Directing duo Gayatri and Pushkar, who are currently promoting their upcoming movie Vikram Vedha, recently talked about the difference between the Hindi and Tamil version of the film. The original film was released in 2017, starring R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles, with the same filmmaker duo. The Hindi remake stars Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan. According to a report in Hindustan Times, in a recent media interaction, the filmmaker duo made sure to give the film’s remake a fresh touch.
Speaking about the difference and the comparisons, filmmaker Pushkar said, “Take a play like Streetcar Named Desire or Death of a Salesman. It’s been performed hundreds of times around the world. The lyrics remain the same. But you bring in a fresh set of actors.” when a production changes. We approached the idea of doing Vikram Vedha the same way. The text is the same, which we had written a long time ago. When Saif and Hrithik come on board, they bring what an actor and the written word together form a character on the screen.”
Filmmaker Gayatri added, saying: “We never felt like we were reenacting a scene. We had long discussions on sets about how to do this scene or that scene. And not once did we even think about doing it like that. it was before. The soul is the same, but it’s totally different.” The Hindi version of the film is set in Lucknow, unlike the Tamil version, which is set in Chennai.
Actor Hrithik Roshan, who plays the role of Vedha in the film, also joined the subject. He said: “There were times when we got stuck in a scene. We wondered how to get from this beat to that one. The movie is already made. We could have easily gone back to it and see how they did it. there did and did the same thing. But that’s not how we approached it. We were trying to portray Vikram as Saif played him and Vedha as I played him. We were actually creating new things, not recreating.”
Vikram Vedhaa cat-and-mouse chase thriller between a gangster and a cop, is loosely based on the folktale Vikram Beta.
The Hindi version of the film, which will be released on September 30, also stars Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf and Yogita Bihani.