The promos of director Selvaraghavan's Telugu movie Varna starring Arya and Anushka Shetty in leads, had rocked the viewers' expectations to the sky high. But the movie, which has hit the screens today (November 22), fails to reach them. Instead of entertaining the audience, the film proves to be an unbearable torture in many places. It completely lacks entertainment quotient.
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Varna is a romantic fantasy film and Arya and Anushka Shetty's brilliant performances are the main highlight of the film. Selva's symbolic script, amazing visual effects, Anirudh's background score, Harris Jayaraj's tunes, Ramji's cinematography, well-choreographed action, beautiful locales, art direction and costumes are its other attractions. But its slow-paced narration, which tests the patience, mars the beauty of the movie. Another big drawback is that it lacks comedy quotient.
Selvaraghavan has chosen an interesting story, but what he lacks in the script is the energy to take you on joy ride. Varna has two stories loosely connected with each other and the narration constantly keep lurching between the two, which makes it difficult for a layman to understand the story. Another difficulty for common man is its symbolic narration. It has several twists and turns, but many of them are predictable.
The movie begins with a slow narration and it drags till few minutes before the end of the first half. There are a few interesting moments before the interval bang. After the interval, the story runs in to a complex world of beats, which is little tough to understand, but is interesting. However, the dragging narration gets extended to the second half too. The climax is another hard nut for a common man.
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