Director Selvaraghavan's Varna, which is the Telugu version of his Tamil film Irandam Ulagam, is one of the most-talked about romantic fantasy film, which created lot of expectations before its release. Released in theatres on November 22, the Arya and Anushka Shetty starrer has garnered negative reviews and poor ratings from film critics, who opine that confusing story mars the beauty of Rs 67 crore effort.
Set in two different world, Varna deals with two different love stories of same of people. Ramya (Anushka) falls in love Madhu (Arya), who rejects her proposal. It is too late, when he realise her love. Due to some super power, he lands in a strange place, where he meets Mahendra (Arya) and Varna (Anushka), who are in love. What happens next will form the rest of the story. The narration keeps shifting between these two plots, which confuses the viewers, thereby spoiling the viewing experience.
What many film critics feel is that Varna has fantastic visual effects, Arya-Anushka's performances are appreciable, good soundtracks and background score, outstanding cinematography, amazing sword fights, but it lacks soul. The director has failed to convince what he is trying to convey through the film. The movie has been rated an average of 1.5 out of 5. We bring you the film critics' verdict on Varna. Continue to read them in the slideshow.