Synopsis/Plot : A brilliant but short-tempered young surgeon goes down a self-destructive path of alcohol, drugs and violence when the love of his life is forced to marry another man after her family oppose their union.
Varma doesn't has intensity or soul of the original
While I could attribute disinterest on the part of Bala for most of the movie and did not mind going through the movie as a lazy watch, I really lost it during the climax that had a bunch of people in a park clap as Varmaa and Megha were engaged in a liplock! The only reason I could fathom was Bala ...(more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
Bala's bold interpretation of Arjun Reddy
"Bala's Cut" makes you realise this whole suffering phase in his life could be avoided, only if he had a little patience. And that's an anti-Arjun Reddy thought. The cult around the character may shatter if people see him just as a deeply flawed man with undesirable habits, instead of a complex man ...(more)
Source: Manoj K Kumar, Indian Express
The insipid ghost of Arjun Reddy
Varmaa is not rooted anywhere. The milieu does nothing for the film. Varma's pain, which is what made Arjun Reddy intense, is heavily diluted. In fact, for the most part, he is just your average alcoholic, only too pampered. Arjun Reddy made me angry. It was a disagreeable film. Varmaa was just ...(more)
Source: Ranjani Krishnakumar, Firstpost.com
Dhruv Vikram Stars In Bala's Completely Uninvolving Remake Of Arjun Reddy
Not a single frame is distinctive, or shows that a major filmmaker is behind the camera. You get the feeling Bala was forced to direct this with his hands tied. (more)
Source: Baradwaj Rangan, Filmcompanion.in
Bala's version is shorter and an insipid remake
The one common denominator in all the retellings of that film is the opening card which begins with: "No birds, animals were harmed during the making." It should ideally read as: "No birds, animals were harmed - only humans, particularly women, and film journalists."(more)
Source: Srivatsan, The Hindu
Bala's Varmaa gets Arjun Reddy all wrong
Varmaa comes across as old-fashioned and even crass at times. It gets Arjun Reddy all wrong and the casting is way off the mark. Already let down by the writing, the actors hardly manage to breathe life into their characters. Megha Chowdhury is entirely miscast and there is zero chemistry between he...(more)
Source: M Suganth, Times Of India
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