Vikram Vedha - Movie Review

Vikram Vedha - Movie Review
  • Banner
  • Y NOT Studios
  • Cast
  • R. Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Kathir and John Vijay
  • Direction
  • Pushkar and Gayathri
  • Music
  • Sam C. S
  • Photography
  • P. S. Vinod

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Vikram Vedha - A Must Watch Thriller..!


Pushkar–Gayathri's Vikram Vedha has evoked a lot of interest in the minds of the audience. The interesting cast comprising of Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and the brilliantly cut trailer are the prime factors that have made the viewers have high expectations from the film. 

The film has the music of Sam CS and Karuppu Vellai. Yaanji Yaanji, Pogatha Yennavittu, Ghetto Chase and Oru Katha Sollatta tracks have won the hearts of the audience. It is produced by Sashikanth under the banner Y NOT Studios. Sam C. S. has composed the music, while Richard Kevin and P. S. Vinod as editor and cinematographer respectively. Recently, The regional censor board officials had issued A certificate to the film but later, the producers approached the revising committee to get U/A certificate. 



The plot unfolds as a cat-and-mouse game between hard-nosed cop Vikram (Madhavan, stylish and serious) and notorious gangster Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi, who is all swag and gets a kickass introduction scene). The film begins with an encounter operation that ends in some of Vedha’s men getting killed. And even as the team plots another encounter to finish off Vedha, the criminal surrenders — and, narrates a story from his life to Vikram before managing his ‘escape’! This happens two more times, but his stories are actually riddles that Vedha wants Vikram to solve, and lead him on to something that the two of them want. The climax is where the jigsaw puzzle falls into place and is made up of clever writing and perfect dialogues. 



The casting coup of bringing two diverse actors — a methodical performer Madhavan as Vikram, and Vijay Sethupathi as Vedha, a complete natural with his laidback style — is what makes this gritty thriller tick. Both the characters ooze confidence, and they have terrific onscreen chemistry. 

Vijay Sethupathi, who is introduced 30 minutes into the film, steals the show as he coolly walks in to the police headquarters as Madhavan is getting his team ready to eliminate him. The climax belongs to Madhavan, you just can’t take your eyes off him. 

The supporting cast of cops and thugs like Harish Peradi, Kathir and others, are apt for their roles. Despite an insignificant role, Varalakshmi scores and lends the film some warmth. Dialogues are one of the many highlights of the film  and they exude sharp wit, sarcasm, emotions and intelligence. 

Technically the film is very sound; PS Vinod’s camera and his lighting creates the tension and mood, along with great music and background score by Sam CS. On the downside, the film could have been crisper, and the story never explains why the cop is obsessed with the gangster and why he always gives him a patient hearing. 



Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi’s performance 







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Verdict : A Must Watch Thriller..!

Stars : 4/5

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