VARNA is the latest film from the acclaimed director: Sri Raghava. He has films like: 7G Brundavan Colony, Aaduvari Maatalaku Ardhaale Verule, Yugaaniki Okkadu, etc to his credit. Though Sri Raghava is habituated to touch some weird subjects, he has this great talent of impressing us with a riveting screenplay and some awesome songs. He has roped in Anushka to play the title character and Aarya to support her. The trailers and posters have already given us enough hints that Varna would be an out-of-the-world experience and lets see if it meets the expectations or just goes above our senses…
CAST: Anushka, Aarya, Ashok Kumar, Sivakumar, Farooq, etc..
CREW: Sri Raghva (direction), Potluri V Prasad (producer), Harris Jayaraj (music), Anirudh (background music), Kola Bhaskar (editing), Ramakrishna (dialogues), Ramji (cinematography)
STORY: Varna is the tale of two couples living in two different worlds. Madhu Balakrishna [Aarya] & Ramya [Anushka] are from this world and they fall in love with each other. On the other hand, Varna [Anushka] & Mahendra [Aarya] are from an unknown world and Mahendra is desperate for Varna’s love. With one strange incident, Madhu goes to the other world to meet Varna. What happens after that and whether both the couples find their true love forms rest of the plot…
- Love story between Ramya & Madhu starts well will good chemistry
- Utter disappointing VFX and Graphic work
- More than irritating Dialogues in Telugu
- Substandard Performances
- Completely confusing and brainless subject
- Artificial sets and cheap looking costumes…
FINAL ANALYSIS: Looks like the director is hugely inspired by Hollywood flicks like: John Carter, Avatar, etc. But, the main thing that was lacking in this epic movie is the soul. To prove that the true love is time-less, the director eats away all the time that the audience has and more than anything, he just twists the brain with some mind-less concept and visualization.
It’s better not to talk about the below-par performances from everyone [including Anushka]. As if they were confused with the subject, the actors keeps throwing some unbearable expressions at us! Songs, Lyrics and Dialogues were a complete mis-fit. It would have been better if the director had made a silent movie instead. All said and done, Varna is one movie which can leave you speech-less [for a different reason though]…