Vikram (Madhavan) and Simon (Prem) are encounter specialists in police department. The film opens with a team led by them murdering gang members of Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi).
In the melee, Vikram’s team mistakenly kills Vedha’s innocent brother Puli (Kathir). Vedha gets arrested. But he narrates a story to Vikram and manages to escape.
Knowing that Vikram is honest, the gangster smartly punishes the real criminals through the honest cop himself, by narrating stories to Vikram in typical Vikramadityan and Vedalam style.
As the heading of the review suggests, this is the modern adapation of the popular Vikramadityan-Vedalam stories of Ambulimama. Directors Pushkar-Gayathri have come up with an intense and intelligent script based on that.
While Madhavan is a live gun, Vijay Sethupathi is like a bomb. Both have delivered explosive performance in this flick, elevating its overall feel.
Shraddha Srinath delivers brilliant performance as the independent new generation lawyer wife. Varalakshmi, who plays an audacious and innocent role, has delivered a commendable performance.
P S Vinod’s cinematography and Sam C S’s score are no doubt the heart and soul of the movie, as the cinematographer and music director have added flavour to each and every scene.
With very few minus points which can easily be overlooked, Vikram Vedha finally announces the arrival of the unsung Pushkar Gayathri duo in a big way. Kudos to their writing and execution, which is ably backed by a strong cast and crew.
Rating: 4 out of 5