Vikram Vedha (2022 film)

Vikram Vedha is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language neo-noir action thriller film written and directed by Pushkar–Gayathri and jointly produced by S. Sashikanth under YNOT Studios, Jio Studios, Theme Studios, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under T-Series Films, Friday Filmworks, and Reliance Entertainment. A remake of the duo's 2017 film of the same name, adapted in translation by writers B.A. Fida and Manoj Muntashir, the latter also serving as lyricist, it is inspired by the Indian folktale Baital Pachisi and stars Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan in title roles with Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf and Yogita Bihani in supporting roles, and tells the story of a police officer who sets out to track down and kill a dreaded gangster.

Vikram Vedha
Vikram Vedha (2022) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPushkar–Gayathri
Written byPushkar–Gayathri
B.A. Fida
Manoj Muntashir
Story byPushkar–Gayathri
Based onVikram Vedha
by Pushkar–Gayathri
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyP. S. Vinod
Edited byRichard Kevin A.
Music byScore & Guest Composition:
Sam C. S.
Songs:
Vishal-Shekhar
Production
companies
Distributed by
Release date
  • 30 September 2022 (2022-09-30)
Running time
160 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget175 crore[2]
Box office180 crore[3]

Production began in October 2021 and was wrapped up in June 2022, with Friday Filmworks founder Neeraj Pandey serving as creative producer. The film was theatrically released worldwide on 30 September 2022 and received positive reviews from critics,[4][5] but flopped at the box office.[2]

PlotEdit

SSP Vikram is an honest police officer, who has a black-and-white sense of good and evil. Vedha is a dreaded gangster from Kanpur who understands the nuance in between. Vikram's best friend SSP Abbas leads an encounter unit in the STF, which is formed to eliminate Vedha. In one encounter, the squad kills some of Vedha's henchmen, framing an unarmed criminal killed by Vikram to avoid further inquiry. As the unit plans another encounter, Vedha enters the police station and voluntarily surrenders. When Vikram interrogates Vedha, he offers to narrate a story to him. The first act relates about Vedha becoming a dreaded gangster, who warns his younger brother Shatak, who is a mathematical genius, to stay away from crime, but Shatak is forced by a rival gangster, Babloo to carry drugs. When Shatak and his friend Chanda are caught by the police, Shatak confesses and Babloo is arrested.

On his boss Shiv Prasad's orders, Babloo assaults Shatak, leaving a permanent scar on his hand. Vedha asks Vikram if he should kill Babloo or Shiv Prasad. Vikram replies that Shiv Prasad was the real culprit, to which Vedha implies that he killed Shiv Prasad. Vedha's lawyer, who turns out to be Vikram's wife Priya, intervenes and bails him out. Vikram realises that the unarmed criminal framed by them for avoiding inquiry was actually Shatak, based on the mark in his hand. Worried that Vedha might try to kill Abbas, Vikram rushes to save Abbas, but finds him and Chanda shot dead. The IG dismisses it as a botched encounter. Priya refuses to divulge Vedha's whereabouts to Vikram. Enraged by this, Vikram raids Vedha's tenements and manages to capture him. Vedha requests Vikram to listen to another story.

The second act relates with Shatak now grown-up, offering to launder Vedha's income by investing it in shares. Vedha's boss Parshuram Pandey invests 1 crore (US$130,000) in this venture. However, Chanda is supposedly kidnapped and the money is missing. Chanda returns and reveals that she stole the money to start a new life, but came back because she loves Shatak. Vedha returns the money to Pandey, who orders him to kill Chanda. Vedha asks Vikram if he should respect Pandey and carry out the order or disobey him and support Shatak and Chanda, thus inciting a gang war. Vikram replies that he should support Shatak to which Vedha agrees. Realizing Shatak's innocence causes Vikram to stumble momentarily, at which point Vedha attacks and subdues him, telling him to investigate Shatak's and Abbas's deaths.

Vikram begins his investigation with Abbas's informant, who led them to Shatak's hideout, but finds that the informant has been killed. He and his unit tries to find the killer. Vikram takes a moment to recollect when he finds the leader of the Mumbai Gang from Vedha's story. He apprehends and fights him only for the gang leader to almost kill Vikram before getting shot and killed by his unit member Deepak. Vikram searches his room, but finds a cigar where he finds that the cigarette is filled with marijuana instead of tobacco. Vikram deduces that Babloo is behind the encounter and informs Vedha at his restaurant, who brings Babloo to an abandoned factory. Vikram arrives and meets Vedha, who tells the third and final act to Vikram. Vedha had sent Shatak and Chanda to Mumbai. He noticed that only his men, except Pandey's are being targeted and eliminated by the cops.

On Babloo's confession, Vedha tells that Abbas was bribed by Babloo to kill his men, where he asks Vikram if Abbas was right, since he became corrupt to pay for his son's medical procedure. Vedha kills Babloo leaving Vikram frustrated on finding out who had killed Abbas. The IG and the unit arrive, who castigates Vikram for letting Vedha escape again. Vikram slowly realises that the entire unit had also been bribed by Babloo. IG reveals that Babloo paid them to kill Vedha and Chanda's abduction was intended to lure Shatak out of Mumbai, which would lure Vedha out of hiding. However, a guilt-ridden Abbas had gone to save Chanda, but the unit had killed them both. As the unit prepares to kill Vikram, Vedha reappears and saves him. A gunfight ensues, and Vikram disables all his colleagues with Vedha's help, but kills the IG. Vikram asks Vedha if he should let him go for saving his life or kill him since he is a criminal where a standoff ensues between Vikram and Vedha.

CastEdit

  • Saif Ali Khan as SSP Vikram
  • Hrithik Roshan as Vedha Betal
  • Radhika Apte as Priya
  • Rohit Saraf as Shatak
    • Ishan Tripathi as Young Shatak
  • Yogita Bihani as Chanda
    • Drashti Bhanushali as Young Chanda
  • Sharib Hashmi as Babloo
  • Satyadeep Mishra as SSP Abbas
  • Sudhanva Deshpande as IG Surendhar
  • Govind Pandey as Parashuram Pandey
  • Manuj Sharma as Constable Dubey
  • Bhupender Negi as SI Giri
  • Dev Chauhan as Inspector Prabhakar
  • Kapil Sharma as HC Yashwant
  • Vijay Sanap as SI Ranjan
  • Saurabh Sharma as SI Ansari
  • Rati Shankar Tripathi as Shiv Prasad
  • Bhushan Vikas as Ravi
  • Sahidur Rehman as Sanki
  • Durgaprasad Mahapatra as MLA Mithilesh Tiwari
  • Amarjeet Singh as Muni
  • Priya Shukla as Samira
  • Varun Pandey as Munna
  • Samrat Yaduvanshi as Sohail
  • Chetan Kushawala as Dilip
  • Saksham Shukla as Kallu
  • Vijay Srivastava as Gajju
  • Milind Joshi as Senior lawyer Shukla
  • Bharat Bhatia as Parihar

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

In March 2018, Pushkar–Gayathri were confirmed to be directing a Hindi remake of their Tamil film Vikram Vedha (2017), to be produced again by YNOT Studios.[6] The project is co-produced by Friday Filmworks, T-Series Films and Reliance Entertainment,[7][8] and Neeraj Pandey serves creative producer.[9] Pushkar–Gayathri intended for the remake to maintain the "gritty" tone that the original film had.[10] 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.[11]

CastingEdit

Shah Rukh Khan was approached for the film, but declined.[12] In August 2019, it was confirmed that Saif Ali Khan and Aamir Khan[a] would play the police inspector Vikram and the gangster Vedha respectively.[14] 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.[15] 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).[16]

After production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic during which the writers also re-worked the script, Aamir left the project in December 2020 and was shortly thereafter replaced by Hrithik Roshan.[17][18] This would mark the second time Saif and Roshan share screen space after Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002).[19] As Vedha is from Kanpur, Roshan decided to speak with an Awadhi accent.[20] In July, Radhika Apte was cast as Vikram's lawyer wife and Rohit Saraf signed on to play Vedha's brother the following month.[21][22] By November 2021, Sharib Hashmi was confirmed to be in the film as Babloo.[23] In March 2022, Yogita Bihani was chosen to play Chanda.[24][25]

FilmingEdit

Principal photography was planned to begin in February 2021, when Aamir Khan was in the cast.[26] After Roshan replaced him, it was to have begun in June 2021,[27] but ultimately began on 15 October that year with the first schedule taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).[28][29] Before the schedule began, part of the sets originally built for Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) were reworked by Vikram Vedha's crew to resemble Lucknow and Kanpur.[30] 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 crew of such scale, also allowing 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.[31] After the Abu Dhabi schedule ended within 27 working days, the second schedule began in Lucknow in early December.[32][33] Saif Ali Khan finished his portions of the schedule by the end of the month.[34] Apte, whose schedule was only 10 days, finished filming most of her portions by 26 April 2022.[35] Filming wrapped by 10 June 2022.[36]

MusicEdit

Vikram Vedha
Soundtrack album by
Released5 October 2022[37]
Recorded2021–2022
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length14:50
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
ProducerMeghdeep Bose
External audio
  Vikram Vedha (Jukebox) on YouTube
Singles from Vikram Vedha
  1. "Alcoholia"
    Released: 17 September 2022
  2. "Bande"
    Released: 26 September 2022
  3. "Oo Saahiba"
    Released: 2 October 2022
  4. "Yaara"
    Released: 10 October 2022

The songs featured in the film are composed by Vishal–Shekhar and Sam C. S., the latter who scored the original Tamil film. The film score too is composed by Sam.[38][39] The first single "Alcoholia" was released on 17 September 2022,[40] and the second single "Bande" on 26 September 2022.[41] The songs "Alcoholia" and "Oo Saahiba" are arranged and produced by music producer Meghdeep Bose.[42]

All lyrics are written by Manoj Muntashir.

Track listing
No.TitleMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Alcoholia"Vishal–ShekharVishal–Shekhar, Snigdhajit Bhowmik, Ananya Chakraborty3:51
2."Bande"Sam C. S.Sivam3:13
3."Oo Saahiba"Vishal–ShekharShekhar Ravjiani3:54
4."Yaara"Sam C. S.Armaan Malik3:52
Total length:14:50

MarketingEdit

The film's teaser trailer was released on 24 August 2022.[43] On YouTube, it received over one million likes in less than 24 hours, surpassing War (2019) as the most-liked teaser for a Hindi film.[44]

ReleaseEdit

Vikram Vedha was theatrically released worldwide on 30 September 2022, during the Navratri, Gandhi Jayanti and pre-Dussehra occasions.[45][46] Ahead of the release, Reliance Entertainment obtained a wide-ranging injunction from the Madras High Court to protect the film's copyright. Indian internet service providers were ordered by the court to preemptively block over 13,000 websites that Reliance believed were likely to host illegal copies of the film based on their histories of "non-compliant" operations, even before it was publicly released.[47]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

As of 9 November 2022 the film grossed over 79 crore (US$9.9 million) in India for a worldwide gross collection of over 136 crore (US$17 million).[48]

Critical responseEdit

IndiaEdit

Vikram Vedha received positive reviews from critics and audience.[4][5]

Bollywood Hungama rated the film 4 out of 5 stars and wrote "Vikram Vedha is a brilliant massy fare that works due to the strong writing, unpredictable moments, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan's outstanding performances and the electrifying background score".[49] Sanchita Jhunjhunwala of Times Now rated the film 4 out of 5 stars and wrote "There are ample of highs in the movie, including the narrative that builds up, the setting that the makers have put together, and the so many characters involved. The film boasts of some absolutely mind-blowing shots, and due credits to the director duo for the same".[50] Tushar Joshi of India Today rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Vikram Vedha is unapologetically massy. It's also a lot of fun, and with two rock-solid performers like Hrithik and Saif".[51] Rachana Dubey of The Times of India rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Hrithik is menacing, ruthless and extremely emotional in parts. Pushkar-Gayathri, have pretty much stuck to the blue-print they created for the original, It's a plus that they haven't changed the roadmap too much".[52] Dishya Sharma of News18 rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Vikram Vedha is a massy film that serves as a fun single-screen theatre experience. I'd suggest caving into Pushkar and Gayathri's make-believe world and joining Vikram and Vedha's cat and mouse chase".[53] Mugdha Kapoor of DNA India rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan exude a level of comfort that only two very secure actors could portray onscreen".[54] Devesh Sharma of Filmfare rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Watch the film for its stylised action scenes. The Parkour sequence involving Hrithik is action choreography at its imaginative best. And also for the rock solid performances by both Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan".[55]

Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "A screenplay and superstar in perfect tandem, it doesn't get better than this".[56] Ritika Handoo of Zee News rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "A mass entertainer, the film shows some sturdy technical work, especially the pithy camerawork. The lines between right and wrong blur in the film, so the cinematographer P.S. Vinod effectively brings out the essence of Kanpur and Lucknow as he holds the pulse of the leading lines in his frames".[57] Stutee Ghosh of The Quint rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Hritik and Saif seem to be really enjoying themselves. It's their self-assured presence that keeps us hooked even when the pacing falters or the film seems too stretched for its own good".[58] Mahpara Kabir of ABP News rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Vikram Vedha is a complete masala entertainer with apt amount of action, drama and thought-provoking introspection. Thriving in high-octane action, it's a delight to watch Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan on the big screen after a long time. The film loaded with power-packed performance by two of the most suave looking actors".[59] Sanyukta Thakare of Mashable rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Vikram Vedha is certainly the watch for this week, with a rare balance of visuals, story and performances".[60]

Bharathi Pradhan of Lehren rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and termed the film as "double victory". "In which one is the compelling performances of Saif and Hrithik. The second is the unique, layered style of the husband-and-wife duo, awesomeness in the visuals and in the action, played out with a signature background score".[61] Prateek Sur of Outlook rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "They've not tried to ape, but stayed true to the original and given the entertainment quotient the highest priority. It may have a few shortcomings with its length and music-choreography, but otherwise, it's a solid film".[62] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "After a long time, two top-flight stars such as Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan sink their teeth into a proper story which comes before them".[63] Abhimanyu Mathur of Hindustan Times stated "Vikram Vedha works as both a thriller and a masala action flick. It is enjoyable and even manages a few whistles and claps in a packed hall".[64] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "Saif Ali Khan makes a far better Vikram. Hrithik Roshan harnesses his star appeal and screen presence to deliver the goods".[65] R Krishnakumar of Deccan Herald rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "Vikram Vedha needed some more of that kind of inspired madness to take it beyond what it ends up as: an almost satisfactory, risk-free remake".[66] Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "This Hindi Vikram Vedha retains the swag of the Tamil original, but some minor changes in it are curious in what they reveal about the team's assessment of north Indian viewers".[67]

InternationalEdit

Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and termed it as a "hero-laden visual spectacle".[68]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Neither of the three Khans are related.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vikram Vedha gets U/A certificate; the Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan starrer to have a run time of 2hrs, 40 mins". Bollywood Hungama. 26 September 2022. Archived from the original on 1 October 2022. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Saif Ali Khan talks about Vikram Vedha failure in theatres". Bollywood Hungama. 21 November 2022. Archived from the original on 22 November 2022. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Vikram Vedha Box office collection". Bollywood Hungama. 25 January 2023.
  4. ^ a b "Vikram Vedha box office day 1 collection: Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan's film opens similar to Shamshera at ₹10 cr". Hindustan Times. 1 October 2022. Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022. Vikram Vedha has received positive reviews from the critics.
  5. ^ a b "Vikram Vedha box office collection day 2: Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan starrer thriller mints Rs 23.09 crore". DNA India. Archived from the original on 2 October 2022. Retrieved 2 October 2022. The film hasn't been able to do wonders at the box office and has taken a slow start despite positive reviews from the audience and the critics.
  6. ^ "'Vikram Vedha' Hindi remake confirmed". The News Minute. 15 March 2018. Archived from the original on 11 January 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Vikram Vedha Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Vikram Vedha Teaser: Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan Tease Action-Packed, Edge-of-the-Seat Thriller; Watch". News18. 24 August 2022. Archived from the original on 24 August 2022. Retrieved 24 August 2022.
  9. ^ Bhattacharya, Roshmila (15 March 2018). "Neeraj Pandey developing Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 19 October 2021. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  10. ^ Sekar, Raja (15 March 2018). "Vikram Vedha Hindi remake will maintain gritty tone of the original, say director duo Pushkar and Gayatri". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 11 May 2021. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Neeraj Pandey 'surprised' no film on Vikram and Betal: 'Vikram Vedha is a fantastic script'". The Indian Express. PTI. 15 April 2022. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Why the Tamil hit 'Vikram Vedha' has been remade in Hindi". Scroll.in. 10 January 2022. Archived from the original on 8 February 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  13. ^ Tipsheet (29 August 2004). "Essential Bollywood Musicals". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 9 September 2022. Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  14. ^ Pathak, Vedanshi (2 August 2019). "Exclusive: Aamir Khan signs the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  15. ^ "Saif Ali Khan says Sartaj Singh was 'slapped around' on Sacred Games: 'He was kind of a victim'". Hindustan Times. 24 September 2021. Archived from the original on 7 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  16. ^ Wadhwa, Aman, ed. (24 June 2022). "Vikram Vedha directors Pushkar-Gayatri reveal why they didn't cast R Madhavan in Hindi remake | Exclusive". DNA India. Archived from the original on 23 June 2022. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  17. ^ "Aamir Khan backs out of Vikram Vedha remake". Filmfare. 18 December 2020. Archived from the original on 11 January 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  18. ^ "It's Hrithik Roshan vs Saif Ali Khan in Vikram Vedha's remake". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 27 December 2020. Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  19. ^ "Hrithik Roshan talks of Saif Ali Khan's 'powerful presence' as they wrap Vikram Vedha filming; Kareena Kapoor reacts". Hindustan Times. 10 June 2022. Archived from the original on 28 June 2022. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  20. ^ कर्ण, अमित (13 January 2022). "खास बातचीत: 'विक्रम वेधा' में तीन लुक में नजर आएंगे ऋति‍क रोशन, उनके किरदार का नाम होगा 'वेधा बेताल'; अवधि टोन में डायलॉग बोलते दिखेंगे एक्टर" [Exclusive: Hrithik Roshan will be seen in three looks in 'Vikram Vedha', his character's name will be 'Vedha Betaal'; the actor will be seen speaking dialogues in Awadhi tone]. Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 21 March 2022. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  21. ^ "Radhika Apte to play a lawyer in Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan". Bollywood Hungama. 14 July 2021. Archived from the original on 1 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  22. ^ "Rohit Saraf Lands Key Role in Vikram Vedha Hindi Remake?". News18. 18 August 2021. Archived from the original on 10 January 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  23. ^ "Sharib Hashmi roped in for Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan-starrer Vikram Vedha". Cinestaan. 4 November 2021. Archived from the original on 12 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  24. ^ Bihani, Yogita (25 March 2022). "चंदा🌙 #Onset". Archived from the original on 28 March 2022. Retrieved 28 March 2022 – via Instagram.
  25. ^ Singh, Mohnish (26 March 2022). "TV star Yogita Bihani bags a role in Hrithik Roshan's Vikram Vedha". BollywoodMDB. Archived from the original on 26 March 2022. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  26. ^ "Aamir Khan starrer Vikram Vedha remake pushed ahead". Bollywood Hungama. 25 June 2020. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  27. ^ "Hrithik Roshan to start shooting for 'Vikram Vedha' remake in June". The New Indian Express. 9 April 2021. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  28. ^ "Hrithik Roshan commences filming for 'Vikram Vedha'". Asian News International. 15 October 2021. Archived from the original on 16 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  29. ^ "Hrithik Roshan wraps up first action sequence for 'Vikram Vedha'". Zee News. IANS. 26 October 2021. Archived from the original on 28 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  30. ^ "How 'Tiger Zinda Hai' set in Abu Dhabi was transformed into Lucknow for 'Vikram Vedha' remake". Khaleej Times. PTI. 20 March 2022. Archived from the original on 20 March 2022. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  31. ^ "Did Hrithik Roshan refuse to shoot Vikram Vedha in UP, move production to UAE? Producer clarifies". Hindustan Times. 4 July 2022. Archived from the original on 4 July 2022. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  32. ^ "Vikram Vedha: Hrithik Roshan wraps up Abu Dhabi schedule, Saif Ali Khan kicks of shooting in Lucknow". The Indian Express. 6 December 2021. Archived from the original on 6 December 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  33. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (6 December 2021). "Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan's 'Vikram Vedha' Starts Second Shoot (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 6 December 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  34. ^ "Saif Ali Khan wraps up second schedule of Pushkar and Gayatri's Vikram Vedha Hindi remake". The Times of India. 30 December 2021. Archived from the original on 30 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  35. ^ "It's a wrap for Radhika Apte". Mid-Day. 26 April 2022. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  36. ^ "Vikram Vedha wraps filming: Hrithik Roshan says it wouldn't be possible without Saif Ali Khan's powerful presence". The Indian Express. 10 June 2022. Archived from the original on 10 June 2022. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  37. ^ "Vikram Vedha – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". JioSaavn. 5 October 2022. Archived from the original on 8 October 2022. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  38. ^ "Vishal Shekhar and Manoj Muntashir on board Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan's Vikram Vedha". Pinkvilla. 11 July 2021. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  39. ^ R, Chandhini (4 July 2022). "Sam CS: My work is my identity". Cinema Express. Archived from the original on 24 August 2022. Retrieved 24 August 2022.
  40. ^ "Vikram Vedha: Song 'Alcoholia' starring Hrithik Roshan will be broadcasted live across 15 cities". Bollywood Hungama. 15 September 2022. Archived from the original on 15 September 2022. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  41. ^ "Vikram Vedha song Bande: Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan weigh 'paap-punya' amid escalating violence". The Indian Express. 26 September 2022. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  42. ^ "Films these days do not use songs to move its story forward. As film music has ended up becoming a mere marketing tool, experts rue the trend". Tribune. 23 October 2022. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  43. ^ Vikram Vedha Teaser | Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan | Pushkar & Gayatri | Radhika Apte|Bhushan Kumar. T-Series. 24 August 2022. Archived from the original on 24 August 2022. Retrieved 24 August 2022 – via YouTube.
  44. ^ "Hrithik Roshan beats his own record – Makes Vikram Vedha Hindi cinema's most-liked teaser!". Firstpost. 29 August 2022. Archived from the original on 29 August 2022. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  45. ^ "Vikram Vedha Remake Confirmed: Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan Film Gets Release Date". News18. 10 July 2021. Archived from the original on 21 July 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  46. ^ "Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan to lead Hindi remake of Tamil thriller Vikram Vedha; film's release set for September 2022". Firstpost. 10 July 2021. Archived from the original on 10 July 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  47. ^ Maxwell, Andy (3 October 2022). "Court Blocks 13,445 'Pirate' Sites Proactively to Protect One Movie * TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 11 October 2022. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  48. ^ "Vikram Vedha Final Business - India And Worldwide". Box Office India. 9 November 2022. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  49. ^ "Vikram Vedha Movie Review: VIKRAM VEDHA is a brilliant massy fare that works". Bollywood Hungama. 29 September 2022. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  50. ^ Jhunjhunwala, Sanchita (29 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha review: Hrithik Roshan owns this intelligent remake, Saif Ali Khan brings in the much-needed drama". Times Now. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  51. ^ Joshi, Tushar (29 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha Movie Review: No anari, only khiladi! Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan shine in this remake". India Today. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  52. ^ Dubey, Rachana (28 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha Movie Review : An action-thriller that plays mind games..." The Times of India. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  53. ^ Sharma, Dishya (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha Movie Review: Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan Bring Back Massy Heroes On Big Screen". News18. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  54. ^ Kapoor, Mugdha (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha movie review: Hrithik Roshan's villainous swag, Saif Ali Khan's tough cop act will leave you enthralled". DNA India. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  55. ^ Sharma, Devesh (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha Movie Review". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  56. ^ Verma, Sukanya (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha Review: Whistle-Worthy Film". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  57. ^ Handoo, Ritika (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha movie review: Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan shine in this mass entertainer!". Zee News. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  58. ^ Ghosh, Stutee (30 September 2022). "Review: Hrithik Roshan & Saif Ali Khan Steal The Show In 'Vikram Vedha'". The Quint. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  59. ^ Kabir, Mahpara (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha Review: Hrithik Roshan And Saif Ali Khan's Action Thriller Is Top Notch". ABP News. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  60. ^ Thakare, Sanyukta (30 September 2022). "'Vikram Vedha' Review: Hrithik Roshan And Saif Ali Khan Own This Hindi Remake". Mashable. India. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  61. ^ Pradhan, Bharathi (29 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha – VV for Double Victory". Lehren. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  62. ^ Sur, Prateek (30 September 2022). "'Vikram Vedha' Movie Review: Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan's Mass Masala For The Classes Is As Good As A Tornado Meeting A Volcano". Outlook. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  63. ^ Gupta, Shubhra (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha movie review: Story's the biggest star in this smart Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan thriller". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  64. ^ Mathur, Abhimanyu (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha movie review: Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan's chemistry shines through in this masala action thriller". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  65. ^ Chatterjee, Saibal (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha Review: Hrithik Roshan And Saif Ali Khan Deliver Standout Performances". NDTV. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  66. ^ Krishnakumar, R (1 October 2022). "Satisfying, risk-free remake of Vikram Vedha". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 1 October 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  67. ^ Vetticad, Anna MM (30 September 2022). "Vikram Vedha movie review: Hrithik & Saif spar well together, but this near-Xerox remake has nothing new to say". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  68. ^ Radhakrishnan, Manjusha (29 September 2022). "Film review: Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan's 'Vikram Vedha' is an exciting battle of wits". Gulf News. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.

External linksEdit