[8], Arjun and Preethi had an age difference of four years, which Vanga wanted to showcase effectively. Him playing an short tempered character did justice to his role and impressed the audience very well. In the Hindi version of Arjun Reddy, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani played the lead roles. It stars Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles, and Rahul Ramakrishna, Jia Sharma, Sanjay Swaroop, Gopinath Bhat, Kamal Kamaraju and Kanchana in supporting roles. On a day off, Arjun unwillingly agrees to perform a life-saving surgery and collapses from dehydration. Now, after many rumours around the name of the actor playing the protagonist, it is being said that the makers have zeroed in on Padmavat actor Shahid Kapoor for the role. [13] He did not have any cinematic references but watched films like The Godfather (1972), Scarface (1983) and Goodfellas (1990) to remain in an alpha male zone. [12] In an interview with Indo-Asian News Service, Devarakonda called the portrayal of Arjun Reddy exhausting, noting that, "I had to be constantly probing into the darkest areas of my consciousness, digging out feelings and tapping into emotions I had never touched in myself". [22] He was replaced by Raj Thota later, who worked for 85% of the film. The Tamil remake is … Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu wrote that Radhan's music, which varies from "classical strains to more trippy beats", was one of the factors, along with the cinematography, that brought Arjun Reddy to life. The remake of Arjun Reddy, which is now called Varma, is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The film was a box office success, grossing ₹510 million globally, with a distributor share of ₹260 million. It’s like a hangover, albeit in a good way. [6][7], Arjun Reddy was partially inspired from Vanga's life as a physiotherapy student: "It is not my story but there are a lot of references from my life [...] Some of my medical college friends saw the film and said that Arjun reminds them of me. Arjun graduates with an MBBS degree and leaves for Mussoorie to pursue a Master's degree in Orthopedic surgery. [3] He made use of words that were rarely spoken in colloquial Telugu like yaralu (sister-in-law) to make Arjun look "real and rooted". Here the lead role of Kabir, then Arjun in The south Indian original is played by none other than Shahid Kapoor. [31] Ananta Sriram, Rambabu Gosala and Shreshta wrote the lyrics of two songs each while Mandela Pedaswamy was the lyricist of "Mari Mari". [39] The film's soundtrack was marketed by Aditya Music and was released at an audio-release promotional event in Hyderabad on 11 August 2017. [43] In December 2017, Nadadhur commented; "For a film so brutally raw and honest, Arjun Reddy got its aura from its music as much as the swag of Vijay Deverakonda". [19] The crew wanted to film the intermission scene, in which Arjun urinates in his pants, authentically but a delay in the shoot led to the insertion of a medical hosepipe in Deverakonda's trousers.[30]. [49] The teaser of the film was released on 27 February 2017,[50] and the trailer was released on 29 July 2017. In June 2019, producer S. Narayan bought the Kannada remake rights of the film. A source was quoted as saying, “The film is scheduled to go on the floors in July and the team is looking for an actress opposite Shahid at the moment. Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 2017 Telugu hit Arjun Reddy is a film that keeps on giving. The film’s remake rights in different languages sold out like hot cakes. [48] Nirvana Cinemas distributed the film in overseas markets. [7] According to Deverakonda, Vanga wanted to set the film in a coastal city and chose Mangalore—mirroring his student life in Dharwad—and stayed there for ten days to finalise the locations. [27] Kanchana joined the film's sets on 30 November 2016. The film tells the story of Arjun Reddy Deshmukh (Deverakonda), a high-functioning alcoholic surgeon who has anger management problems. [61] At the United States box office, the film debuted with earnings of US$194,051 from its premieres and of US$709,347 in two days. Kabir Singh, which is a remake of the blockbuster Telugu film Arjun Reddy, is an unapologetic celebration of toxic masculinity. Directed by Bala, Varmaa was the very first Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy.However, the movie was remade with a new cast in 2019. [20] Tulu actor Gopinath Bhat was cast as Preethi's father. Arjun Reddy Telugu Movie Theatrical Trailer on Bhadrakali Pictures. He persuades one of his patients, Jia Sharma, a leading film star, to have a no-strings relationship with him, which he ends when she falls in love with him. [72] Neeshita Nyayapati gave the film four stars out of five and commented: "With Arjun Reddy, Sandeep Vanga has managed to tell a story that is seldom told, without sleaze or cheesy lines or [over the top] drama". Made on a budget of ₹50–51.5 million; the film was released worldwide on 25 August 2017. He worked on the script for two years and it took four to five years for the film to materialise. After a brawl alongside his friend Kamal against members of the opposing team during an inter-college football match the dean asks Arjun to either apologise or leave the college. ", "For the Tamil cinema lover, there's action, family drama and horror-comedy to end the year", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arjun_Reddy&oldid=1000749519, Films involved in plagiarism controversies, Indian avant-garde and experimental films, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Jia Sharma as Jia Sharma, an actress who consults Dr. Arjun and later falls in love with him, Sanjay Swaroop as Dhanunjay Reddy Deshmukh, Arjun's father, Gopinath Bhat as Devdas Shetty, Preethi's father, Kalyan Subrahmanyam as Kamal, Arjun's friend, Sravya Mrudula as Shruthi, Preethi's friend, Bhushan Kalyan as Dean of St. Mary's college, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 14:47. The star fulfilled all the expectations through his role to imitate Arjun Reddy. He just lived it. Top notch performance by Vijay Devarakonda. [38] The Times of India, also listed the song along with "Madhurame" in the Hot List of romantic numbers that rocked 2017" in March 2018. Hindi remake of ‘Arjun Reddy’ starring Shahid Kapoor titled ‘Kabir Singh’ #MeToo movement: Casting director Vicky Sidana dropped from credit roll of John Abraham starrer ‘Batla House’ Arjun is on a self-destructive path after the marriage of his girlfriend Preethi Shetty (Pandey); the film focuses on his downfall and subsequent resurgence. [18] Amit Sharma was chosen after a three-hour audition; Vanga felt he "had the apt attitude and arrogance" for the role of Amit, Arjun's nemesis. [47] The board complained that the producers of the film had not submitted their promotional material for censoring before using it. Other filming locations include Mangalore, Dehradun and New Delhi, filming also took place in Italy. ", "Arjun Reddy being compared to Baahubali 2", "Arjun Reddy Box Office Collection: Vijay Devarakonda's film makes a strong show at international market", "Arjun Reddy's teaser is intense! To cope with his emotions, he starts taking drugs, attempts one-night stands, buys a pet dog and names it after Preethi and drinks alcohol; all of which are unsuccessful. He found the performances, especially those of Deverakonda and Kanchana, "pitch perfect". "[83] Speaking to The Asian Age, Neelima Menon opined that "it's problematic when you add celebratory background score to an act of verbally abusing a woman with sexually coloured remarks, or beating her up, or decide to make these acts sound heroic. [26], Principal photography commenced in Hyderabad on 20 June 2016. "Had the pleasure to be the first to see #dearcomrade ! The intensity is maintained similarly. The ‘hero’, if you’d like to call him that, played here by Shahid Kapoor, is an obnoxious, entitled bully with anger issues. [10] Sharwanand was at first apprehensive of Vanga handling the responsibilities of directing and producing the project but after reading the script, he changed his mind. Arjun initially chooses to leave the college, but stays back after meeting first-year student Preethi Shetty. The film had its global television premiere on 21 January 2018, with a TRP rating of 13.6. [40], The film's music received a positive response from critics. Arjun Reddy Deshmukh is a house surgeon at St. Mary's Medical College in Mangalore, India. [9] Sanjay Swaroop, Kamal Kamaraju, Jia Sharma and Priyadarshi Pulikonda were cast in other important roles. [5] Kanchana was cast as Arjun's grandmother in November 2016; Arjun Reddy marked her comeback to Telugu cinema after Shri Datta Darshanam (1985). He added that the heavy metal undertone matched up to the "extremities and mood swings of its lead character". It is a story of a medical surgeon suffering from anger management issues who goes on a self-destructive path after his girlfriend marries someone else. The film was remade in Hindi as Kabir Singh (2019) and twice in Tamil: as Adithya Varma (2019) and Varmaa (2020). After watching Arjun Reddy, Rajamouli tweeted, “Just saw Arjun Reddy. [67] By then, it had grossed a worldwide total of ₹450 million and a distributor share of ₹250 million. [6] Deverakonda recommended him; he did the clash work for Pelli Choopulu whose cinematography was handled by Banell. [4], Arjun Reddy received positive reviews from critics. Arjun demands Preethi decide within six hours otherwise he will end their relationship. Raj Thota was director of photography and Shashank Mali edited the film. [77] Giving three stars out of five, K. Naresh Kumar of The Hans India was critical of the film's pace and a few subplots in the second half. But it didn't matter because our attention would be on characters. She eventually reciprocates his feelings and they develop an intimate relationship. [6] Harshavardhan Rameshwar composed the background score. [6] Asian Cinemas and KFC Entertainments acquired the film's distribution rights for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. [47] Post-release, Hanumantha Rao lodged a complaint against the film, stating that it promoted sexual abuse in colleges and substance abuse in hospitals. But, it scared me when we got worst of locations for some of the scenes. [95] In June 2019, producer S. Narayan bought the Kannada remake rights of the film. [25] Shashank Mali edited the film. While leaving for a vacation, Arjun sees a pregnant Preethi sitting in a park. He sent the script to many producers, who considered the project too risky to fund. Varmaa, the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy which marks the debut of actor Vikram’s son Dhruv, has been rechristened as Adhithya Varma, its makers revealed on Tuesday via an official poster. Rumors and Facts About Arjun Reddy Remake in Kannada Has Raised the Bar of Expectations. The teaser of Adithya Varma, Tamil remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, is finally here. I Should Have Remade The Tamil Version Of Arjun Reddy With Vijay Deverakonda: Producer Mukesh Mehta With talks of Varma, director Bala’s version of Arjun Reddy, getting a release soon, producer Mukesh Mehta speaks about why he would release a film he scrapped, his reaction if people end up liking it and the economic advantages of nepotism. [45][46] Vanga complained that the board took his creative struggle for granted. It follows its eponymous lead, Arjun (Vijay Deverakonda), an alcoholic, abusive, and short-tempered surgeon who is allowed to use heartbreak as a justification for his toxicity and is ultimately gifted his happily-ever-after. [42] Srivatsan of India Today also gave the film four stars out of five and wrote: "Lo and behold, Arjun Reddy—the film and Vijay Deverakonda, is something that the Telugu industry deserved in the first place", and praised the "brutal and honest" filmmaking. Why remaking Arjun Reddy in Hindi is a bad idea; Why remaking Arjun Reddy in Hindi is a bad idea Arjun Reddy, the 2017 Telugu hit, is being adapted for the Hindi-speaking viewers. [69] Writing for Film Companion, Baradwaj Rangan said that while the pre-interval sequences were generic, the "prickly" latter portions justified both the film's title and the running time. Arjun and his friend Shiva enter a third-year classroom and announce that Arjun is in love with Preethi and asserts that she is exclusive to him. [31] Shreshta wrote the lyrics for "Madhurame" and "Gundelona"; she composed the latter's tune, which lacked instrumental support. She was chosen as the heroine of the Arjun Reddy Tamil remake after the makers have scrapped the first version of the remake. [66] After earning US$1,681,996 in 17 days in the US, Arjun Reddy became the fourth highest grossing Telugu film of the year in that country. New Delhi: Telugu film 'Dear Comrade' starring 'Arjun Reddy' actor Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna has not hit the theatres yet, but is already on its way for a remake in Hindi. As a part of the film's marketing, the first single from the soundtrack, titled "Mangaluru – Mussorie" (later known as "Dhooram") was released on 30 April 2017. —Vanga on the film's title, in an interview with The Hindu in September 2016. Convinced that she is unhappy with her marriage, Arjun meets her after returning from his vacation. But still a terrible remake of Arjun Reddy Though Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark, the film fails be a good remake of Arjun Reddy. Varmaa, as we know, is the official Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster flick Arjun Reddy that starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey. Weeks ahead of its release, Arjun Reddy 's Tamil remake Varmaa starring Dhruv - son of actor Vikram - has hit quite a big roadblock. The project was made under the production banner of Bhadrakali Pictures. [87], Arjun Reddy was remade in Hindi by Vanga himself as Kabir Singh, which was released on 21 June 2019. [85], In 2019, actress Parvathy criticised Arjun Reddy at a roundtable organised by Film Companion for glorifying misogyny, abuse and toxic masculinity in the films at International Film Festival of India (IFFI). [96] E4 Entertainment also holds the rights to make a Malayalam version.[97]. Arjun's medical license is cancelled for five years and he is evicted from the flat. With a … [51], Days before the film's release, Indian National Congress party's Rajya Sabha member V. Hanumantha Rao tore promotional posters featuring the lead pair kissing each other that had been pasted on TSRTC buses. He said their experience in theatre helped their performances. I didn't want that. "[75], Hemanth Kumar, in his review for Firstpost, gave 3.75 stars out of five and praised the storytelling in particular, saying: "There are no gimmicks, no surprises, no twists. [a] Vanga preferred long, uninterrupted takes; the pre-Intermission sequence was seven minutes long. Since he was unaware of the way of speaking in both the places, he wrote the dialogue in a Hyderabad Telangana accent. Sowmya Rajendran, in her review for The News Minute, panned its "utterly colourless" female characters and validation of abusive behaviour, writing: "The film treats women as property, to be under the protection and control of men ... [it] will have us believe that women have no opinions about anything that happens to them or around them. [52] It led the film's promoters to remove such posters across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. [78] Murali Krishna CH, in his review for the Cinema Express, praised the unpredictability of the first half but was apprehensive of some emotional scenes in the second half; he found them a "serious flaw" after the intermission. By the time she manages to visit Arjun's house, he is drunk, injects morphine into himself, and becomes unconscious for two days. 5 stars", "Arjun Reddy movie review: Vijay Deverakonda's film deserves to be celebrated", "Arjun Reddy movie review: This film is a sensation! The original film received a great response from the audience. The second Tamil version, titled Adithya Varma, also starred Dhruv in the lead role, but the rest of the cast was completely changed.Even the director was changed, with Gireesaaya helming the second project. Bala’s remake of Arjun Reddy feels dead on arrival. Arjun Reddy was remade in Hindi by Vanga himself as Kabir Singh, which was released on 21 June 2019. He said he "didn't have the heart" to end the narrative on a sad note, considering the darkness Arjun was subjected to. Not just him, Shalini, the friends, everyone were so good and natural. [6], In a September 2017 interview with Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu, Vanga said he believed that Telugu cinema uses dialects spoken in Guntur and Vijayawada. It received positive reviews for its direction, writing, cinematography and the cast performances—especially that of Deverakonda, but drew criticism for allegedly promoting substance abuse among young people and for its romantic scenes. I remember the clamour following the release of Arjun Reddy’s faithful Tamil remake, Adithya Varmaa, last year, when a section of people asked to see Bala’s version of the remake.I won’t lie to you—I too was among those who fantasised about the cinematic joys the Bala version of … [44], Arjun Reddy was given an 'A' (adult) certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification due to the abundance of expletives and innuendoes. [64] Arjun Reddy's earnings exceeded US$1 million on its fourth day of theatrical release in the US, becoming the 32nd Indian Telugu-language film to do so. [8] Some of the dialogue was written in Tulu. All she does is keep mum and boost her man's ego. [16] The protagonists' college life portions were filmed at the three heritage buildings of the University college of Hampankatta, Mangalore. The next morning, Shiva manages to reach Arjun to convey his grandmother's death; he meets his father, and they reconcile. The producers persuaded her to join the project after a series of long discussions. The film is also being remade in Tamil with Chiyaan Vikram’s son Dhruv as the lead. [55] A week after the film's release, D. Nagaraju from Khammam accused the film's makers of plagiarising his script and demanded compensation of ₹20 million. 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For the same, whenever the idea for a plot twist came to him, Vanga used to work on it for three to four weeks. [32][33] Harshavardhan Rameshwar composed the background score of the film, in which the theme music of this film was reused in the remakes Kabir Singh and Adithya Varma. The trend of remaking is in full swing especially after the mega-success of Kabir Singh, which was a remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy, the audience is now keenly awaiting the Hindi version of Tollywoo Arjun learns about the marriage from Shiva and goes to her house. [29] In an interview with Idlebrain.com, Vanga said, "When you write a script, you think about a particular location. [21], Nagesh Banell was initially the film's director of photography. Over the course of three years, Arjun's and Preethi's relationship becomes stronger. Arjun gives up his self-destructive habits soon after. [94] Despite initially being shelved, Varmaa was released on 6 October 2020. Though love stories are not my cup of tea, can’t but appreciate the film. [5], After discontinuing his studies as a physiotherapist, Sandeep Vanga worked in the 2010 Telugu film Kedi as an assistant director. This remake of Arjun Reddy is called Kabir Singh. [54] In Hyderabad, 55 paid premieres were held a day before the release, surpassing the record set by Baahubali 2: The Conclusion which had 33 premiere shows. Arjun's self-destructing behaviour and refusal to move on worries Shiva and Kamal. Ramakrishna's career as a journalist helped him understand several dialects, which in turn had a positive effect on his performance. The soundtrack of Arjun Reddy consists of seven songs, all of which were composed by Radhan. Arjun's aggressive nature also earns him a reputation among his juniors as a college bully. The pair marries, and Preethi's father apologises for misunderstanding their love for each other. Kabir Singh is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film written and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde under T-Series Films and Cine1 Studios. He wrote: "As a tale of a love-struck man, who falters and finally figures out what is best for him, the experiment that the director undertakes is tedious, stretching out time and again". The contemporary Devdas-esque film grossed Rs 50 crore in India and struck a chord with Telugu cinema-goers with its raw appeal.

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