The team behind Vikram Vedha drew inspiration from an old folklore of Vikram and Bethaal. The story is about a cop, Vikram played by E Madahavn on the look out for gangsta leader Vedha, who has committed 16 murders till date. A special team headed by R Madhavan is on the look out for this dreaded gangster. One fine day, while the team is prepping with special arms to hunt down Vedha, the notorious gangster arrives at the quarters himself, to surrender. Why has Vedha, who the entire police force is scouting for, handing himself. Over to the cops? Hereafter, the story between cop and gangster, Vikram and Vedha unfolds and it’s nothing you would have imagined it to be.
Where do I begin? Let’s start with the story itself. It might be a cliched cop-gangster theme but the predictability ends there. It’s like rediscovering your favourite flavour of ice cream in a whole new way. Without giving away too much, can guarantee you unexpected twists and turns that have you on the edge of your seat. Even when the story is progressing gradually it doesn’t seem like a drag because you know it’s heading somewhere. There’s no dead ends in this story. It unfolds effortlessly without any jerks. Clearly, when a powerful script and sharp direction team up, not only a Baahubali but a Vikram Vedha can also happen!
Coming to the lead cast – whoever thought of bringing R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi together deserves an award of some kind. Their chemistry, their talent, their presence when combined creates an explosion on screen. Madhavan as Vikram is a skilled, hot tempered, brutally honest cop that knows his job too well.