Lokesh Kanagaraj, with movies like Kaithi and Master, is evolving right into a filmmaker Tamil cinema must take critically and have a good time. What he’s tried and achieved along with his newest movie Vikram, which marks the glorious comeback of Kamal Haasan after a lull, is one thing that not many filmmakers may even envision, not to mention execute.

A confessed Kamal Haasan fan, Lokesh not solely paid a heartfelt tribute to his ‘guru’, with Vikram – a sequel of types to Kamal’s 1986 movie of the identical identify – he teased the starting of a franchise; one that might maintain Kamal lively for years to come back. Vikram permits Kamal to have enjoyable, and he’s helped by Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi, who make their presence felt with robust performances

Vikram begins the place Lokesh’s Kaithi left off. Months after the greatest drug bust Tamil Nadu police ever pulled, two containers full of medicine went lacking in Chennai, and native gangs should retrieve them at any value earlier than the crime lord and the chief of the drug mafia Rolex – performed by Suriya – makes everyone pay. Meanwhile, a gaggle of masked males are on a killing spree, taking the lives of some high-ranking officers, which features a younger official in the narcotics management bureau, performed by Kalidas.

Kamal performs Karnan in the movie. When his son turns into a sufferer of the gang, he units out on a mission to take revenge. What seems like simply one other story of revenge quickly turns right into a mission orchestrated by Karnan, who’s launched a lot later as agent Vikram – the unique character essayed by Kamal in the 1986 movie.

You’ve bought handy it to Lokesh Kanagaraj for bringing again Kamal’s highly-underrated agent Vikram character, three many years later; and utilizing it so successfully in a narrative that couldn’t have been instructed higher.

However, the movie does falter at locations and isn’t persistently participating, nevertheless it manages to merge key characters from Lokesh’s earlier movie Kaithi and units the stage for what could possibly be Tamil cinema’s greatest franchise in the making. What Lokesh manages to realize with Vikram, which feels barely lengthy with practically a three-hour operating time, is to provide a brand new technology of audiences a glimpse of Kamal Haasan’s versatility. It was rewarding to see the veteran shine after a very long time.

If you possibly can have a look at Vikram past a few of its tough edges, that is simply the most satisfying love letter to Kamal Haasan from Lokesh Kanagaraj, who’s his massive fan. It is superb to see Kamal heat as much as a younger filmmaker’s sensibilities and be prepared to not hog all the limelight in the film. For most of the first half, Kamal is nowhere to be seen, however he makes a strong impression in the scenes he’s current.

Fahadh Faasil will get the second most meaty half amongst the ensemble solid; and he’s terrific. Vijay Sethupathi continues to shine in peculiar roles which might be greatest suited for his character, and it’s refreshing to see Lokesh use him effectively after Master.

Anirudh Ravichander’s music, particularly the background rating, performs a pivotal position in amplifying the total expertise of watching Vikram on the massive display screen, aside from the terrific motion sequences. Suriya’s transient however highly effective cameo is simply the excessive one wants as you step out of Vikram.

Film: Vikram

Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, Narain, Suriya and Kalidas Jayaram