Hrithik Roshan Saif Ali Khan thriller
Story is the major star in this clever Hrithik Roshan Saif Ali Khan thriller, according to the Vikram Vedha assessment. When I learned that “Vikram Vedha” would be recreated in Hindi, even with the same directors, I must admit that I was really uneasy. Pushkar-cop-and-robber Gayatri’s movie from 2017 in Tamil was fantastic, and I thoroughly loved it. Vijay Sethupathi as the mobster just blew me away, and R Madhavan was great as the officer. This was the product of artists who were clearly adept at both the creation of visuals and the evocation of emotions within those images.
Vikram Vedha had a fantastic time at the movies because to its quick pacing, undercurrent of humour, clever storyline that made light of its density, and snappy theme song.
Even if the Hindi remake isn’t quite as fantastic as the original, it isn’t at all horrible. Not simply the first animation strip in Tamil, which tells the story of Vikram and Betaal from “Betaal Pachchisi,” has more developed characters and gives the supporting actors more to work with. The lead pair has more swag than swagger, which is crucial and makes all the difference. Although they have comparable smart-alecky lines, Saif Ali Khan’s cop’s beefed-up weight is attracted more attention to than R Madhavan’s huge frame, and Hrithik’s nearly-dreadlocks are more artistically teased out than Sethupathi’s straight-up grey stubble.
However, after some time of getting used to the Kanpur-Lucknow Hindi dialects and settling into their roles, both Saif and Hrithik Roshan start to enjoy themselves. Of course, phrases like “baudam,” “budbak,” “chaukas,” and “bauraa gaye ho ka” are scattered about, calling attention to not just themselves but the actors who are made to say them. Both are excellent options. And we eventually receiveTwo A-list actors are delving into a legitimate plot that is presented to them and into which they must inject themselves, not the other way around. It has taken “outsiders” like Pushkar-Gayatri, whose online series “Suzhal” has been one of the greatest offerings on the web this year, to remind Hindi film how to achieve this.
A couple things were unrealistic even in the initial version. Though the cop’s wife representing the unholy was a wonderful touch, her dance-a-deux with the devil lacked plausibility. Radhika Apte plays the ‘vakeel’ who makes out with her officer husband in this scene, reprising Shraddha Srinath’s character. The supporting cast members, including Vedha’s younger brother Shatak (Saraf), Vikram’s coworker and close buddy Abbas (Mishra), and his close friend Chanda (Bihani), all serve the two main players. Despite this, Sharib Hashmi stands out in his role as Vedha’s right-hand guy with a grumble, exactly like a good actor always does.
Emotional high points are not necessary for intelligent, well-written thrillers, but when they occur, they have a greater effect. Saif and Hrithik share a few of those moments where they aren’t just playing the roles of the cop and the bad guy, when they aren’t just exchanging snappy dialogues (ek kahaani sunenge, sir, says Vedha Vikram, and they are off and running), but when they are actually getting to know one another, and those moments reveal the actors they are and can be if given the chance.
Everything is going according to plan until the completely unnecessary item number suddenly appears, halt pushing. Is the solution to have Hrithik Roshan and make him dance? Although Hrithik still has the most flexible movements in the Alcoholia number, everything moves more slowly. Thankfully, the dramatic stand-off is just as shocking this time around as it was the first, and everything comes to a satisfying conclusion. If you haven’t watched the original, the Hindi version will be more entertaining than whining reviewers, but I do recommend getting the original and comparing it for yourself.