Varma – Remake or a spoof?

The teaser of the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy called ‘Varma’,unveiled on Sunday, staring Dhruv Vikram, has been facing brutal troll.

Telugu film Arjun Reddy, starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey, turned out to be a super hit of 2017. The film not only won over audience, it was appreciated by critics as well. No wonder, the film is getting remade in Tamil as well as in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor reprising Vijay’s role.

Arjun Reddy’s Tamil remake Varma had been followed keenly by the original’s lovers to see how would Tamil director Bala’s version of Arjun Reddy would look like. Meanwhile, to the surprise, the first look of the film leaked online pouring water on the expectations of the fans. The poster couldn’t impress as anticipated making the long wait worth.

And the trolls poured in trolling the remake questioning the standards of the film if would match to that of the Telugu one. There is too much negativity coming online on the young hero Dhruv comparing his look with that of Vijay Deverakonda giving the film a disappointing start. But, it is obviously too much for a fresher to perform like Deverakonda in the original and it always happens with the remakes for most of them fail to meet the original standards. Just like Malayalam Premam couldn’t repeat the same magic in Telugu when it was remade.

 

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The teaser opens with Dhruv’s closeup, sporting a pair of fancy sun glasses and smoking a cigarette. Soon, we see the bike-riding medical student spotting Megha’s character and it is evident that he is smitten. Later, his anger issues surface; we see him chasing his domestic help and getting into fist fights with someone else (his face is battered with blood too). Next, we see him inside a hospital’s operation theatre, his passionate moments with girlfriend, altercations with her too (he even slaps her) to his drug addiction and one-night stands.

What do you think about this?