Verdict: A very intense love story that will leave you spell bound!
Arjun Reddy stars Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini in lead roles and is written and directed by debutante Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by Pranay Reddy Vanga. The theatrical trailer of Arjun Reddy has been impeccable and has caught the attention of the youth instantly. The expectations exceeded after the trailer release. Touted to be a youthful love story, music has been given by Radhan and cinematography has been handled by Raju Thota. Let’s see what this debutante director has in store for the audience.
Arjun Reddy (Vijay Devarakonda) and Preethi (Shalini Pandey) love each other while pursuing their studies in medicine. Arjun is senior to Preethi in college and helps her against other students who get to ragging or try to do anything mischievous. Preethi’s parents are against their love because Arjun is of a lower caste. They get their daughter married to a person of their caste. Arjun Reddy cannot withstand this. He is also thrown out from his house for his aggressive attitude with Preethi’s parents. Arjun Reddy spoils his career by getting into drugs. What happens next? Will Preethi and Arjun Reddy meet again? To know all this and many more, do watch Arjun Reddy at a theatre near you.
Vijay Devarakonda is extremely handsome and was a treat to watch him. His acting skills are impeccable and deserve all accolades. He emotes well with his attitude and mannerisms and has breathed life to the character. Shalini is cute and beautiful as Arjun’s love interest and has done full justice to the character. She had very few dialogues initially. Her expressions did a lot of talking. Arjun’s grandmother's character was good and seemed natural. Rahul Ramakrishna as Arjun’s friend is one of the major highlights of Arjun Reddy. He has done a fantastic job and has taken care of the comic relief in the film. Kamal Kamraj as Arjun’s brother was decent and Sanjay Swaroop as Arjun’s dad was good. All the rest of the characters were apt.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga doesn't seem like he is directing for the first time. He needs to be applauded for his work that will be remembered for many years to come. Everything from editing, screenplay, cinematography to music and background score are outstanding. The film's runtime is 3 hours 7 minutes, which is quite unusual for a Telugu movie. But the director needs to be appreciated for getting the audience glued to their seats with his fantastic style of narration.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Arjun Reddy is an intense love story with a wonderful message. A must watch movie and will be adored by audience who seek novelty.
-By Ajay Mudunuri