“A person can be good or bad, but the emotion they go through is same” forms the core plot of the movie “Vikram Vedha.”
Vikram (Madhavan) heads a special task force which is formed to encounter Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi) who is a prime suspect in several murders. One fine day, Vedha walks into the commissioner office and surrenders himself to the police. From that point the movie is a complete roller coaster ride.
The conversation between Vikram and Vedha at the interrogation room gives you a glimpse of what is about to come. The way the scene was shot is one of the best examples of how a scene should be structured. The use of paper cups to explain the situation was brilliant.
Pushkar and Gayathri – the director duo, has put in a lot of effort to craft the story to perfection. I was fascinated to see how they used the age old vikram-vetal story to create a visually engaging crime drama. Also, they put a lot of work in bringing out the smallest details. When you come out of the movie, you will realize that the movie is built up on these small details and that is the reason for its brilliance.
The screenplay is too good. Every shot has its importance and is properly linked somewhere in the story. And, all this flows seamlessly without creating any confusion. Editor Richard Kevin deserves a big round of applause from the audience.
Sam C.S’s background score is subtle, yet adds power to every scene. P.S Vinod paints brilliant visuals.
Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi equally share screen space and bring out their brilliant performances. It is like watching two great boxers in the same ring. You don’t care about who wins or loses. All you admire is their moves and how they try to outperform each other. I completely loved it. Vikram Vedha is one of the best movies in both their career.
Verdict: Vikram Vedha is one of the best movies released this year. Watch it and be amazed!