Telugu film actor star Allu Arjun woke up this morning to find pee flowing all over his face.
You see, Allu Arjun’s latest crap-show Varudu is at the receiving end of critics’ ire.
Here’s what a sample of Indian movie critics had to say on Varudu (sure, some of them do note some positive points but the tone seems to us to be critical):
It is a laudable thought to come up with a presentation of an authentic Telugu wedding but the difference between a thought and getting it onto the screen is like chalk and cheese which is evident here. Gunasekhar has missed the way to do ‘Varudu’ impressively…..
Gunasekhar failed not just in the narration but also in conveying anything to the audience. His focus to bring about visual appeal looked more but he neglected the fundamentals like a strong script, deep content, and attention towards details. Cinematic liberties were used to the fullest and there were some absolutely ridiculous scenes which perplexed the audience at many points. Gunasekhar has always been revered as a brand and not just a director but it is with regret that he has lost it…and that too big time.
The posters and trailers of Varudu evoked lots of expectations and hype. However, all the expectations were proved wrong with the director once again utterly failed in translating his ideas on the screen properly….Despite a lavish spending, the film failed to give anything worth to the audiences, nor it had a good message that traditional marriages are the need of the hour.
Allu Arjun tried real hard to bring out a performance by stressing every single syllable of the words of which he had no previous knowledge of and ended up seemingly like a junior artist opposite the ‘mighty’ Arya….In this day wherein every maker is trying hard to tighten their films, Gunasekhar pulled off the opposite by dragging the already sluggish screenplay.
I recommend you enter the theater after the first half. So that, Arya is up on screen and you wouldn’t curse the makers too much.
The sheer effrontery of the buffoons.
To put out trash like Varudu and then to dare call it a movie is but a sign of the metastasizing malignancy eating away at the innards of Telugu movies…..Allu Arjun still lives in the la-la land where acting only means moving your legs in some weird poses to the deafening beat of cacophonous drums…..At a theater on the East Coast, the audience was distracted, engaged in chit-chat and frequently sniggering at the nonsense unfolding on the screen suggesting they were not enamored of the film.