Tollywood’s path-breaking romantic drama Arjun Reddy is remade in Tamil with the title Varma and actor Vikram’s son Dhruv is reprising Vijay Devarakonda’s role in it. The theatrical trailer of Varma is out today and it fails to match the essence of the original version.
Going by the trailer, Varma seems to be a scene to scene rehash of the Telugu version. Though Dhruv looks promising and manages to get a similar makeover like that of Vijay Devarakonda, the visuals and the music doesn’t make the trailer appealing and interesting to those who have already watched Arjun Reddy. Intense and bold scenes involving the lead pair, anger management issues and emotional content are heavily inspired by the original but couldn’t recreate the charm.
Remaking cult and impactful films like Arjun Reddy is always a risky attempt. Dhruv body language and mannerisms look convincing to some extent, but the Tamil trailer might fail to create the strong impact like the Telugu version because it underwhelming and artificial. Directed by Bala, the film has Megha Choudary as the female lead.