R Madhavan made an impressive comeback to Tamil films with the critically acclaimed Irudhi Suttru in 2016. With Vikram Vedha, his new action drama with Vijay Sethupathi, he’s raising hopes of cementing his position in Kollywood’s pecking order. A 50-second teaser of the film, which was released on Thursday, is already making a shrill claim as the film to watch out for in 2017.
The teaser begins with an interrogation scene as Madhavan’s character asks: “What game are you playing?” To which, Vijay’s character replies: “That is for you to figure out.” These opening lines, pretty much, set up the tone of the teaser.
The opening black-and-white frame shifts to coloured ones, as Madhavan and Vijay are caught in a cat-and-mouse chase. There’s combat in rain, in factories, in godowns, on the beach...
Written and directed by Pushkar & Gayatri, Vikram Vedha is reportedly based on the mythological tale, Vikramaditya. The lean look of Madhavan has been the talk of the town, particularly since he had really bulked up for Irudhi Suttru. The actor had earlier said that for Vikram Vedha he managed to get his lean look without hitting the gym or any other kind of workout. He plays an encounter specialist.
Vikram Vedha also features Shraddha Srinath, Kathir, John Vijay and Varu Sarath.
Follow @htshowbiz for more