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Vikram Vedha Review-It's time for some entertaining story-telling... pretty slick!

  • Sekhar GC

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    Desimartini | Updated - September 03, 2017 11:43 AM IST
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    Vikram VedhaWatch trailerRelease date : May 19, 2017

    The best thing about the film is the name of the movie itself. The have tactfully named it Vikram Vedha, as it is based on the popular folklore Vikram Betaal, which many of us would have come across in childhood. The story is borrowed off of that very concept, but what I liked was that instead of retaining Betaal, they chose to name it Vedha. The film dwells on circumstances being a critical factor in shaping one's choices, and right or wrong becomes a mere perspective... the right is wrong and the wrong is right, one may argue, and rightfully a compelling film title.

    It's a cat-and-mouse game between cop Vikram and don Vedha. Or should I say, between the two sides of the law. Vedha keeps slipping in and out of Vikram's hands, and in the course, keeps riddling him with events from his life, that makes the cop (and the viewers) think about cause and effect in one's life.

    Trust the South Indian film industry to like someone that is not conventionally good-looking. Seriously, when you hear the fans in the hall whistling at the entrance of Vijay Sethupathi, you cannot help but realise that he has a huge, huge fan-following and if he grows at this pace, I do see him becoming a mini Rajnikanth in the next decade or two.

    I did like the credit rolls, both in the beginning and in the end; it was pretty cool and the music by Sam CS was actually pretty impressive, particularly the background score.

    There was never a dull moment, though it was not without its flaws. It was very filmy in the sense that it has a lot of masala to it. You see gangsters getting shot left right and centre and I don't know when these films will start treating the antagonists as sharp and intelligent, too. I don't know why they are treated or characteristics dumb people who don't have any plans. They bite the dust so easily that it is a little hard to digest, and if it was that easy in real life, then we'd have got Dawood Ibrahim long ago. But again one may argue that that's why a movie is a movie for its entertainment value, and that it's different from real life; but for a film lover like me, I cannot but help notice these loopholes.

    Both Madhavan and Sethupathi are impressive, and do not give one dull moment all through. Again, the background score is haunting!

    On a positive note, I could not notice how time passed by. I did like the ending. A good slick entertainer.

    My verdict: 2.75 out of five. An additional .25 included for the entertainment quotient, which is in abundance in this one.

    - Sekhar, http://GCtheThinker.blogspot.com

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