A ruthless cop wages a war against an unscrupulous gangster. However, certain events lead to the cop questioning his principles and motives. This leaves behind a battle between good and bad with what is good and what is bad being unclear.
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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
Born and brought up in Bangalore and exposed to all the four south
Indian language movies from a young age, I had a special love for Tamil
Cinema. While Malayalam was more art house type, Tamil was a blend of
art and commercial and hence entertaining.
Vikram Vedha is loosely based on popular mythology stories Vikram
Betaal and I loved the way director duo Gayathri and Pushkar along with
the writers adapt it for the modern day audience as a cop-gangster film
where Madhavan plays Vikram the cop and Vijay Sethupathi plays Vedha
And like the Vikram Betaal stories, whenever Vikram catches Vedha,
Vedha tells Vikram a story asking him what is right or wrong and then
escapes after hearing Vikram's judgement.
Its a beautifully layer film where none of the protagonists are black
or white. They both are grey bordering between right and wrong and each
has their justification for being what they are. Both hands are soaked
There are enough twists and turns in the film including a brilliant one
in the climax. This is writing at its best. Also, there aren't many
songs which keeps the audience focused. The film technically is
brilliant with excellent cinematography and back ground score.
The performances are top notch. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi are
brilliant in their respective roles and have a great on screen
chemistry. They both compliment each other. Kathir as Vedha's brother
is good and the women Shraddha and Varalaxmi are fiery in their small
but important roles.
A brilliant film and I hope to see a sequel to this.
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