He is the best action hero. He has good dialogue delivery, screen presence and style. He is arguably India’s answer to Tony Jaa and Scott Adkins.
The only guy in Bollywood apart from Tiger Shroff who can put up a show even if he is pitted against quality international action stars. He burst into the scene with his debut movie Force in Hindi starring John Abraham and completely overshadowed him. He also won the Best Actor Debut that year for his performance. This is what he can do on a live stage performance:
This one was for force:
He is an undeniable talent. Talk about wall flips, back flip, back handspring, front handspring, 720 Kick, 360 Kick, Tornado Kick, Parkour, Taekwondo, Kalaripayattu – there is nothing he cant do that Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais or Scott Adkins can do. Still he has done only a handful of films in the last 4 years.
Are our heroes scared to cast him? Forget lead roles, our superstars think twice even before casting him as a villain or a side actor where he doesn’t even have an author backed role. Why? Are they afraid that they wont look convincing beating him up even if the script backs them?
This is about the stupid action scenes in Hindi/South Indian cinema (mostly South Indian) and how they have insulted the talent of Vidyut’s action skills. Its hilarious in some scenes and annoying in some.
One thing I dont understand is Vidyut is a South Indian and then why South Indian film Industry is treating him this way. I am not blaming only the South here, even Hindi film Industry is ignoring him as he is an outsider, but at least the industry has not insulted him using slow-mo shots and WTF shots. He has got at least a good film in Hindi – where his skills were shown in right way (comparatively).
Jr NTR kills Vidyut. Hilarious as well as annoying.
Gross injustice to Vidyut here. As usual in South Indian films, the focus is more here on glass breaking or people flying etc.
First of all they insult Vidyut by giving him a gun against Vijay, handcuffing Vijay. And then Vijay beats him in the most hilarious way. The only time the scene works is when Vijay is being owned by Vidyut. The moment Vijay fights back (after his hilarious “break dance cum self medication”), the scene becomes unintentionally funny. Vijay punches him after every bone of his body is fractured(!) and Vidyut flies in the air (by some cheap wire work) and falls at least 5 feet back! Now this may appeal to Vijay’s Nariyalpaani Waala fans but for action lovers, it is sacrilege.
There are exceptions where people have used him in the right way, like in Force, Commando or Billa. I think when he is used in the right way our leading stars are scared that he might overshadow them. Akshay Kumar dropping him out in Holiday – a Thuppaki remake is the prime example. At the time of casting , Vipul shah said “I wanted to bring complete freshness to the film and hence we didn’t repeat anyone from the original”. I want to ask Vipul why did you even repeat Murugadoss then? Prabhu Deva se direct kara lete 😉 These are silly excuses. The villain of holiday was a newcomer Freddy Daruwala. He was alright for his first movie but everyone knows with Vidyut as the villian, Akshay would have had quite a task opposite him.
Watch this scene from Billa 2.
The only thing vidyut doesn’t seem to have probably is good contacts. I mean how on earth does talentless Sushant Singh Rajput get plum projects and not him? It stumps me.
This post is Co Authored by Ritz and Baba.Tags: Akshay Kumar Commando Exclusive Force Holiday Iko Uwais Scott Adkins Thupakki Tony Jaa Vidyut Jamwal