Just two days following the release of Vikram Vedha, people were already celebrating this creation to be the best Tamil movie of 2017. So I thought of giving it a shot.
I just went to the theater with zero expectations so that I just don’t find kicking myself hard if the movie disappoints. But to my surprise, I was welcomed with a different treatment beginning with the title card and sent off with a smirky smile at the end.
Vikram Vedha starring R.Madhavan(as Vikram) and Vijay Sethupathy (as Vedha) in the lead, supported by a hand full of “meaningful” supporting actors is a classic example of how a gangster movie can be delivered fresh with unpredictable twists. The movie starts at a steady pace with scenes portraying Madhavan – The cop’s life and Department proceedings. Once Vijay Sethupathy enters the picture, it becomes a totally different affair. This film has its core story built on Vikramaditya and Betal.
Shirt colors, lines, paper cups are few among the many supporting tools that the Intelligent movie maker duo Pushkar-Gayathri have taken on hand to narrate this briskly paced Intelligent thriller. Vikram in a white color shirt and Vedha in Black, lines separating Vikram and Vedha in a factory and forest, the best way of using tools can be learned from this movie. Vijay Sethupathi’s brilliance in delivering dialogues with a subtle display of emotion is at its best almost the entire movie, but the scene where he talks to Maddy’s wife about his innocent brother being killed is something out of the blue. Masterpiece!
Vikram being a very strict and sturdy officer, it at times seems unrealistic as to how he simply stands and gives time to an accused to narrate his story. But that just doesn’t feel like a flaw because of the brilliant display of acting skills portrayed by Madhavan and Sethupathy. Vikram is a person who believes that there are just two types of people – the good and the evil and sleeps peacefully after every encounter justifying his kills. Vedha’s intelligent questions start questioning Vikram’s self-belief and his ideals. It is then that the film takes a brisk pace from an already 4th gear drive. The climax could have been better. The pre-climax action block to be specific. But it just jots down to personal preference.
Cinematography and Music are top notch and totally blends in with the feel of the movie. Strong lady characters played by Shraddha Srinath and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is something to watch out for. Vikram Vedha is a movie that happens once in a year, or even like once in three years. Do not miss it. The extra GST that was imposed recently on movie tickets can be taken lightly just for this movie, as it definitely deserves the recognition and appreciation it demands for.