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What is the film Arjun Reddy about?
Arjun Reddy (Vijay Devarakonda) has uncontrollable anger issues. What happens when truly, madly and deeply falls in love with Preity (Shalini)? It is what the entire film is all about.
How is Vijay Deverakonda’s performance?
When it comes to Arjun Reddy, we have to say Vijay Devarakonda is a real rock star. He sets the screen on fire with his presence and performance. Right from the first frame, he maintains an attitude which is unmissable. The anger and emotions are so neatly blended to deliver a performance that is memorable. Many scenes stand out due to the act put up by Vijay Devarakonda. But more than anything, what works is the fresh attitude that he brings to the screen that doesn’t remind of anyone or is copied from any other star. With few more solid roles and genuine success, he is a big star in the making.
Direction By Sandeep Reddy Vanga?
Sandeep Vanga makes a solid debut as a director. He doesn’t come up with a new story per se, and it is the way the predictable story gets presented that is what makes the whole difference. The screenplay breaking the conventions with a right hero at the center of the drama makes Arjun Reddy a winner.
The movie begins slowly and takes time to settle. Once the flashback starts, we are immediately drawn into the world of Arjun Reddy. Everything the character does, his journey engages. Some portions drag, but the actors and inbuilt humor via excellent dialogues cover it. Also, it helps in generating the feel which is usually missing in movies with fast paced narration. From the collage sequences till the intermission mark, the movie is a lovely ride with all the unexpected quirks in various situations in place.
The problem arrives in the second half where things stagnate and don’t move at all. The prolongation of the post-love track feels endless. It is the same scenes with different actors that are getting repeated. Then all of the sudden the deviation with a case doesn’t feel organic. The pre-climax involving the grandmother’s death also feel rushed along with the subsequent family bonding. It is as if the director has run out of stuff and gets back to his familiar comforts just like the character of Arjun Reddy. The climax is well acted but again feels slightly compromised. The twist was predictable and too skewed towards the hero’s character. The movie was going reality route, for the most part, turns into a fantasy towards the end. Overall, it is an easy one time, in general. The youth who get connected to the character of Arjun Reddy are sure to go bonkers.
Other artist’s performance?
Shalini Pandey is a simple girl next door. She is silent in the beginning but slowly grows into confidence just like her character and delivers a solid performance. Apart from lead actors, the other person who shines the most is hero’s friend playing the role of Shiva. He has got the best lines in the movie right until the very end. The rest are apt for their part and the overall setting.
Music and other departments?
Music by Radhan fits the mood of the film very well. The background score by Harshavardhan is superb. The cinematography helps in establishing the right mood. Editing should have been tighter. Dialogues are fantastic. Apart from the characterization, it is the dialogues which add great depth and bring joy to the audience. Many conversations between Arjun Reddy and Shiva are going to stay in audience mind even after the conclusion of the show.
Narrative based entertainment
Second half drags
From Devadas of the yore to 500 Days of Summer, there are multiple enjoyable takes on love torn guys.
Did I enjoy it?
Will you recommend it?
Arjun Reddy Review by Siddartha Toleti
First Half Report:
Arjun Reddy running completely on extraordinary hero characterization. It comes with strictly for youth only warning, though. Vijay Devarakonda is terrific. It would be mighty difficult to sit through for those who do not connect.
– A very bold introduction for Vijay Devarakonda begins the show Arjun Reddy. Our next update would on first half report. Refresh the page. Review will be up shortly after the show tonight.
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Preview: Arjun Reddy
These days, the social media has become so crucial for promotions, at least in the case of small and medium budget films. ‘Arjun Reddy‘ has garnered good buzz by the virtue of the social media and the students.
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|2||Pelli choopulu||$1.2 Million|
The film is promoted well so far with trolls, memes etc by the social media. The lengthy trailer was impressive, mainly catering to the tastes of the students. Who is this ‘Arjun Reddy’? Who are the producer and the director of this movie?
The titular role is essayed by Vijay Devarakonda, an actor who has attracted the audiences with his special Telangana lingo and antics that would be relatable to the youngsters, these days. ‘Pelli Choopulu’ gave him a good platform and if this ‘Arjun Reddy’ performs well, he would join the league of the bankable young heroes.
Coming to the trailer, it was a lengthy trailer and it’s about a youngster, a medico who can’t control his anger and his anger management. Not only the trailer, even the film’s run time is said to be lengthy, close to three hours run-time. Can the audiences sit through?
Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga is making his directorial debut with this film produced by his brother Pranay Reddy Vanga. The story is woven around a medical college backdrop as the director is basically a doctor, a physiotherapist.
He had been an assistant director for a couple of films before he took up direction, So, the film has to work solely on the virtue of the story and how it was narrated to impress the audiences. If it clicks, the students and the youth are going to carry it forward by the word of mouth.
The Central Board of Film Certification had awarded ‘A’ certificate to ‘Arjun Reddy’. According to the reports, there were many cuss words in the film which were either muted or chopped off because of the restrictions of the rules that abide the board.
The makers of the movie are confident and are displaying a laid-back attitude as their film is being promoted well by the social media trolls, memes and hence, confidently going for premiere shows a day before the release not fearing any negative talk.
Will their confidence translate into actual box-office numbers? Will Vijay Devarakonda score another hit and make his place strong in the Telugu Film Industry? What about the runtime of the movie? Will the audiences sit through?
Your wait will come to an end very soon when our reviewer is back with a comprehensive analysis on ‘Arjun Reddy’, the medico whose life was governed by his short temper. Watch out this space for exclusive Arjun Reddy review from mirchi9 team. Stay tuned.
Arjun Reddy US Premiers Update:
– Going by pre-sales Arjun Reddy doing very well for its limited release. So far it has collected $38K from 49 locations.
– Something unexpected is happening at the US box office for Arjun Reddy. Pre-sales recorded over 50K already from a very limited number screens. It is now all up to the film to deliver to keep the momentum on.
– Arjun Reddy has collected over $100 K from US premiers as of 9PM EST. This is really big for a small film.
– Latest US premiers reported collection is $180K. This will be another one million film for Vijay Deverakonda after Pelli Choopulu in this territory.