Director : Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Producer : Pranay Reddy Vanga
Music Director : Radhan
Starring : Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey
Release Date : 25th August 2017
Rate : 3/5
Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun Reddy has created a superb buzz from the past few days and become the hot topic of discussion among the youth because of its poster, teaser and trailer. The makers used unique promotional strategy to generate the hype. Finally the film has hit the theaters today on 25th August. Let’s see the storyline.
Story: Arjun Reddy (Vijay Devarakonda) is a brilliant but a short tempered medical college student who falls in the love of his junior Preeti (Shalini). The couple shares a very close relationship for years and stay like a married couple. Things do not happen as they expect and they part due to the family problems and Preeti gets married to some other guy of her caste. Depressed Arjun Reddy becomes an alcoholic and a drug addict. What led to the break-up between the two? What happens after her marriage? Does Arjun Reddy manage to get over his obsession for her ? Do they unite? Forms the rest of the story.
Performance: Vijay Devarakonda sets the screen on fire with his screen presence and performance. The anger and emotion are neatly blended to deliver a performance that is memorable. Vijay steals the show with his terrific performance. His body languages, way of dialogue delivery, actions win the heart of audiences. Shalini Pandey as Preethi Shetty performed well. She gave worthy performance and whenever she has lengthy dialogues, director used the expressions of Devarakonda to cover her. She needs little bit improvement in her performance. Rahul Ramakrishna justified with his role as a friend of Vijay Devarakonda. Priyadarshi got limited screen space but performed well. Yesteryear actress Kanchana plays a role of Arjun Reddy’s grandmother, she pulled off with consummate ease as did Kamal Kamaraju who played the role of Arjun Reddy’s brother. The rest of the cast performed accordingly.
Technical: The story line and screenplay format is good. Dialogues are noteworthy and touched the audience’s heart. The action episodes are choreographed well. The background music by Radhan is impressive and the cinematography by Raju Thota is up to the mark. The run time of the film is long. The film needs editing of at least 20 minutes. There are number of unnecessary dragged scenes in the second half of the film. The director Sandeep Reddy Vanga has done good job as he narrated the film in an entertaining manner.
Analysis: Vijay Devarakonda breaks new ground with his class act. It’s an entertaining first half that takes place on the campus and will definitely appeal to the youth. But these second half is on a completely different track and it’s about only Vijay Devarakonda and his addiction. Audiences who come for a youthful college story might end up disappointed in the second half. Go watch Arjun Reddy if you’re a die-hard Vijay Devarakonda fan.