Vikram Vedha hits theatres: Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan film posts 3rd biggest opening of the year
Mumbai: Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan’s action flick ‘Vikram Vedha’ hits theatres today, September 30. The Pushkar-Gayathri film follows Vikram, an honest officer with the Lucknow police, who is on a mission to find and eliminate gangster Vedha. It is a remake of the 2017 Tamil film, which saw Vijay Sethupathi and R. Madhavan in action.
Social media has already touted Vikram Vedha as a ‘blockbuster’ and the audience is loving Saif’s character in the film.
Hrithik, who is making a comeback after three years with Vikram Vedha, has been the talk of the town ever since his look in the film was released. Despite the fact that the film is a remake of the blockbuster Tamil movie of the same name, Hrithik on multiple occasions has asserted that the two movies are different.
However, the film’s advance booking has been reportedly Rs 5 crore, according to Box Office India. While this makes it the third biggest advance booking after Brahmastra and Bhool Bhulaiya 2, the film needs to pick pace. Mass circuits like Rajasthan and Gujarat have shown disappointment in booking. The film can do so on the back of good reviews and word of mouth.
According to reports, Tamil film Vikram Vedha, starring Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles, collected Rs 70 crore at the box-office and the entire budget was approximately Rs 11 crore.
The Tamil version of Vikram Vedha started out as a regular cop-versus-gangster movie before moving into a debate about moral relativism. Inspired by the Betalpachisi folk tales, Vikram Vedha was built around three conversations between the police officer Vikram and the gangster Vedha. Both have a long list of kills to their names. What is the difference anyway, Vedha wonders – a question that ricochets through the flashback-laden structure before taking the narrative into a wholly unexpected direction. The remake replicates the original film’s beats, if to a somewhat more muted degree.
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