Meanwhile, the task force receives yet another tip-off about Vijay Sethupathi's whereabouts and they are determined to take him down this time after he escaped before. However, in a shocking and surprising move, Vijay Sethupathi comes down to the police station himself to surrender after which Madhavan begins inquiring him. Vijay Sethupathi then narrates a story from his life and poses a question for Madhavan. As Madhavan answers his query, Vijay Sethupathi is let off on bail and this arrangement has been made by none other than Shraddha Srinath. Soon after, Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath split and Prem gets killed. Madhavan is convinced Vijay Sethupathi is behind Prem's death and is hell-bent on capturing the gangster. He catches hold of Vijay Sethupathi this time by himself. Upon his inquiry over Prem's death with Vijay Sethupathi, the latter once again poses a query to the former.
Vijay Sethupathi then says that they both are like Veda(lam) and Vikram(adhithan) and that his questions and puzzles are based on the popular folklore which Madhavan needs to decipher. What revelations Madhavan comes across to Vijay Sethupathi's questions and subsequently both their fates form the rest of the plot of Vikram Vedha.
Madhavan as Vikram is the biggest strength of this film and he has delivered an exceptional performance yet again this time. His act is so powerful that it is hard to imagine any other actor reprising his role with such caliber and charisma. Vijay Sethupathi as Vedha on the other hand appears as a don and has pulled off the mass role with ease. Each of the puzzles he puts forward to Madhavan is interesting and his performance is highly enjoyable. Although Kathir, who comes in as Vijay Sethupathi's younger brother appears in only few scenes has done a decent job. Shraddha Srinath is steadily making heads turn in Tamil cinema and this film is yet another feather to her hat as she has pulled off a powerful role. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who also is another female lead has a significant part to the proceedings and her act is profound. Prem Kumar, Rajkumar among others appear in supporting roles and play their parts in a justified manner.
Oram Po and Vaa Quarter Cutting fame directors Pushkar and Gayathri have directed Vikram Vedha and have crafted a plot that centers around the police hunting down gangsters in and across Chennai and, they have given us one of the best films of this year. When deciphered, the film can be said to be a cat-and-mouse game, but the screenplay is as such that there are many edge-of-the-seat moments throughout the narrative. Songs by Sam C. S. are highly enjoyable, but it is in the background score department that the composer hits the high notes. P. S. Vinod's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot the film in a fantastic manner.
In short, Vikram Vedha is a complete blast.