'Varmaa', directed by Bala, is the Tamil remake of the Telugu hit 'Arjun Reddy' starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in lead roles.

Watch Dhruv Vikram plays the intense doctor in Varmaa Arjun Reddy remakeYoutube Screenshot/AP International
Flix Kollywood Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 17:41

The official trailer of Varmaa starring Dhruv Vikram and Megha Chowdhury in the lead was launched on Wednesday by actor Suriya. The film will mark the debut of both the actors, Dhruv being the son of actor Vikram.

Varmaa is the Tamil remake of the Telugu hit Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in lead roles. The film became a cult hit soon after its release. Made on a budget of Rs 5 crores, it went on to rake in Rs 65 crores at the box office. The Tamil version has been directed by Bala who made films like Naachiyar, Pithamagan and Paradesi. He was also the director to give Vikram the critically acclaimed film Sethu.

Varmaa also stars Easwari Rao, Raiza Wilson and Akash Premkumar in important roles.

The trailer, which is less than 2 minutes, gives us a feeling that most of the original is retained in this remake. Actor Dhruv looks promising in this trailer, switching between heartbroken, high on temper doctor to the eccentric, carefree youth.

Debutante Megha, a model who hails from Bengal, has been signed to play the role originally played by Shalini Pandey.

Actor Raiza Wilson, who played the female lead in Yuvan Shankar Raja’s Pyaar Prema Kaadhal last year, makes an appearance in the trailer too. She plays the role of the woman actor who becomes besotted with the protagonist. The music sets up the mood for this dark romance.

While Varmaa 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.

The film has been scheduled for release this February.