Vikram Vedha

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Vikram Vedha

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Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Radhika Apte, Saif Ali Khan

Director: Pushkar, Gayatri


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Star cast: Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf, Sharib Hashmi, Yogita Bihani, Satyadeep Mishra & others

Director: Pushkar & Gayatri

Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Vivek Agrawal, Chakravarthy, S. Sashikanth & Ramachandra

Vikram Vedha Box Office Review : Expectations

There’s a negative wave against the remakes made in Bollywood. In the recent past, films like Bachchhan Paandey, Jersey and Laal Singh Chaddha tanked at the box office. There are several reasons behind their failure but being a remake definitely worked negatively for all these films. Vikram Vedha too had the same fear surrounding it, but the film sustained well through the hurdle and managed to grab attention through the trailer.

Thanks to the well cut and highly engaging trailer, VV created an air of excitement around it. However, the film didn’t get a deserved momentum due to low key promotions, which took the film in a zone where a thing like bumper opening was missing. However, it looked a like a film which we call “lambi race ka ghoda” at the box office.

Vikram Vedha Box Office Review : Impact

We saw it in the advance booking reports that Vikram Vedha is faring much lower than expected. And exactly the same thing happened today. The film opened to a low to average occupancy in morning shows all across the country. It’s quite shocking considering Hrithik Roshan’s last film, War, is the highest opener for Bollywood. The good thing is, the film picked up in the afternoon shows with evening and night shows showing much better occupancy rates.

Another good thing is that the ticket rates are very balanced unlike recent Bollywood biggies. It’s much like what we saw during Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. It will give the film a huge boost considering the positive word-of-mouth too has started spreading like wildfire now.

One can easily call it one of the best remakes to be made in Bollywood in recent times and reaffirms the popular Hindi saying “Nakal mein bhi akal chahiye”. VV has elements which will work for both classes and masses. Speaking about the sections of viewers, family audience will not shower that much love on this thriller, like they did for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Nonetheless, it will enjoy a long theatrical run as it’s not merely a stardom driven film and there’s no major competition in the coming days. Ayushmann Khurrana’s Doctor G (releasing on 14th October) and Thank God, Ram Setu (releasing on 25th October) will be real competitors for VV.

Vikram Vedha Box Office Review : Final Verdict

On the whole, Vikram Vedha is a perfect successor for Bollywood after Brahmastra‘s glorious box office journey. It’s a pre-Diwali dhamaka that will keep ticket windows busy, setting a stage for big Diwali releases. It is expected to earn anywhere between 130-150 crores.

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Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan (& bazillion ways to charm you), Saif Ali Khan (who tries to play a ‘sacred game’ once again, falls for the trap once again), Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf, Yogita Bihani, Sharib Hashmi, Satyadeep Misra

Director: Pushkar–Gayathri

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What’s Good: It brings back the lost ‘heroism’ in Bollywood! Not only because it brings 2 great actors together but also how they’re shown together to make you feel like Bollywood has gone nowhere & you just were diverted by some keyboard warriors

What’s Bad: It has some flaws that many close-to 3-hour films would have, discussed in detail below!

Loo Break: Only if you have a weak bladder because these guys are serving fresh-hot entertainment in every frame

Watch or Not?: It’s one hell of a long film & I did check my watch a couple of times (just out of curiosity about why the time is running fast)

Available On: Theatrical Release

Runtime: 159 Minutes

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Following the template of ‘Baital Pachisi’ which narrates how a smart king (Vikram) is quizzed by a celestial spirit (Vedha), a Bhairava & for every wrong answer he’ll find himself further away from catching the ‘master of chaos’, the film features Vikram (Saif Ali Khan) hunting to eliminate wrong i.e. Vedha (Hrithik Roshan)

Upon meeting Vedha, just like Betaal, even Vikram gets tangled in the web of complex questions asked by him. Vedha would somehow manage to get rid of Vikram but he keeps watering the seeds of doubt in the ‘saint’ cop’s mind. How at the end of his 3rd story things take a 360° turn, is what the rest of the film is all about.

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Vikram Vedha Movie Review: Script Analysis

To those who still aren’t aware: This is the Hindi remake of 2017’s Tamil film with the same name & same team (almost). The best thing to ‘retain’ the charm (and harm) from the original project was to retain the same members by the captains Pushkar-Gayathri. They bring back P. S. Vinod for Cinematography, A. Richard Kevin for editing & Sam C. S’ background score is still thumping but better.

P. S. Vinod makes optimal use of Hrithik Roshan & Saif Ali Khan’s swag by putting them into the slo-mo sequences layered with Sam’s otherworldly BGM. The way he pans the camera in some sequences needs to be noted down & serve as a lesson for aspiring Cinematographers. The way he still manages to squeeze in a burning Ravan & a ‘rage-filled’ Vedha in a single frame without one overpowering the other is commendable.

Yep, the editing does lose the grip at times but I won’t be deducting many marks given it’s an almost 160-minute film & few missed were expected. The build-up of Vikram & his colleague Abbas (Simon in the original) just doesn’t land properly to build curiosity for an emotional connection that’s required later. Even Vikram’s wife track doesn’t add much to the organised chaos acting just a filler.

Vikram Vedha Movie Review: Star Performance

Before stepping in, Hrithik Roshan knew he was going to replace Vijay Sethupathi & it was already brave of him just for taking that decision because what he did to Vedha was immortal. But, HR didn’t just sign to repeat the magic but he did it in his way with the result still being the same – you’ll be stunned by the end. The way he balances the extremes of good & bad in him is what differentiates this from the original. It’s like playing the best & worst person on this earth at the same time, nailing both of them.

Saif Ali Khan replaces R Madhavan & it wasn’t really hard to see why he was chosen. He’ll forever boast of Sacred Games on his resume & that along with the original case study must’ve been the benchmarks of how to keep Vikram subtle yet delightful. Radhika Apte didn’t get much of a scope to showcase any acting prowess & it wasn’t something only she can perform.

Rohit Saraf as HR’s younger brother would give you some ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’ vibes as he manages to look as cute as always building just the right amount of emotional connection with the viewers. Yogita Bihani seems to be a bit of a misfit here as she doesn’t really fit in the ‘raw & rustic’ nature of the film. The accent, the looks, the style look made-up. Sharib Hashmi & Satyadeep Misra are fine in the supporting roles.

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