Balaji's Thots. Cops and gangsters have long been two of the most popular and dependable roles for our heroes to play because these roles offer an easy way to package all the necessary ingredients – heroism, action, romance, sentiments, comedy – needed for a well- rounded masala movie. You can pick any of our leading stars and they will have played at least one cop or gangster in their last few roles (Rajni and Ajith played gangsters in Kabali and Vedhalam while Vijay, Suriya and Vikram were cops in Theri, Singam 3 and Irumugan respectively). But because of their star wattage, these actors played straightforward characters with no shades of grey, they were pitted against one- dimensional villains and the movies left us in no doubt about who to root for in the battle between them. Vikram Vedha pits a cop and gangster against each other.
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Madhavan plays the cop Vikram. He is honest but at the same time, not averse to fudging things as long as he gets the bad guys.
Vijay Sethupathi is Vedha, a gangster with a string of murders to his name. While the roles are familiar, the characters are interesting enough to avoid the pitfalls of the genre movies that feature either of those characters. That, along with perfect casting(both Madhavan and VS do a fantastic job though VS steals the whistles and claps with several crowd- pleasing lines delivered in a nonchalant way. He also gets a fantastic bgm score), an intelligent script and a smart screenplay, makes the battle between them feel fresh and entertaining. The film begins with the famous King Vikram- Vedhalam folklore which has the king seek and find the spirit only to have it climb onto his back. We know the rest of the story – the spirit narrates stories with questions at the end and would fly back to the tree if the wrong answer was given by the king.
That tale is is ingeniously used to structure the film. So Vedha surrenders to Vikram, narrates incidents in his life and poses questions that make Vikram think. The questions are clever and not letdowns.
While the answer to the first tells Vikram how similar he and Vedha think, the second leads to a particularly potent moment as Vikram blurts out a key piece of information. When the film begins, Vikram and Vedha are completely different. Vikram is educated, married and on the right side of the law while Vedha is uneducated, single and pursued by the cops (in a way, the difference is announced even before the movie starts. The anti- smoking and drinking slide has Madhavan reading the English warning while Vijay Sethupathi reads the Tamil translation). But by the time the movie ends, they have both changed in each other’s – and our – eyes. In this the film is a little bit like Raavanan. The transformations the characters go through aren’t that drastic and the underlying mythical story isn’t interleaved as cleverly but the 2 primary characters do undergo a similar journey that changes them, their view of the world and our view of them.
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The film is careful not to undermine other relationships while depicting the fight between the protagonists. Vikram’s relationship with his wife Priya(Shraddha Srinath), a lawyer, is an example of this. Initially its all fun and games as they are a young couple in love. But once she is pulled into the game(Vedha hires her as his lawyer), the husband- wife relationship undergoes a change because of the cop- lawyer dynamics. Brought out nicely in a scene where she alternates between taking care of his wound and fighting with him for the way he used her, it adds another layer to the main conflict between Vikram and Vedha. On Vedha’s side, the care and affection he has for his brother Pulli(Kathir) and the relationship between Pulli and his lover Chandra(Varu Sarathkumar) are both depicted well.
Though the film is character- driven, it functions well as a thriller too. The reason behind Vedha surrendering, which Vikram is tasked with finding out, drives the plot forward. As Vedha’s flashbacks fill in the story, the screenplay flows smoothly towards this answer. There are the requisite twists, some of which are good surprises. Particularly clever are the way many casual events and conversations from the past, both in Vedha’s stories and Vikram’s daily life, have a direct bearing on how the story proceeds. The climax is one place where Vedha’s casual tone feels somewhat overdone but the final shot is perfect.