The Telugu film Arjun Reddy is a cult hit, no doubt. The filmâ€™s remake rights in different languages sold out like hot cakes. While in the Hindi version Shahid Kapoor essayed the role played by Vijay Deverakonda, in the Tamil version it will mark the debut of Dhruv, son of award-winning actor Vikram. The Hindi remake, titled Kabir Singh had hit the marquee recently. The film was directed by Sandeep Vanga who had directed the original. Despite a good box-office collection, the film has been at the receiving end of harsh criticism for its glorified portrayal of toxic masculinity and misogyny. On the other hand, the Tamil version is titled Adithya Varma and is being directed by Sandeep Vangaâ€™s associate Girisayya.
According to the latest reports, Arjun Reddy is all set to be remade in Kannada. Ace producer S Narayan is reported to have bagged the Kannada rights of this film. The groundwork to get this project on to the floors has begun already and we can expect an official announcement regarding the cast and crew soon.
It may be noted here that the Tollywood flick Arjun Reddy, starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey, was one of the biggest hits in the film industry. The film, made on a budget of mere Rs 4 crore had fetched Rs 6 crore through distribution rights. And it did have a dream run at the box office with the film going on to collect Rs 50 crore during its 50-day run at the box office.
Written and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Arjun Reddy is produced by Pranay Reddy Vanga under the banner Bhadrakali Pictures. Starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey as the lead pair, the film also has Kanchana, Rahul Ramakrishna, Sanjay Swaroop, Kamal Kamaraju, Gopinath Bhat, Jia Sharma, Amit Sharma and Priyadarshi Pullikonda. Radhan has composed music for this flick with Raju Thota wielding the camera and Shashank editing it.
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