22 July 2017 | SivakumarBalachandran
Tamil film industry's answer to the Neo Noir film making - Rock solid and sure not to be missed
Pushkar Gayatri the husband wife duo directors hits the right chord to present an engaging, entertaining, gripping thriller. This is a Neo Noir movie which happens rarely in Tamil.
Story is simple straight forward police and gangster cat and mouse or I could say hide seek game.
The wow factor is the screenplay which is well crafted and characterisations are well etched. The perfect pace stands out first kept the audience thrilled and guessing till the end. Dialogues are sharp as knife and powerful as the gun shots in the movie. The BGM was rock solid which had added the feel to the play.
Coming to the performances Madhavan as Vikram the protagonist a perfect police maintains his grip and emotes intensive emotions particularly when he feels he was used. Vijay Sethupathy on the other hand essays antagonist Vedha a most wanted leader of local gang pulling it off effortlessly seriously effortlessly like so much of assaultness the way he carries himself stands out unique particularly. Loved the in between short stories he threw. Both Madhavan and VJS with their exposed grey carried on their roles picture perfect. They present raw psychological thriller duo. All the other support characters were picked perfect. Varalakshmi's plays an extended cameo but stands out as well the new face lady who plays the lawyer and wife of Vikram.
Subtle messages on guilt - revenge - emotions of gangster or the police were the special catch.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this Neo-Noir flick.
Verdict : Don't miss it. Hats off to the team Vikram Vedha. Easy 8.5 on 10