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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.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byRajkumar Santoshi
Produced byKeshu Ramsay
Written byTigmanshu Dhulia
Rajkumar Santoshi
Screenplay byRajat Arora
Shridhar Raghavan
Story byShaktimaan Talwar
Ashok Raut
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Akshay Kumar
Bhumika Chawla
Aryeman Ramsay
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Music byRam Sampath
CinematographyAshok Mehta
Edited byShyam Salgonkar
Distributed byBIG Pictures
Release date
  • 13 January 2006 (2006-01-13)
Running time
154 minutes


Viren Sahi (Amitabh Bachchan), is an underworld don based in Bangkok. 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 seeks revenge. He receives foolproof information that Khan and his nephew will be present at a local cinema theatre on a particular date and he sets off to India to kill both.

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). Aryan runs away one day from home, and Shekhar searches the whole city to find him. During his search, he witnesses Viren attacking the cinema theatre in which Khan is hidden, causing a stampede and decides to help the innocent people in the cinema. Whilst helping the innocent, Shekhar finds Khan's nephew fatally wounded and tries to rescue him to the hospital. Viren witnesses this and mistakenly shoots Shekhar instead of Khan's nephew, thinking Shekhar to be Khan's man. Soon enough, Viren brutally murders Khan's nephew and flees the theatre. The wounded Shekhar dies. Aryan returns home and learns that Shekhar was murdered when he set out to search for him.

An enraged and shocked Aryan and his group of friends form a gang and kidnap Viren's family including Abhir, with an idea of bringing Viren to them and seeking justice. Viren leaves no stone unturned to find out who dared do this. Each time he zeroes in on the gang, they manage to escape with the hostages. However, Abhir escapes and reaches his father. Aryan tries not to harm any of Viren's family members as he knows how precious a family is, though Viren's wife suddenly dies when Abhir comes back to recover his family by himself with his gang, and accidentally shoots her while targeting Aryan. Viren believes Aryan is responsible for this. Aryan calls Viren to meet him at the same place where Viren killed Shekhar, along with the police. But the police decide to help Viren, thus Aryan's plan fails. Aryan and his friends are taken into custody.

After constant pleading by his daughter, a changed Viren decides to end it all and surrenders to the police. After cremating his wife, he also tells them to release Aryan and his friends, but the latter are so enraged that they set out to kill Viren. Viren in the meantime is in for the shock of his life when police come out with the intention of killing him in an encounter at the behest of his own son Abhir, who apparently has now teamed up with Khan. An intense gun battle ensues between Viren, Aryan and the gangsters, where Viren kills Khan, Syed and Babubhai. Abhir tries to shoot his father but instead, Viren ends up killing Abhir. Viren demands that Aryan kill him now, but Aryan tells him that Viren's punishment is not death, rather it is life itself, as Viren has nothing left to live for. He simply walks away, with a now apparently insane Viren looking on and muttering. The film ends on a note on karma ,and Aryan takes his late brother's place, with he and his friends managing Shekhar's canteen.



Family: Ties Of Blood
Soundtrack album by
RecordedStudio Satya (Mumbai)
GenreFeature 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.

Track listingEdit

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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