Cast: Kamal Haasan, Fahad Fassil, Vijay Sethupathi, Santhana Bharathi, Suriya, Arjun Das, Naren
Cinematography by Girish Gangadharan
Edited by Philomin Raj
Music by Anirudh Ravichandran
Written by Ratnakumar, Lokesh Kanagaraj
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj
Produced by Kamal Haasan and R. Mahendran
Vikram movie is the comeback for Legend Kamal Haasan after Vishwaroopam 2 movie in theatres. His Indian 2 in the direction of Shankar, stopped in the middle of production due to some issues. He produced on his Raaj Kamal Films International, this film with director Lokesh Kanagaraj who made Kaithi/Kaththi, Master before. This movie has a connection to Khaidi universe, Kamal and Lokesh both revealed this. Vijay Sethupathi, Fahad Fassil both accepted to be part of this action ensemble. How did Lokesh handle them and how is Vikram, let’s discuss.
Karnan (Kamal Haasan) is a drunkard and he takes drugs, womanizer too. His grandchild likes him but his daughter-in-law hates him. He is killed by a group of extremists after they kill his police official son, Prabhanjan. Along with these two murders few other police officials also die. Amar (Fahad Fassil) who belongs to covert police force, gets this case assigned and he investigates about Karnan. He understands that there is a link to this case with drug lord and biologist Sandhanam (Vijay Sethupathi). As he starts to investigate further about Karnan, he gets to witness two more killings and a MLA is challenged by extremists group next. While trying to save him, he encounters with a masked man and finds out that it is none other than Karnan aka Agent Vikram. Who is Vikram? What is his story and why is he doing all this? Why Sandhanam is afraid of Rolex? Watch the movie to know answers …
Movie starts off with Kamal Haasan’s song and “killing”. The writing around these scenes and the investigation track next sets up the movie really well. You get many moments that really make you wish such writing could have been in most of the big blockbusters. By Interval time, the movie raises the bar. It is in second half, mainly in the later parts that Lokesh drags some action sequences to accommodate all the actors. Suriya’s cameo add to the high in the climax and hype up for Lokesh multiverse.
Had Lokesh controlled his ambition in second hour to not drag few action bits, the movie could have been more tighter. Still it delivers most of the promised high moments and Kamal Haasan’s performance is the highlight of those scenes. Fahad Fassil too holds you with his performance throughout. Suriya scores in his cameo. Agent Tina sequence gives you huge high than any other. Vijay Sethupathi character could have been written better. Anirudh Ravichandran’s music and Girish’s visuals add to the experience of the movie.
- Kamal, Fahad, Suriya and actors’ performances
- Anirudh’s music
- Girish visuals
- Few Action sequences
- Few characters underwritten
- Stretched out climax
- Drag in second half
Bottomline: Watchable in Theatres