Vikram Vedha Movie Review
Have you ever bounced across a film that had the least of its simplicity over the tale with some ambiguity sprinkled and yet kept you so much engaged from alpha to omega? Naturally, the prettiest illustration with bluntness had at times occurred in showbiz, which eclipsed the earnest myth that an unconventional film is something that should bring out complex narrative, distinctive plot and what not? Anything that would stand in contrast to the routine paradigm.
But Pushkar and Gayathri knock off this ideology with a theme picked from the ancient folklore of Vikram-Betal and sketching the characters with substantial depth. A single incident that precedes converging into different worlds with an ending that would knock off your cognizance with wows and amusements…
A strange scenario, where all characters talk about a particular man ‘VEDHA’ for nearly 10-15 minutes and encounter specialists assemble for the hunt down plan with hundreds of police force running into streets to curb down the post-encounter riot and you find that man just walking casually into the police station… The theatres erupt into inevitable Goosebumps with irresistible excitements. Well, this isn’t just about the craziness that every fan exhibits as their matinee-idol walks into the screen, but a perfect narration with awe-inspiring writing that resembles many marvel comics pattern.
The plot revolves around Vikram (Madhavan), an encounter specialist who is moving wildly to kill the city’s most notorious gangster Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi). A face to face interrogation changes everything in their lives forever…
First and foremost, if Vikram Vedha was translated into novel would be a bestseller, but then when narrated as a script, it would have definitely got rejected by many common commercial heroes. The tons of appreciations can be poured upon Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi, who had completely understood the world of ‘Vikram Vedha’ and gave their nod. These awe-inspiring actors offer the mind-boggling performances throughout the show.
There are three best sequences in the film that will leave us irresistibly excited….
1. The Introduction sequence of Vijay Sethupathi
2. The stunt sequence between Vijay Sethupathi and Madhavan
3. Unpredictable climax
The effectual narration of Pushkar and Gayathri is so much impressive that they have built the suspense till the end with each character unveiling the knot in a special way. The way how Madhavan’s smart technique with encounter during the opening sequence and its connectivity with the climax is a perfect stroke…
Personally after witnessing the nuance acting of Shraddha Srinath in U-Turn, we might have been little disappointed with her blink and miss role in Kaatru Veliyidai followed by a casual role in Ivan Thanthiran. But here, she has a meaty role and she playing a kind of connecting dot between Vijay Sethupathi and Madhavan is really enthralling. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is simply natural, where she turns out to be a major element for many twists during the penultimate sequence is commendable. Kathir draws up our attention with a significant role. Others in the cast, even the minute characterization has its quotient filling up the story with more significance.
With the technical panorama, it’s beyond brilliance. The effort undertaken by Sam over the background score is the complete decoration to the hard work of Pushkar-Gayathri. It’s magical chemistry between them that works out stunning results. The background track for the scene where the kids are used to shift the narcotic drugs is mind-boggling and the theme music used in many places, especially during the climax with Maddy getting a gift from Vijay Sethupathi and later offered with a surprise from former has a punch of massive score.
The cinematography by Vinod is a real promising element. Not many cinematographers can bet on the tough dark toned colour as it would definitely have an adverse impact on the movie watching experience, but then here it is very well handled by Vinoth.
Overall, Vikram Vedha is a remarkably top-notch film that encompasses thrill, mass and classic elements together with emotional punch delivered by actors with their stellar shows with screenplay remaining to be a nitty-gritty asset.
Verdict: A tough and massive script that throws up excitements relentlessly upon the audiences.