The makers have postponed the release date due to a delay in getting clearance from the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).

Arjun Reddy Tamil remake Varmaa release pushed
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 09:42

Varmaa is the Tamil version of the Telugu of blockbuster hit Arjun Reddy, which starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles. The film marks the debut of Vikram’s son Dhruv, who will reprise Vijay Deverakonda’s role from the original as a young doctor with anger management issues. Varmaa was originally planned as a February 14 release, aligning with Valentine’s day but now we hear that the release is being pushed.

The makers have postponed the release date due to a delay in getting clearance from the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and will now be out by the end of March.

Talking to Silverscreen, the producer Mukesh R Mehta said, “Yes, the movie will not be releasing on the planned date. The shifting of the AWBI office from Chennai to Chandigarh has also contributed to the delay in getting clearance from them. Also, we are yet to obtain certificate from censor board.”

“We think we’ll have clarity regarding the new release date within the next 10 days. We are hoping to get the movie out by the end of March,” he added.

While Varmaa is based on Arjun Reddy, which was written and directed by Sandeep Vanga, Kollywood filmmaker Raju Murugan, known for helming films such as Cuckoo and Joker, has penned the dialogues for the Tamil remake. The project is being bankrolled by E4 Entertainment, producers of popular Malayalam films such as Ezra and Godha. The film also stars Raiza Wilson and Eswari Rao in crucial roles. Radhan, who composed the tunes for Arjun Reddy, has been retained as the music director for this remake too. DOP Sukumar, fondly known as ‘Mynaa’ Sukumar in Kollywood, is handling the film’s cinematography.

Arjun Reddy, one of the biggest hits in the Telugu film industry in 2017, was made on a budget of Rs 5 crore but went on to rake in Rs 65 crore at the box office. Its immense success and critical acclaim prompted several filmmakers to vie for its remake rights which eventually went to Bala.

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