Cast: Dhruv Vikram, Megha Chowdhury, Raiza Wilson, Easwari Rao
Story: Sandeep Vanga
Produced by: E4 Entertainment – Mukesh R. Mehta
Music director: Radhan
Cinematographer: M. Sukumar
Release date: 06-10-2020
Run time: 1hr : 50mins
A brilliant but short-tempered young surgeon goes down a self-destructive path of alcohol, drugs, and violence when the love of his life is forced to marry another man after her family.
Dhruv Vikram looks so charming & dashing than Adithya Varma when it comes to Bala direction the terms of acting will be the best for the actors the same happens with Dhruv but sadly it only happens with Dhruv & Eswari Rao. Eswari Rao has given a realistic and emotive performance is only plus point. Whereas from the actress to the supporting actors the emotions didn’t convey well. Looks very dramatic and amateur.
As we know it’s a remake of Arjun Reddy whereas when it comes from the master Bala direction everyone expected a masterpiece but the film fails to deliver the emotion and magic of the original. In terms of production value looks very dull. The Main USP of Arjun reddy was the raw & rustic making but this film lets totally down. The biggest saviour in the film is the duration. Just 110 minutes. It seems Bala was forced to direct the film. Bala’s interpretation of Sandeep Vanga’s material strips the larger-than-life aura around the self-indulgent, inconsiderate, alcoholic, and self-destructive protagonist. Vikram should get the ‘Father of the Year’ award for not green lighting Bala’s version.
Another major drawback to let down the film will be the department of crew music was total crap; Aditya Varma songs & BGM were major pluses whereas both songs & BGM completely down this film and the choreography for the song in the film by Brindha was totally claptrap. DOP Sukumar lights and frames were totally wasted. And in less than two hours most of the things in the film don’t attract and dialogues were for the namesake which doesn’t fit during some emotional scenes.
Nevertheless, a waste of time that doesn’t do justice for the original; it would have been better this film wouldn’t have released it. In that sense, Adithya Varma works much better as a film than this — whether it is performances or music.
A worthless remake of Arjun Reddy.
Movie Rating – 1.5 / 5.