In 2017, the Telugu film Arjun Reddy went on to become a blockbuster and was lauded by audiences across the world. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film featured Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles.
Amid high expectations, Arjun Reddy hit the theatres on this day (August 25) last year. The film received critical acclaim and also box office success. At the end of its theatrical run, Arjun Reddy earned a gross of Rs 51 crore worldwide.
Vijay Deverakonda, who was lauded for his realistic performance, went on a nostalgic trip as a year passed by since the film hit the theatres. He took to Twitter to share –
P.S. This was the first picture we took. pic.twitter.com/HZGVRRxek0
— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) August 25, 2018
Interesting Facts about Arjun Reddy Movie :
Sandeep during his interview revealed that he faced many struggles in this journey and it was through director Kranthi Madhav, he narrated the script to Sharwanand initially.
He said “I completed scripting and narrated it to Sharwanand and Swapna Dutt. Both were quite excited but somehow they are not on board today. After starting my work shop with Vijay and Shalini, I realized that I had the right actors for my script. Arjun Reddy is not completely about anger management and it discusses about various sensibilities. We shot the film in Mangalore, Hyderabad and Europe. After many producers rejected the script, it was my brother who decided to produce the film”.
Suffering Is Personal – And Why This Personal Thought Is Universally Loved
I am not reintroducing Arjun Reddy to any reader as I believe by now, you must have watched it at least once, if not twice like I did. Its background score, the melodious tracks, rib tickling dialogues, characters played by lesser known artists, the chemistry between brothers, concern and warmth between friends all in one film is just overwhelming to pen down. The script flows through a thought process which leads us to believe that films are drawn from real situations and incidents. It nails this point with a noticeable support from the actors who did more than justice to the characters they played. The attempt to fuse philosophy through the grandmother’s character – played by yesteryear’s actress Kanchana was effective “Suffering is Personal” she says, dialogues like this make the hearts sink. The story line here, was “Love between the leading cast” which we are aware, is not different from many movies brought to us earlier, but the difference being the story telling and portrayal of characters in a manner, most layered with reality.
The After Effects of Arjun Reddy – The Drug You Can’t Get Enough Of
The after effects of watching this film have been alloyed. Even after year of its release, I know people who still discuss it in excitement for watching again, some in praise for bold and sensible move in Telugu cinema, some in love with the director and the cast. Surprisingly this film sent ripples of thought or a feeling of nostalgia and for a few it created an urge to be in a relationship or to find that “one person who would be most affected by our death”. This is an impact that pulled some people to the core and made them realize some missing pieces of their puzzled lives. Others want to appreciate their partners for the love and sweetness their shared. It was a story that made its viewers walk through their college days and reminded them of memories that were buried for a while. This for different reasons left some with an influence and hope to look forward to a warm relationship like one between the characters Arjun Reddy and Preeti.
Yes, this movie made sense, it pointed at issues deep rooted in our society like abuse of student life, caste-ism, social inequality and forced marriages. This underlining message, through an intense love story with a talented and appealing cast has brought breakthrough in the way audience would receive a film. It only left us with a desire to welcome such films and this illusion of a movie replicating real lives is worth a second watch.
Despite being a Telugu film, the film was lapped up by audience in all regional languages. The movie is currently being remade in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor stepping into Vijay Deverakonda’s shoes. The remake is expected to go on floors next month.
Here are the some interesting facts which we shared in our Facebook Page –
Rumours suggest that Vijay Deverakonda and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga might team up again in 2019. An official confirmation is expected to be out next year.