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Vikram Movie Review

Kamal Haasan is kickass in this star-heavy action drama that keeps going despite some wear and tear. Here goes our Vikram Movie Review.

Vikram Movie Review

A solid, satisfying action entertainer that works as a franchise booster!

Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music

Lokesh Kanagaraj’s next film after Master might have upped the expectations to the zenith, but the director actually delivers to a major extent with Vikram, which is a clean and green action entertainer that fires on all cylinders from the first scene.

The film brings together the trio of Karnan (Kamal Haasan), Amar (Fahadh Faasil) and Sandhanam (Vijay Sethupathi), tying them together in a knot that pulls trouble for all three sides. When a lot of trouble comes together as a pack, it is time for the ‘ghost’ to be exposed, and the story comes alive in an exciting style. The first half moves up at a gradual pace, with a fine amount of investigative scenes that keep the momentum going from point to point. Kamal Haasan’s screen time in the first half is very less, but Fahadh and Vijay Sethupathi eat up the space and make room for themselves while ensuring that the script has lot of space to earn itself a good load of suspense. The second half is where everything comes alive, with loads to do for all the actors in the film, and closing in on a terrific finale that has everything going for it.

Kamal Haasan is back and how, for he brings himself back in just the way we want it to be, an exciting action avatar that gives him an emotional angle as well, and delivers what the fans need. After him, the film benefits largely from Fahadh Faasil’s outstanding performance that is a big boost to the proceedings, as the actor gets it on point with his dialogue delivery and expressions.

Vijay Sethupathi has a very jaded role to play, and it is such a big grouse that half of his dialogues go awry due to the different style of acting that he has tried – unfortunately, it does not create an impact. Vikram also gets its goods right from its big list of supporting actors, everybody from Chemban Vinod to Narain and the others do a good job.

Once again, Anirudh thunders the film through with an exciting background score that is much needed for the film to attain its full potential. There are so many sequences where the composer has innovated a lot – examples are the EDM remix of Porkanda Singam and the brothel theme. The cinematography by Girish deserves praise as there are a lot of unique placements and a continuous flow maintained throughout the film.

On the whole, Vikram is a satisfying commercial entertainer that does not possess strong emotions or an immersive setting but still manages to keep the whistles flowing from the audiences thanks to the mass moments and the star value that it has. Lokesh’s control over his world and the way in which he builds up his action sequences scores for the majority of the film. In the end, the film delivers highs and that’s what you need from an action biggie of this scale!  Vikram Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas

Vikram Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5

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