The first-look poster of Varma, the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy starring actor Vikram's son Dhruv was leaked online. While the makers had decided to release the title logo and the first-look poster on 23 September along with its audio, a photograph of the film's poster was leaked online. Following this, the makers were forced to release it officially.
Directed by filmmaker Bala, whose last outing was Naachiyaar, debutante Megha, a model who hails from Bengal, has been signed to play the role originally played by Shalini Pandey. The film also stars Eswari Rao, Raiza Wilson and Akash in pivotal roles.
Expectations are high on this film as it will mark the debut of Vikram’s son Dhruv in the Tamil film industry.
While Varma is based on Arjun Reddy which was written and directed by Sandeep Vanga, 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. Radhan, who composed the tunes originally for Arjun Reddy, has been retained as the music director for this remake. 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 last year, was made on a budget of Rs 5 crores but it went on to rake in Rs 65 crores at the box office. Its immense success at the box office and critical acclaim prompted several filmmakers to vie for its remake rights but eventually, it went to Bala. The original version starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles with Pranay Reddy Vanga producing the venture under this banner Bhadrakali Pictures.
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