The 2017 Tamil criminal thriller ‘Vikram Vedha,’ directed by Pushkar and Gayatri, starring Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in significant roles, is now being made in Bollywood. The major parts in the Hindi adaptation of Tamil hit Vikram Vedha will be played by Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan.
The film will be released in September, according to the makers. The primary characters in the original neo-noir criminal thriller, which was released in 2017, were R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. Sashikanth of YNot Studios produced the film.
Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s Friday Filmworks is remaking the film in Hindi in collaboration with Reliance Entertainment and YNot Studios. The Hindi version starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan is in advanced pre-production and is expected to begin shooting next month. A source connected to the project told PTI, “We are hoping to release it on September 30, 2022.”
Madhavan played hard-nosed officer Vikram in the Tamil film, directed by Pushkar and Gayathri, and Sethupathi played criminal Vedha. Shraddha Srinath plays Madhavan’s love interest in the film. Other notable actors who appeared in the film include Kathir, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Prem, Achyuth Kumar, Hareesh Peradi, and Vivek Prasanna.
It won four Filmfare South awards, including Best Director-Tamil (Pushkar-Gayathri), Best Actor-Tamil (Vijay Sethupathi), Best Male Playback Singer-Tamil (Anirudh Ravichander), and Critics’ Award for Best Actor-South (Anirudh Ravichander) (R Madhavan).
The writer-director team is also attached to the Hindi adaptation. Aside from this film, Hrithik will start filming his next action picture, Fighter, soon. Siddharth Anand will helm the patriotic action drama, which also stars Deepika Padukone.
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