Vikram Vedha Movie Story
Vikram Vedha is an official remake of the Tamil movie of the same name starring R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. And in Hindi, the film has been re-made with the same title but a different star cast: Saif Ali Khan & Hrithik Roshan. The trailer of the movie is quite impressive and the chemistry between the main leads is dynamic.
The movie is simple: Vikram, a pragmatic policeman, and his partner Simon are on the hunt to capture Vedha. When Vedha voluntarily surrenders, he offers to tell Vikram a story, throwing Vikram’s life into disarray. The story goes like Vikram – Betaal stories. Betaal always tells a story to King Vikramaditya and asks a question at the end of the story and Vikram, being a judicious king, has to reply.
In March 2018, Pushkar–Gayathri confirmed that he will be directing a Hindi remake of their Tamil film Vikram Vedha (2017), which is to be produced again by YNOT Studios. The project is co-produced by Friday Filmworks, T-Series Films, and Reliance Entertainment, and Neeraj Pandey serves as a creative producer. Pushkar–Gayathri intended for the remake to maintain the “gritty” tone that the original film had.
Although Pandey had previously avoided working on remakes because of his preference to write original material, he was interested in working on this project because of its parallels to Vikramaditya and Betal from the folktale collection Baital Pachisi, which he felt was not yet done in Hindi cinema.
The movie Vikram Vedha story is a cat-and-mouse game between a hardcore cop Vikram (Saif Ali Khan) and well-known gangster Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi). A team led by Vikram and Simon is on the hunt to capture a gangster Vedha. The cop is married to a lawyer ( Radhika Apte) who is the official lawyer of the gangster.
Shah Rukh Khan was approached for the film but declined. In August 2019, it was confirmed that Saif Ali Khan and Aamir Khan would play the police inspector Vikram and the gangster Vedha respectively. Saif differentiated Vikram from Sartaj Singh, another police officer he played in the streaming television series Sacred Games, saying Vikram is “much more dynamic, confident and strong” than Singh who was suicidal and constantly picked on by others. Pushkar–Gayathri revealed that they were unable to have R. Madhavan reprise his role of Vikram from the original, due to his commitments to Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022).
After production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic during which the writers also reworked the script, Aamir left the project in December 2020 and was shortly thereafter replaced by Hrithik Roshan. This would mark the second time Saif and Roshan share screen space after Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002). As Vedha is from Kanpur, Roshan decided to speak with an Awadhi accent.
In July, Radhika Apte was cast as Vikram’s lawyer wife and Rohit Saraf signed on to play Vedha’s brother the following month. By November 2021, Sharib Hashmi was confirmed to be in the film as Babloo. In March 2022, Yogita Bihani was chosen to play Chanda.
Principal photography took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Before the schedule began, part of the sets built initially for Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) were reworked by Vikram Vedha’s crew to resemble Lucknow and Kanpur.
In response to reports that Roshan refused to shoot in Lucknow and asked the crew to create the Lucknow sets in Abu Dhabi, causing the budget to escalate, Reliance explained that UAE was “the only location providing the infrastructure for a bio-bubble that accommodated a crew of such scale, also allowing the building of sets in a studio during the preceding months of the shoot”, and the film was shot there due to “health and protocol concerns”.
They added that their films’ shooting locations and budgetary decisions are not controlled by actors. After the Abu Dhabi schedule ended within 27 working days, the second schedule began in Lucknow in early December.
Saif Ali Khan finished his portions of the schedule by the end of the month. Apte, whose schedule was only 10 days, finished filming most of her portions by 26 April 2022. Filming wrapped by 10 June 2022. The movie is all set to release on 30th September 2022 in the multiplexes near you.
Vikram Vedha Movie Cast
- Hrithik Roshan as Vedha
- Saif Ali Khan as Vikram
- Radhika Apte as Vikram’s wife
- Rohit Saraf as Vedha’s brother
- Yogita Bihani as Chanda
- Sharib Hashmi as Babloo
- Satyadeep Mishra
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Vikram Vedha Movie Credits
- Directed by : Pushkar–Gayathri
- Written by : Pushkar–Gayathri
- Based on : Vikram Vedha (Tamil) by Pushkar–Gayathri
- Produced by : S. Sashikanth | Chakravarthy Ramachandra | Vivek Agrawal
Vikram Vedha Movie Releasing Date
30 September 2022
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Vikram Vedha Movie Short Description
Vikram Vedha is an action thriller film written and directed by Pushkar–Gayathri starring Hrithik, Saif & Radhika Apte. It is a remake of the 2017 Tamil film of the same name.