Reliance studios have announced that Tamil cult ‘Vikram Vedha’ released in 2017 will now be remade in Hindi very soon. Speculations were that superstar Shahrukh Khan has bought the rights of the film and will play Madhavan’s role of a cop but they have been put to rest now as the star cast of the film is not announced yet. Madhavan played the role of a cop Vikram in the film while Vijay Sethupathi portrayed Vedha who is a gangster. Gneius of the screenplay is that one can’t tell even after it has ended that who is the protagonist between both of them.
Philosophy of the film is inspired from the folklore of Vikram and Betal stories in which Betal gives Vikram a query to solve everytime he wants to kill him. The element is used brilliantly in the film and it became such an instant classic upon the release. Vikram Vedha hit the mark bull’s eye with the tremendous critical appreciation from the critics around the world and blockbuster box office as this one is officially the biggest hit of Madhavan’s whole career which is already quite elaborated in Tamil cinema.
By the end of 2017 Vikram Vedha was the highest rated Indian film of all time on IMDB which speaks volumes because it was ahead of Baahubali. Directors of the original Pushkar and Gayatri will retain the position in Hindi remake as well though script will have to be modulated a little considering the original has a lot of Chennai element in it. It is not announced that the Hindi version be based in Mumbai but considering the fact it is a gangster drama it has to be Mumbai and these little elements will need to be woven in the screenplay. Makers will announce all the necessary details in their own time regarding the film.