics were penned by Sameer. The official soundtrack contains seven songs and two reprise versions. The song "Janam Janam" performed by Various Artists, was not used in the film.
|1.||"Qatra Qatra"||Arnab Chakrabarty, Sowmya Raoh||3:06|
|2.||"Pyaar Bina"||Suhail Kaul, Ernie||3:32|
|3.||"Jeene Do"||Suhail Kaul||2:59|
|5.||"Pyaar Bina - 2"||Suhail Kaul, Ernie||3:32|
|6.||"Janam Janam"||Shailendra , Suhail Kaul , Arnab Chakraborty , Somya Rao , Madhushri||4:31|
|7.||"Qatra Qatra - 2"||Arnab Chakrabarty, Sowmya Raoh||3:09|
|9.||"Quick Byte" (Acoustic)||Arnab Chakrabarty||1:50|