Vikram Vedha Movie REVIEW: Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan Starrer Shines In Glory Gripping Plot And Intense Sequences!
Directed by Gayatri and Pushkar, this massy entertainer stars Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf, Sharib Hashmi and more
They say ‘Devil is in the details!’ but, it seems directors Gayatri and Pushkar forgot the dialogue from their own film. Vikram Vedha is unapologetically massy and the film has numerous stirring and unforeseen moments, however, despite its glory over the audiences, the makers sacrificed technicalities in an attempt to win the audience.
The south remakes trend in Bollywood continues to go strong and it seems directors are quite desperate for a total northernization of their content. It's understandable that regional cinema wants to seep into the masses and Vikram Vedha is arguably one of the most appropriate choice for the same. But, that does not end the scuffle over South vs Bollywood comparisons.
Comparisons are acceptable here as Vikram Vedha is a remake of a south movie of the same name. After watching this Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan starrer, one might even yearn to watch the R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi starrer.
But, on the flip side, one’s who are least interested in reading the subtitles, Saif And Hrithik’s Vikram Vedha is a good choice for a mid-night watch.
The film starts off with brave cop Vikram (Saif Ali Khan) attempting a raid to arrest Vedah (Hrithik Roshan), but the entire situation turns spiteful as the former gets engaged in a gunfight. Soon the complications for the brave police officer start emerging as he continues his search for the vicious Vedha.
Sadly, the technicalities and logic take a turn for the worst as a raid operation is being carried on with a loud charter. However, despite all the technical problems, the story of Vikram-Vedha is quite gripping and it effortlessly keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Vedha easily keeps the audience and Vikram hooked to the stories and his narration. Heavy on gruesome scenes, the film equally focuses on plot and action sequences. Neither of them seem to get heavy on each other.
Vikram Vedha’s writer has done quite a terrific job in brewing up a good plot. While a few scenes seem to tear the very fabric of reality, it is the direction that has come to the film’s rescue and saving it from going haywire. Unfortunately, this problem was quite dominant on action sequences and it just leaves you confused and patiently waiting for the film to get done with those overdone, overworked and unrealistic scenes.
In addition, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan have done wonders with their acting chops. Interestingly, the Super 30 actor’s rugged look is just too perfect. Well, apart from that they even look good together.
During the climax, they are seen sitting beside each other, and from the visuals, Hrithik-Saif look just too serene. The actors have apparently accepted their age and rather than chasing characters that make them look younger, they have opted for an old and rugged look.
Interestingly, Radhika Apte, Sharib Hashmi and Rohit Saraf are instrumental in this film’s success. While the directors could have utilized Radhika’s craft more effectively, they seemingly were left short on scenes for her character. But, she has done a fabulous job with whatever she was offered.
In conclusion, this 155-min film is simply all about corruption but the way makers have materialized the plot is an art in itself. While the film focuses more on action sequences, it does not leave the writing out of the equation and it all seems to have merged well giving the audience full-on entertainment. This massy flick is ultimately a people pleaser.