Dear Mr. Manjrekar,
I hesitated as I began watching Viruddh because in recent times you failed to impress me with nonsensical drivel such as Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav, Ehsaas, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai, etc. As I began watching, I was instantly drawn to how you developed the simple protagonists into heroes. No they are not your supermodel type stars, but they added more value and quality to your story.
Speaking of story, you took Amitabh Bachchan and made him evolve even further as an actor. Not only that, you brought back Sharmila Tagore, in a role tailor-made for her. And to top it off, you got John Abraham in a smaller but effective role.
Mr. Manjrekar, even in darkness, these two characters bring light to one another. Their love for each other and their son takes them to depths unknown, which makes us think, what parents really do for their children. Amitabh and Sharmila have excellent chemistry together.
In this case, you kept the movie strong with a background score to show hope to the characters and not bombarding the viewers with mindless songs every 5 minutes. Not since Vaastav, Astitva (your best work) and Kurukhshetra have I enjoyed one of your films more. You have regained my trust as a filmmaker. You gave good roles to
Amitabh Bachchan, there is nobody else who couldâ€™ve been directed better in this role.
Overall, youâ€™ve made a film worth recommending to all families to watch together. Kudos!