Vikram Vedha is an upcoming Hind neo-noir action thriller film directed by Pushkar–Gayathri. Based on a story of their own making, it is the official remake of their 2017 Tamil blockbuster film of the same name which starred R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the titular role respectively.
Produced by Plan C Studios and S. Sashikanth under the banner of YNOT, the Hindi version of the film stars Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan as the titular leads respectively, while Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf, and Yogita Bihani will be seen playing supporting roles. The film is scheduled for a theatrical worldwide release on 30 September 2022.
While fans await its release, the film has already managed to find itself in controversy. As per media reports, Hrithik Roshan had allegedly refused to shoot the film in Uttar Pradesh and that the team had to create a set in the UAE depicting the Indian state upon his request.
Reliance Entertainment, who co-produced the film, released a statement earlier today (July 4) denying these reports. They took to their Twitter handle to address the misleading information going about and shared the aforementioned statement. It read, "We have been noticing a lot of misleading and totally unsubstantiated reporting on Vikram Vedha shooting locations. We clearly want to state that Vikram Vedha has been shot extensively in India, including Lucknow. A portion of the film was shot in the United Arab Emirates in October-November of 2021 since it 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. We chose to do that out of health and protocol concerns. Any attempts to twist these set of facts are clearly mischievous and untruthful. Also, we would like to emphatically state that at Reliance Entertainment while we welcome suggestions from creative talent, the production and budgetary decisions are a centralized prerogative". Check it out:
The film is based on the Indian folktale Vikram Aur Betal and is an edge-of-the-seat action crime thriller that tells the story of a tough police officer who sets out to track down and hunt a menacing gangster. The film is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated movies as it marks the second collaboration between the two superstars after two decades, having worked previously together on the romantic drama Na Tum Jaano Na Hum which released back in 2002.