The cult hit movie Arjun Reddy, which hit the marquee last year, premiered on the small screens recently. Being a bold film, there were mixed reactions to its premiere but in the end, the fans were left disappointed. The film was telecast with several cuts and marred the experience of watching a cult hit. Arjun Reddy, incidentally, has recorded a TRP of 13.6 which is quite a good number considering the fact that it has some adult scenes as well.
The film, made on a small budget, released to good reception from the movie buffs last year and went on to garner Rs. 50 crores at the box office. Its remake rights in other languages got sold out like hot cakes. The filmâ€™s Tamil version, titled as Varma, is being directed by ace director Bala with actor Vikramâ€™s son Dhruv making his acting debut.
The original was directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga with Pranay Reddy Vanga producing it under his banner Bhadrakali Pictures. The film starred Vijay Deverakonda as Arjun Reddy Deshmukh and Shalini Pandey as Preethi Shetty who played the lead pair, with Rahul Ramakrishna, Jia Sharma, Sanjay Swaroop, Kamal Kamaraju, Kanchana, Gopinath Bhat, Amit Sharma, and Priyadarshi Pullikonda playing supporting roles.
The film is about a Telugu boy falling in love with a Tulu girl and their whirlwind relationship. Reports are that the film may go on to gross $1 million at the US box office and estimates are that it will rake in Rs. 30 crores at the Andhra and Telangana box office.
While the soundtrack for this album has been composed by Radhan, the BGM has been done by Harshavardhan Rameshwar. Raju Thota had cranked the camera for this venture and Shashank Mali had edited it.
On its release, Arjun Reddy received rave reviews with film personalities like Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and director SS Rajamouli heaping praises on it. While Samantha and SS Rajamouli lauded its novel concept, Mahesh Babu had said that the direction is top-notch and it is a path-breaking film.