Film: Arjun Reddy
Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey
Producer: Pranay Reddy Vanga
Release Date: August 25, 2017
One lip Kiss and couple of cuss words had self-promoted the movie everywhere in the social media. As they say, there is nothing called bad or good publicity; any publicity is good for the film. This is what had been proved again for Arjun Reddy, no matter what all controversies came around this film, it only helped the film by pulling audience to the theaters. Lets see how did this movie turned out to be.
Arjun Reddy (Vijay Devarakonda), brilliant student, moves to Karnataka to study in St Mary’s Medical College, as he likes ocean. His short-temper makes him involved in a football fight in the campus that leads to his suspension and he decides to leave the college for good. However, he changes his decision after coming across first year MBBS student Preeti Shetty (Shalini).
Both fall in love with each other but they break-up due to Preeti’s father disapproval of Arjun and eventually she gets married to another boy from her caste. Knowing the news of her marriage, Arjun becomes depressed and gets addicted to alcohol and drugs. How Arjun leaves his past behind and gets back to his life is what the remaining story is about.
Vijay Devarakonda’s Characterization
Bumpy Second Half
Arjun Reddy – A brilliant student with KCET rank 17 and Eamcet rank 25, likes ocean, can’t control his anger or love. These are the simple characteristics of our hero in the film that makes audience connect to Arjun Reddy immensely.
First half starts with the undressed shot of hero heroine sleeping on a bed at the beach and later moves forward with Arjun’s grandmother (Kanchana) narrating the character of the Arjun from his childhood days and the story moves to flashback of Arjun Reddy in St Mary’s Medical College where his journey is shown along with his love story, anger issues, breakup, depression, addiction, coping up with addiction, coming back to normal life, getting back to his girl.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga had not created anything new but presented same old Devdas story in a new and interesting way to the present generation of youth. As he was telling in all the interviews, this movie is all about celebration of sadness. He brought all the characters to life by making them as close to reality as possible. All the scenes between the lead characters will make you believe that it had happened somewhere. Even though he presented the story interestingly in first half, the second half turns little boring play due to its lengthy script. Editing should have been done more effectively on second half to get much better output.
On the whole, Arjun Reddy will definitely entertain youth with its realistic showcase of love breakup story. Youth gets connected to the rebel attitude of Vijay Devarakonda in the role of Arjun Reddy. How much moolah can the targeted audience bring to this film needs to be seen in the coming days.
Result: F**kingly Good