Family (2006 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi
Produced by Keshu Ramsay
Written by Tigmanshu Dhulia
Rajkumar Santoshi
Screenplay by Rajat Arora
Shridhar Raghavan
Story by Shaktimaan Talwar
Ashok Raut
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Akshay Kumar
Bhumika Chawla
Aryeman Ramsay
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Music by Ram Sampath
Cinematography Ashok Mehta
Edited by Shyam Salgonkar
Distributed by BIG Pictures
Release date
  • 13 January 2006 (2006-01-13)
Running time
154 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

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.



Family: Ties Of Blood
Soundtrack album by Ram Sampath
Recorded Studio Satya (Mumbai)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label T-Series

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.

Track listing[edit]

1."Qatra Qatra"Arnab Chakrabarty, Sowmya Raoh3:06
2."Pyaar Bina"Suhail Kaul, Ernie3:32
3."Jeene Do"Suhail Kaul2:59
4."Lori"Sona Mohapatra3:32
5."Pyaar Bina - 2"Suhail Kaul, Ernie3:32
6."Janam Janam"Shailendra , Suhail Kaul , Arnab Chakraborty , Somya Rao , Madhushri4:31
7."Qatra Qatra - 2"Arnab Chakrabarty, Sowmya Raoh3:09
8."Family Theme"Prakash2:37
9."Quick Byte" (Acoustic)Arnab Chakrabarty1:50

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