Kamal Haasan Gets Reincarnated With Lokesh Cinematic Universe In ‘Vikram’

With Kamal Haasan's Vikram crossing the Rs 300 crore mark at the worldwide box-office, he rises again from the ashes to make sure you don’t rule him out just yet. 

The first thing that pops into your mind right after you finish watching Vikram is: where was Kamal Haasan all this while! The bonafide superstar’s highly-anticipated action thriller, Vikram, recently crossed the 300-crore mark at the global box-office. Anyone who watched the film won’t be surprised.

At 67, the multi-hyphenate star pulls off high-octane action scenes and packs a punch like no other, which is one of the biggest reasons why Vikram was a tailor-made blockbuster from the word go. 

Director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who is raising the bar high with each film, does exactly what he planned on doing: give Haasan his much-needed glorious comeback at the box-office.

Having been the man behind films like Kaithi and Master, the director is turning out to be a storyteller who knows how to encapsulate the pulse of the audiences.

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Vikram marking his 4th film, Lokesh creates his very own cinematic universe by giving the audiences a perfect mix of the mysteries of a spy film and the thrills of an action thriller. The filmmaker transverses the 1986-Kamal Haasan film with his own Kaithi, the 2019 action thriller which narrated the story of a world of drug lords and cops in Vikram. 

Lokesh, an ardent Kamal Haasan fan, made Vikram as a spin-off of Kamal Haasan’s 1986 release of the same name. The movie brings back the famous agent Vikram on-screen after a gap of 36 years.

With several action-worthy moments, the movie also pays homage to Kamal’s previous works like Nayakan and Ambe Sivam, giving the audience plenty of whistle-worthy moments.

And even with a stellar star cast of Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupati, Vikram stands out for its OG man, the legendary Kamal Haasan. 

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What makes this Kamal Haasan-starrer his much-needed comeback are his natural scene-stealing tactics. Director Lokesh lets Kamal Haasan drive the character with his mannerisms and style. He also gives Haasan the liberty to sing his introductory item number he grooves on effortlessly to.

One key takeaway for Bollywood from this film is how Haasan steps back from the screen to let Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupati run the show. Haasan completely disappears from the film only to make a grand comeback in the climax that showers the man with whistles and claps that resonate high in the theater.

Haasan isn’t new to the Pan-India market. But with Vikram, he has established a new fan base in the hearts of the audiences who get to witness the OG in his classic avatar. 

Vikram hits you hard in the guts with its dark and violence filled runtime. But even while sharing the screen with two big heroes, several spectacular supporting actors and even taking time the backseat in the film, Kamal Haasan rises again from the ashes to make sure you don’t rule him out just yet. 

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