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Vikram Vedha (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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Vikram, a no-nonsense police officer, accompanied by Simon, his partner, is on the hunt to capture Vedha, a smuggler and a murderer. Vedha tries to change Vikram's life, which leads to a conflict.

Directors:

Gayatri, Pushkar

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Manikandan (dialogue by), Gayatri | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Madhavan ... Vikram
Vijay Sethupathi ... Vedha
Shraddha Srinath ... Priya
Kathir ... Pulli
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar ... Chandra
Prem Kumar Prem Kumar ... Simon (as Prem)
Hareesh Peradi ... Chetta
Achyuth Kumar ... Surendhar
Vivek Prasanna Vivek Prasanna ... Ravi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R. Amarendran R. Amarendran ... Sangu
Kevin Augustine Kevin Augustine ... Vellai
E. Karthik E. Karthik ... Pandian
Gowri Lakshmi Gowri Lakshmi ... Anitha
Manikandan Manikandan ... Santhanam
Rajkumar Rajkumar ... Half Boil

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A badass cop Vikram leads a special task force formed to eliminate a kickass Vedha's gang running amok on the streets of Chennai, making a mockery of Law and Order. An encounter planned by a Vikram's friend Simon, kills Vedha's trusted aides and brings him out of hiding. Vedha lays his clutch on Vikram and engages in a disturbing mind game of sorts which results in a quest to reveal the truth behind that fateful encounter.. Written by PipingHotViews

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It's easy to choose between good and bad, and we both are bad guys. What would you do?

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The guns used by the cops in the film are authentic pistols issued to Tamil Nadu police force. See more »

Goofs

The bag which contains currency notes is filled with Currency Notes bearing Serial Number 00000000. Every Bundle is with the same serial number. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove stronger moments of violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Tamizh Padam 2.0 (2018) See more »

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Yaanji Yaanji
Vocals by Anirudh Ravichander & Shakthisree Gopalan
Backing Vocals by Sathyaprakash
Lyrics by Mohan Rajan
Music by Sam C.S.
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Vikram Vedha is one of the best movies of 2017 with mind blowing performances and direction.A Must Watch.
15 August 2017 | by shobanchittuproluSee all my reviews

Vikram Vedha (2017): Adapting an ancient story into film with the present world characters is not new to Indian cinema. Mani Ratnam's Thalapathy, Raavanan and Anurag Kashyap's Dev D are loosely based on Mahabharatham, Ramayana and Devdas respectively.Following the formula of these films, Pushkar Gayathri duo has made Vikram Vedha loosely based on the Vikramadityan-Bethala tale. In the original story, Bethala teaches a moral story to King Vikramadityan in each episode whenever he gets caught. Similarly gangster Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi) cleverly unmasks the real wrongdoers to the upright cop Vikram (Madhavan).

Plot: A team lead by Vikram (R Madhavan), a ruthless, no-nonsense encounter cop, is on the hunt to capture/kill a dreaded gangster Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi). In this battle of good versus evil, as audiences we are left to pick a side but everything you see is not what you believe. There's always another side to everything in life and Vikram Vedha, in the most entertaining fashion, makes its viewers understand this philosophy.

My Review: You know the story. We have all grown up with these characters. But how you present the same story is the question. We've had filmmakers who have tried several forms of storytelling. But re-telling a story with the same effect is perhaps the reason why Vikram Vedha stands out. Pushkar-Gayatri's version of Vikram Vedha is one such smartly-written thriller, which has a texture, well-developed character arcs and filmmaking gimmickry.

Vikram Vedha is not just an ordinary adaptation but a perfect portrayal of morality conflicts.The film keeps pushing us to judge its characters, judge someone by their actions, judge someone by their upbringing and in the process proves how wrong we could be in our assumptions. The confrontation scenes between Madhavan and Vijay are easily the film's best moments as they end in fireworks.

It's highly difficult not to love Vedha's character, thanks to his wisdom and never-say-die attitude.Vedha is one of the most fascinating characters written in Tamil cinema. He's smart, intelligent and extremely funny. While Vikram is naive and sort of represents the general public that easily judges one's character without knowing the entire story.Madhavan and Vijay have competed with each other in delivering intense and convincing performances but it is Vijay Sethupathi who deserves a award for sure.

Cinematography by P.S.Vinod gave the movie a neo-noir look and BGM by Sam C.S. is terrific.

So,Vikram Vedha is one of the best movies of 2017 with mind blowing performances and direction.A Must Watch.

My rating 9/10


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INR150,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$546,792
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