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How will Dhruv’s ‘Adithya Varma’ fare compared to ‘Kabir Singh’ and ‘Arjun Reddy’?

Dhruv Vikram at the launch of ‘Adithya Varma’

Dhruv Vikram at the launch of ‘Adithya Varma’  

From sharing the stage together to crooning a song, Vikram and his son Dhruv made heads turn at the audio launch of the Tamil remake

A film that spawned heated debates and think pieces is here in Tamil, in the form of Adithya Varma, a remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, the audio and trailer for which was launched today. The event barely begun when enthusiastic fans gave the moniker: ‘Chinna Chiyaan’, when Dhruv Vikram made his entry. Everything about Dhruv — the way he carries himself to his energy — may remind you of the lead in Sethu, after which his father was christened with the name Chiyaan. But Dhruv makes no bones about admitting the fact that he carries his father’s genes. “I am what I am today because of my parents. People told me that they see an impulsive Vikram in Adithya Varma. That is true,” he said, adding, “My father is known for his dedication. He went the extra mile to make this film happen.”

Still from ‘Adithya Varma’ trailer

Still from ‘Adithya Varma’ trailer  

Vikram, on the other hand, said that he was “nervous like a 12 grade student waiting for results, as opposed to his son”. Acknowledging the support of the direction department, he said that he was present the whole time to make sure everything went smoothly, without any hiccups. We have made this movie with a lot of heart. Our producer [Mukesh Mehta] believed in Arjun Reddy and we have retained the director's [Sandeep Vanga Reddy] vision,” he said. There was a playful mischievousness between the father and son, when Vikram inadvertently asked him to enact a few scenes from Adithya Varma to a bemused Dhruv. The idea was to show the world how far his son was consumed by the movie. “Not just his dialogues, he made it a point to remember the lines of other characters,” he added.

 

Adithya Varma is here

The Tamil version stays true to its Telugu original, Arjun Reddy, in terms of its content and the way it is shot. Director Girishyaa, who is making his directorial debut with this movie, announced that Adithya Varma will be the name that will resonate across Tamil Nadu when it releases. He admitted that the movie is bound for comparisons with the Telugu and Hindi versions, but said Dhruv’s performance will be spoken about. “Among the three [Vijay Deverakonda, Shahid Kapoor and Dhruv Vikram], Dhruv is the ultimate,” he asserted.

Cinematographer Ravi K Chandran is making a comeback in Tamil following a brief gap. Interestingly, his son Santhana Krishnan worked as the cinematographer for Kabir Singh. Adithya Varma also stars Banita Sandhu, known for her breakout performance in October, and Priya Anand.

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