Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Vikram Vedha

I wasn’t sure to write a review on the interesting action crime thriller Vikram Vedha, because many have given great reviews about the Tamil feature film, but like to note down few things that impressed me. The title itself would give clue that the movie is based on the concept of Vikramadithyan Vedhalam ghost story, where Vedhalam ask questions hugging from the back of Vikrama, the king to quest answer through the stories he narrate.

Vikram Vedha has Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi and it isn’t a regular cop movie but a very interesting and different level of play between an encounter specialist and notorious gangster. First thing I felt watching the opening scene (shooting between police and gangsters) was Gautham Menon’s movie, though I know it was Pushkar-Gayathri’s combo (who made Auto and Va Q cutting) the action sequence were such casual that no one could expect at such a venture.

The name Vedha continued to travel for some time into the movie creating hype and sounding demon, were all broke into particles the way Vijay Sethupathi entered the scene in his own idle style of walk. What applaud from the audience! He appears in front of cops and escapes, revealing a story with questions to let Vikram answer through his investigation and at the end of each story Vedha escapes leaving a clue to glue on seat. 

The balance between the Madhavan and Sethupathi had been handled well and they played an excellent teeter-totter entertaining the people. Madhavan on his side exhibits great body language and his rough tone is the role of cop and Sethupathi, as young and mid-age did effortlessly the job of gangster and those watched his movies could understand what I mean the effortless i.e. natural acting.

Though not so parallel to the male dominate subject, the female characters of the movie do speak even it’s for few scenes. Shraddha Srinath and Varalakshmi have raised their voice and hand as well   protecting their rights and liberty as advocate and love affair of Kathir (of Kirumi fame) who played Vedha’s brother. Shraddha is a wonderful choice for the wife of an encounter specialist, acted pretty and though working again him their not let down relationship was impressive.

Through Vikram Vedha, Pushkar and Gayathri (the director duo) has touched an extremely high level and also raised the expectation which I’m sure going to give them more pressure to retain the success, although I don’t believe well done movies are the best. Alike everyone else and being concerned on the interesting screenplay, the songs and music doesn’t take attention and the BGM also resembled Miruthan.

Vikram Vedha - a nice suspense movie to watch in theatres and it’s a blockbuster already. 


Elsie Amata said...

I'm a big fan of crime/action movies as long as they are done right and it sounds like this one is done well enough to capture your attention. I don't like when it's just a bunch of violence. I want a good plot. From what you're describing, it sounds like that's what this movie does.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Gosia k said...

sounds interesting

Sandhya said...

I too watched the movie. Second part is going to be there!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jeevan!:) Ha ha!!! You saw a Hoopoe by the side of one of your roads, just like me. I wonder if there is a reason why they tend to favour the verges of roads and not fields!!! You know, I don't like scary movies, and don't watch anything with violence, keeps me awake at night. I'm sure this is a good film though, for those people who are braver than me!:)

Alok singhal said...

Though I can't watch the movie because of language barrier, but I was a huge fan of Vikram Betal show that used to come decades back.

I am sure this will be a fun too (and already is).

Nancy Chan said...

Good review. Crime movies keep me in suspense. Have a fabulous day!

Destination Infinity said...

Seems like an interesting movie.. will try to see it someday.. Just saw another movie - Meesaya Murukku. That was fun and entertaining :)

Destination Infinity

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Nice indepth review !