Dhruv Vikram makes his debut Varmaa – The Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy
‘Arjun Reddy’ was released in 2017 and its surprising success made other film industries stand up and take notice of the film. You might have heard of the Hindi remake since last year. There was so much going on about the film’s casting, the producer wanted Arjun Kapoor but the director had his eyes set on Shahid Kapoor. He sent out numerous blind items about how Arjun does not look fit enough to play the role. Arjun was almost signed on but then he decided against doing the film due to the humiliating news that kept spreading about his weight.
Vikram, who happens to be one of the best Indian actors (according to us), announced last year that his son will be making his debut in the Tamil remake of ‘Arjun Reddy’.
Having seen the original film, we were wondering how that is going to work since Dhruv is a young boy and looks like one! Actually, he looks a lot like his dad with a bit of his mother as well. He’s like a slightly more handsome version of his dad – a softer version!
There is an age difference as well as a look difference. Let’s see, the original star of ‘Arjun Reddy’, Vijay Deverakonda is 29 years old and looks like mature. Shahid Kapoor, who is the star of the Hindi remake titled ‘Kabir Singh’, is 37 years old and looks like an older man-child.
This is the trailer of the original ‘Arjun Reddy’ in Telugu:
And, this is Dhruv Vikram, who is 23 years old, in the Tamil remake titled ‘Varmaa’:
There are two look parts in ‘Arjun Reddy’, one is when the actor is in college and looks young and the second is when he goes out of his mind, gets drunk and grows his beard out while carrying out his profession as a medical doctor. Dhruv looks like he is perfect for the college part, but is he going to be able to carry out the doctor look? That’s what we were wondering. But then, actors are meant to act right? So it can’t be that it is impossible for him to look the part.
See for yourself, here’s the trailer of ‘Varmaa’ below:
Speaking of Dhruv, last year just before the teaser launch of his film and while he was still shooting for it, he was involved in an accident. It was reported that he was drunk when he rammed his BMW into a couple of parked rickshaws on the road.
Now, if you think about it, if this news was about a Hindi film actor or his son, his career would be done and over before it even started. That’s what we initially thought was going to happen to Dhruv, but nothing happened and the incident was forgotten. To be fair, no one died so…But it’s quite eerie considering how his dad was a victim of an accident when he was young before his career in movies kicked off. He suffered a lot and had to undergo more than 20 surgeries when he was thrown off a bike driven by his friend. Well, young boys do make mistakes, right?
Dhruv is not his father, he did not live a life like his father did before he became an actor. So, it will be interesting to see how he plays off as an actor on the big screen. This is probably the first actor from the generation of lead actors that we watched, like Surya, Vijay, Vikram, Ajith and so on, is going to have his son make his debut on the big screen.
You know, having watched ‘Arjun Reddy’, we found it similar to ‘Dev D’. Same Devdas plot in a different way or with a different twist. So it didn’t seem that big of a deal since most people were going crazy about it. We already went crazy about ‘Dev D’ when it released, so…
Also, the lead actor, Vijay, appeared so familiar and we were wondering the whole time, “who does he remind us of?”. Then after weeks, it hit us: he looks a little like the young Sunil Shetty we used to watch as kids! A little, something is there.