Once upon a time, there lived an agent wearing a mask (of a theatre actor) who goes by many names.

Any Mission Impossible is a mission possible for the agent. He is, of course, the ‘best’ agent to have operated in the Indian Army.

Until his mask falls and the face is exposed.

He is not an agent but a “terrorist” who betrayed the nation.

The story of the Great Betrayal therefore becomes a popular folktale among other active agents.

Decades later, his name resurfaces when an officer in-charge of a case digs out classified files while investigating another case.

Turns out that the agent had been dropping hints for the officer to find and resurrect his spirit.

Jokes aside, it is going to be a monumental task for filmmakers to come up with fresher ideas for movies.

The light of Vikram does shine brightly on Sardar but isn’t eclipsed by it, letting the PS Mithran film breathe.

Such has been the influence of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s pulpy ode to the 1986 film of the same name.