The Hindi remake of Vikram’s 2017 blockbuster Tamil film Veda was released in theaters on Friday. Released under the title Vikram Veda, the film has a huge cast including Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte. Superstar Hrithik Roshan played the character of don from Veda, played by Vijay Sethupathi in Tamil, in Hindi. It can be said that Hrithik literally lives as Veda. Hrithik has portrayed the character that Vijay Sethupathi Trent did in Tamil very differently in his own style. Hrithik Roshan has left his signature in all the scenes and dances of the film. It is worth mentioning the scene in the film where Hrithik Roshan escapes through a colony when the police come to take him into custody. Hrithik has acted in that scene by jumping and running over the buildings very easily. At the age of 48, one can only admire his talent as he performs these scenes with the same flexibility in May as in the old Dhoom 2.
However, the special swag of Vikram played by Mdhavan could not be seen in Saif Ali Khan for some reason. Saif has played the role of a rough and tough police officer brilliantly, but Madhavan’s dialogues and unique style in Saif were greatly missed.
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Vikram Vedha has been getting rave reviews since the first show. The second coming of Vikram Veda was praised by the likes of leading Bollywood critic Taran Adarsh. But it has to be said that the first day collection of the film is quite low. Even as a multi-starrer, action film, Vikram Veda earned only Rs 10.50 crore on its first day. With this, Vikram Vedha has reached the sixth position among the films with the highest first day collections released this year. When read in conjunction with the fact that Hrithik’s previous film Vaar managed to collect more than Rs 50 crore on the first day, one can understand how little money Vikram Veda received.
Even in Kerala, where Hrithik Roshan films have a good market, we can see Vikram Veda faltering. On the first day, the film earned only Rs 4 lakh from Kerala. It is also worth noting that Hrithik’s Bang Bang, released in 2014, collected more than 1 crore on its first day in Kerala. At present, the failure faced by Bollywood superstar films can be seen following without leaving Vikram Veda as well. Aamir Khan’s Lal Singh Chadha and Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj, which released this year, proved a colossal failure at the box office. Leading Bollywood trade analysts are of the opinion that if Vikram Veda fails to collect well in the coming days, this film will also turn out to be a flop.