Vikram Interesting Facts
The cast includes five National Award winners: Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, Kalidas Jayaram, and Suriya.
Most of the guns and tankers which used in vikram is owned by Kamal Hassan with proper licence.
Vikram's hindi dubbed release (as "Vikram Hitlist") marks nearly 32 years since Kamal Haasan's production banner, Raajkamal Films International had released a Hindi dubbed version. Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989) was dubbed in Hindi as "Appu Raja" & released on June 4th 1990. The majority of the production's earlier films (Chachi 420, Hey Ram, Mumbai Express, Vishwaroopam & Vishwaroopam 2) were filmed in the Hindi language separately.
Released the same week Top Gun: Maverick (2022) was released. Both movie are sequels to films released in 1986. Top Gun: Maverick (2022) is a sequel to Top Gun (1986) and this movie is the sequel to Vikram (1986). Both of them went on to become super hits. In both movies the lead actor plays military personals. Also the previous films of the two lead actors were released in 2018. Tom Cruise previous movie was Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) and Kamal Haasan previous movie was Vishwaroopam 2 (2018). Both movies are sequels and in both the films the actors play spies.
Film shows Kamal Hassan joining black squad commando in 1981.This was the year he made his Hindi debut with Ek Duje Ke Liye.
First release of Kamal Hassan after he joined politics.
Agent Vikram is seen to have led a formed Black Commando Ops squad consisting of Agent Tina, Agent Uppili and Agent Lawrence established in 1987, indicating this as a result of the events post the 1986 film. However, it's later revealed by Amar that the critical mission failure in 1991 had led to the squad being disbanded by the government, resulting in Vikram and others to go underground until the events of this film.
Kamal Hassan film released after four years gap since Vishwaroopam-2 in 2018.
The only similarities from Vikram (1986) in this incarnation of Vikram are the following: Haasan's titular character (Arun Kumar Vikram) is reprised, but there are no mention of the events from the 1986 film. At the Intermission point of the film, the character played by Vijay Sethupathi is shown wearing a partially broken sunglasses. This is likely a nod to an Antagonist of 1986 "Vikram", Actor Sathyaraj. Composer Anirudh Ravichander samples a section from the 1986 title track ("Vikram Vikram", originally composed by Ilaiyaraaja ) for creating a brand new song (Vikram title track) for this film. Towards the climatic portions of the film, as Santhanam (Vijay Sethupathi) nears his death, Agent Vikram (Kamal Haasan) recites the opening lyrics of the "Vikram Vikram" before escaping. Both films were produced by Haasan under his banner, Raajkamal Films International.
Lokesh who is a fan of Kamal Haasan wanted to make a film with him which eventually became Vikram.
This marks the first time an Ulaga Nayagan (translated as "Universal Hero") title card sequence has appeared for a film not directed by K.S. Ravikumar. Ravikumar was responsible for giving Kamal Haasan the title of "Ulaga Nayagan owing to Haasan's box office successes in the overseas market starting with Thenali (2000). Previously, this title card sequence would only be exclusive for Haasan's films under KS. Ravikumar's direction. The title card sequence was last seen in Manmadhan Ambu (2010), but the english translation (following their Tamil and Telugu titles) would show up as "Universal Hero."
This is also the first time, the "Ulaga Nayagan" translated in english has appeared for the Hindi and Telugu versions of the film.
I am a disco dancer track from Disco Dancer 1982 is played in the film for two scenes in the Hindi version.
For it's streaming release on Disney+Hotstar, it is the first Indian film to credit all the language versions (Dialogues, Lyrics, Singers) written in English while having audio options in Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada apart from Tamil.
This was for the very first time Kamal Hassan appeared in The Kapil Sharma Show to promote his film.
Vikram is not the first Indian film to be a crossover of characters from existing films as this was first done in Malayalam through film Balram vs. Tharadas (2006) staring Mammooty. The film was a crossover of the protagonist Inspector Balram seen in Aavanazhi (1986) & Inspector Balram (1991) & the antagonist, Tharadas seen in Athirathram (1984). Both characters were essayed by Mammooty himself.
Actor Vikram was the first choice for the character 'Rolex'. Vikram could not do it due to call sheet issues and then actor Suriya pitched in.
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