Kamal Haasan's 'Vikram', presented in Telugu by Sreshth Movies, was released today in theatres. Here is the Short Review.
It has been revealed that 'Vikram' is a sequel sort of movie to 'Khaidi', starring Karthi in the lead. In the present film, an investigator named Amar (Fahadh Faasil) swings into action when the serial murders of two narcotics officials and the father of one of them Karnan (Kamal Haasan) takes place. The Narcotics Central Bureau is in a state of panic because of the murders of its officers.
'Vikram' is one rare action flick that commands your complete attention right from the first frame. It may not demand a must-watch of 'Khaidi' but if you watch that movie before opting for 'Vikram', you are more likely to enjoy Lokesh Kanagaraj's screenplay style, which is not typical and straightforward.
Fahadh Faasil's character is a treat right from the word go. He fronts the first half with his underplayed performance. The Malayalam actor becomes the ray of hope, managing to keep us glued to the screens.
Vijay Sethupathi's character evokes laughs, as his characterization is meant to. His introduction scene is superb.
Anirudh's background score is the heart-beat of this high-stakes action film. Girish Gangadharan's camera work makes the film feel edgy and dark.
The performances by Kamal, Fahadh and Vijay are top-notch, in that order. The 'Vishwaroopam' actor gets to show his charm in the climax. Fahadh can deliver a haunting performance if given the right character. The supporting and other negative performances are fine. S Gayathrie, Swathishta and Vasanti are unfamiliar to the Telugu audience but they make a mark. Santhana Bharathi, Narain, Chemban Vinod Jose and Kalidas Jayaram are also seen.
'Vikram' is a stylish action thriller that is not a revenge story. Its high-end production values make it a must-watch.