Updated: November 22, 2019 23:04 IST
Rating : 3/5
Adithya Varma is the hot-headed surgeon who has anger management issues. He is overtly attached to human beings and materialistic things in life and that’s what happens with his girlfriend Meera Shetty, a silent and vulnerable woman.
Adithya and Meera are madly in love with each other. When Meera’s father discovers their love, he says no to their marriage and it changes Adithya Varma’s entire life. Whether they end up together forms the rest of the story of Adithya Varma.
Dhruv Vikram has made a phenomenal debut with Adithya Varma and we can see his hard work in each and every single frame. His performance gives us the impression that he has tried to ape Vijay Deverakonda.
Banita Sandhu is not as effective as Shalini Pandey in the role of the female lead. She is just expressionless in most of the scenes and it brings down the feel and mood of the entire film.
Anbuthasan as Dhruv Vikram’s friend is effective as Rahul Ramakrishna. His one-liners and counter dialogues bring in the much-needed lightness to the otherwise heavy film.
Leela Samson as Adithya Varma’s grandmother has delivered an earnest performance in the Tamil remake. Actor Raja gives a great comeback with Adithya Varma.
Adithya Varma is a frame by frame remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The Tamil version is an exact replica of Sandeep’s film and it has worked to an extent.
Dhruv Vikram’s performance is the highlight of Adithya Varma. His expressions were perfect especially when he’s showing his rage and anger in the film. It’s safe to say that the actor has had a fabulous debut.
The proceedings in the film are interesting because of the chemistry between Dhruv Vikram and Anbuthasan. The latter’s punch dialogues land well and it brings a smile on our face.
The essence and soul of Arjun Reddy have retained in the Tamil film Adithya Varma. The director Girisayya has taken a safe route in making the film a carbon copy of Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh.
The heroine, Banita Sandhu, is the weak link of Adithya Varma. The film already doesn’t have a lot of dialogues for her and her expressions are not enough to convey the emotions and feelings.
Arjun Reddy had a lot of problematic things to deal with. Right from the story of a flawed man to the misogyny and toxic masculinity it dealt with. The Tamil version never even attempted to change it.
Adithya Varma is an honest remake of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Arjun Reddy. With Dhruv Vikram’s earnest performance and some high moments, the Tamil version is a solid debut. The film is an interesting remake for those who haven’t watched Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh.