Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan seems quite pleased with the final cut of his latest film, Vikram. During the movie’s trailer and audio release feature, Mahesh Narayanan revealed that Kamal called him to share his opinion after watching Vikram. “He (Kamal) said ‘adipoli (awesome)’. Congratulations Lokesh, it’s not easy to get that kind of praise from him,” Mahesh said at the event.
Mahesh is Kamal’s longtime collaborator. He had edited Kamal’s Vishwaroopam film series.
Kamal also noted that he was happy with Lokesh’s growth from being his fan to directing him in a movie. “This association will continue,” Kamal said.
Lokesh Kanagaraj was first approached by Kamal-owned Raaj Kamal Films International to make a film with a different actor. However, during the lockdown period, Kamal and Lokesh decided to work on a movie together. It was based on a plot idea floated by Kamal, and Lokesh developed a full script for Vikram. Kamal had announced earlier that there was a possibility of turning this film into a franchise.
Vikram is also the title of Kamal’s 1966 spy thriller. However, the filmmakers have repeatedly clarified that there is no connection between these two films.
Vikram’s trailer showed an all-out gang war over stolen drugs. Vijay Sethupathi appears to play the drug kingpin, while Fahadh Faasil appears to play the role of a cop, who haunts drug dealers. And Kamal’s role in this narrative is unclear. But that doesn’t stop him from wreaking havoc with weapons of all shapes and sizes.
Suriya also played an interesting cameo in the movie. Vikram is slated to hit theaters on June 3.