I do not understand Telugu so had to depend on the subtitles to lol, frown and rejoice with the protagonist, Vijay Deverakonda as and in Arjun Reddy. Vijay is breathtakingly good looking, especially with the flowy locks.
A new age, dark movie. So bold that it had me frowning. So well made that it had me cheering and so exceptional that it had me loving the flawed hero who doesn’t deserve or expect attention.
The feminist in me did balk at the heroine, Shalini Pandey, being taken for granted but it worked under the guise of med school raging. I definitely expected a more glamorous lead actress and equally surprised at the subtle outfits and makeup of all the actors, art movie style subtlety.
However, a little disappointed knowing how easily the Indian youth, especially the masses are swayed. As the movie mocks at the institution of marriage and the medical fraternity. Be warned of explicit language but not out of context and handled well. The unedited version on Amazon Prime is 3+ hours and I felt the strain to focus on the subtitle bar!
A must watch for parents to understand why they should not control their children. Arjun Reddy gets an 8/10 while Vijay Deverakonda a full on 10.
Title: Arjun Reddy
Adaptation: Kabir Singh (2019 Hindi Movie)
Year of Release: 2017
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Director: Sandeep Vanga
Starring: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey
Running Time: 182 minutes
Country of Origin: India (Tollywood)
Production Company: Bhadrakali Pictures
Distributed by: Amazon Prime Video, Whacked Out Media (Online Distributors)