Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Vikram Vedha, a neo-noir thriller, is one of the most successful Tamil films of the year. In the film, directed by husband and wife duo Pushkar-Gayatri, Madhavan plays an encounter cop while Vijay Sethupathi plays a gangster. It’s an edge-of-the-seat thriller based on the mythical tale of King Vikramadityan and the demon Bethal. It's an exploration of the grey space between good and evil.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the film will have its Japanese premiere at the 30th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival. The film’s makers Y Not Studios shared the news via a tweet: “The big news is here! We are happy to inform that ‘Vikram Vedha’ has been selected at Tokyo International Film Festival.
The film had a dream run in theatres and fetched returns that were on par with Baahubali 2 in terms of return on investment. In its first week, the film had grossed over Rs. 40 crore worldwide and in the US, emerged as biggest straight film at the box-office after Baahubali 2. Apparently, Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh are being considered for the film’s Telugu remake and talks have already been initiated with them. Producer Sashikanth of Y Not Studios had discussed the idea with Venkatesh while working on the Telugu film Guru, a remake of Irudhi Suttru, which had released earlier this year. Even before the release of Vikram Vedha, the plan was to remake the film with Rana and Venkatesh in Telugu.
Last month, there were reports that the film could have a sequel. The ambiguous ending hinted at a sequel and producer Sashikanth had confirmed it in an interview soon after the release of Vikram Vedha. He said that there could be a possibility of a sequel and also confirmed that talks are underway for the film’s Hindi remake, amidst latest rumours that Shah Rukh Khan might star in it.
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