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Arjun Reddy is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language romantic drama film written and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, and produced by his brother Pranay Reddy Vanga’s company Bhadrakali Pictures. It stars Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey while Rahul Ramakrishna, Jia Sharma, Sanjay Swaroop, Gopinath Bhat, Kamal Kamaraju and Kanchana appear in supporting roles. The film tells the story of Arjun Reddy Deshmukh (Deverakonda), a high-functioning alcoholic surgeon who has anger management problems. Arjun is on a self-destructive path after the marriage of his girlfriend Preethi Shetty (Pandey); the film focuses on his downfall and subsequent resurgence.

Arjun Reddy was partially inspired by Sandeep Vanga’s life as a physiotherapy student. He worked on the script for two years and it took four to five years for the film to materialise. Principal photography commenced on 20 June 2016 at Hyderabad and took 86 working days to complete. Other filming locations include Mangalore, Dehradun and New Delhi, filming also took place in Italy. Radhan and Harshvardhan Rameshwar composed the soundtrack and score, respectively. Raj Thota was director of photography and Shashank Mali edited the film.

Made on a budget of ₹5–5.15 crore; the film was released worldwide on 25 August 2017. It received widespread critical acclaim for its direction, writing, cinematography and the cast performances—especially that of Deverakonda, but drew criticism for allegedly promoting substance abuse among young people and for its romantic scenes. The film was a box office success, grossing ₹51 crore globally, with a distributor share of ₹26 crore. It received six nominations at the 65th Filmfare Awards South, including Best Telugu Film and Best Telugu Director for Vanga; the film’s only win was Best Telugu Actor for Deverakonda. The film was remade in Hindi as Kabir Singh (2019) and twice in Tamil: as Adithya Varma (2019) and Varmaa (2020).

Directed bySandeep Reddy Vanga
Written bySandeep Reddy Vanga
Produced byPranay Reddy Vanga
StarringVijay Deverakonda
Shalini Pandey
CinematographyRaj Thota
Edited byShashank Mali
Music bySoundtrack:
Harshavardhan Rameshwar
Bhadrakali Pictures
Release date25 August 2017
Running time182 minutes
Budget₹5–5.15 crore
Box office₹51 crore

Arjun Reddy Cast

  • Vijay Deverakonda as Dr.Arjun Reddy Deshmukh, an alcoholic surgeon
  • Shalini Pandey as Dr.Preethi Shetty, Arjun’s love interest
  • Rahul Ramakrishna as Shiva, Arjun’s best friend
  • Jia Sharma as Jia Sharma, an actress who consults Dr. Arjun and later falls in love with him
  • Sanjay Swaroop as Dhanunjay Reddy Deshmukh, Arjun’s father
  • Kamal Kamaraju as Gautham Reddy Deshmukh, Arjun’s brother
  • Kanchana as Arjun’s grandmother
  • Gopinath Bhat as Devdas Shetty, Preethi’s father
  • Kalyan Subrahmanyam as Kamal, Arjun’s friend
  • Amit Sharma as Amit
  • Aditi Myakal as Vidya, Arjun’s friend
  • Anisha Alla as Keerthi, Arjun’s friend
  • Sravya Mrudula as Shruthi, Preethi’s friend
  • Bhushan Kalyan as Dean of St. Mary’s college
  • Priyadarshi Pulikonda as Vipul (cameo appearance)

Arjun Reddy Release

Arjun Reddy was given an ‘A’ (adult) certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification due to the abundance of expletives and innuendoes. Vanga complained that the board took his creative struggle for granted. He considered writing a letter to the board asking what was taken into consideration before certification. The board complained that the producers of the film had not submitted their promotional material for censoring before using it. Asian Cinemas and KFC Entertainments acquired the film’s distribution rights for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Nirvana Cinemas distributed the film in overseas markets. The teaser of the film was released on 27 February 2017, and the trailer was released on 12 August 2017.

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Arjun Reddy received positive reviews from critics. Writing for Film Companion, Baradwaj Rangan said that while the pre-interval sequences were generic, the “prickly” latter portions justified both the film’s title and the running time. Rangan called Arjun Reddy a film that “digs deep [and] rings true” and said it “really comes into its own” in the second half. S. Shiva Kumar of The Hindu wrote that Vanga’s storytelling had a “conviction and confidence probably only a debutante will have”. He found the performances, especially those of Deverakonda and Kanchana, “pitch perfect”. Sangeetha Devi Dundoo said the film is “too raw and real to be absolutely fictional” and commented: “Hours after watching Arjun Reddy, it’s hard to shake off its effect. It’s like a hangover, albeit in a good way.”

Indo-Asian News Service gave the film five stars out of five, called it the “most original, experimental and daring work to come out Telugu cinema in a long time”, and said the protagonist’s “rise, fall and rise … is nothing short of poetic and heart wrenching”.[68] Neeshita Nyayapati gave the film four stars out of five and commented: “With Arjun Reddy, Sandeep Vanga has managed to tell a story that is seldom told, without sleaze or cheesy lines or [over the top] drama”. Srivatsan of India Today also gave the film four stars out of five and wrote: “Lo and behold, Arjun Reddy—the film and Vijay Deverakonda, is something that the Telugu industry deserved in the first place”, and praised the “brutal and honest” filmmaking. Suresh Kavirayani of Deccan Chronicle also gave the film four stars out of five and commended the performances and the filmmaking but was apprehensive of the second half’s pace. The Times of India, also gave four stars stating “Arjun Reddy is the dawn of a new era of films for the Telugu film industry.”

Arjun Reddy Remakes

Arjun Reddy was remade in Hindi by Vanga himself as Kabir Singh, which was released on 21 June 2019. The film was first remade in Tamil by Bala as Varmaa; however in early 2019 the production company E4 Entertainment shelved the film’s release due to creative differences with Bala, and relaunched the film as Adithya Varma with Gireesaaya directing, which was released on 21 November 2019. Despite initially being shelved, Varmaa was released on 6 October 2020. In June 2019, producer S. Narayan bought the Kannada remake rights of the film. E4 Entertainment also holds the rights to make a Malayalam version. In 2021, Yuva Films, a Nepali film production company was reported to be producing a Nepali version of Arjun Reddy.

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