Much-hyped and highly-talked about movie Varna, which is the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil film Irandam Ulagam, is all set to hit the marque in Andhra Pradesh on November 22. Written and directed by Selvaraghavan, the romantic fantasy flick has been produced with a whopping budget of Rs 50 crore. The film unit claims that it has been made on par with the Hollywood standards and it will be an action extravaganza.
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Selvaraghavan, who is known for his psychological thriller, is once again coming up the with same subject in the movie Varna. Not much is known about the story of the film. But through this movie, the director will explore romance, weakness and its consequences in the life of a couple. Arya says this film has a separate world and every action that happens in it is the creation of the director.
The theatrical trailer of the movie Varna shows that it is a romance drama, but it does not offer much hint at its story. But a statement, "Two worlds, one love story," gives a faint idea about the concept about the film. Actors Arya and Anushka Shetty are playing the lead roles in the film. They will appear in two different getups like tribal as well as doctors. Continue to read Varna movie preview in the slideshow.
Selvaraghavan is one of the well-known directors in Tamil film industry and he has also got huge fan following in Andhra Pradesh. Most of his movies have been released in Telugu and received very good response. Varna is his comeback movie.
Arya is said to be playing dual roles in Varna and he has done lot of work out to build a huge frame and six-pack abs to fit the muscular role in it.
Anushka is also reportedly playing double roles in the movie Varna. She herself has given voice for the film, while Chinmayi dubbed in Tamil for her. As per the trailer, the actress has good scope for performance.
Ramji's Camera Work
Cinematography Ramji has handled the camera work for Varna and his picturisation is going to be one of the main highlight in the technical front.
Shooting Of Action Scenes
The shooting of the film Varna started on 24 December 2011 in Hyderabad and a few action scenes have been shot in special sets erected in Ramoji Film City.
Picturisation Of Songs
Some important portions of the movie and a couple of songs have been shot in exotic locales of Goa, Rio de Janeir, Georgia, Brazil and Srisailam (Kurnool district).
The scenes crucial for the story have been shot in the last and final schedule. The talkie portions of the project were completed by April 2013.
CGI Work In Varna
Varna has huge amount of CGI work. Some Hollywood technicians have worked on this portions. They
have finished all the works in October.
U Cerficate From Censor Board
Varna has competed all post-production works in October 2013. The movie has also cleared the formalities of the regional Censor Board, which has awarded it a 'U' certificate without any cut.
Music And Background Score
Harris Jayaraj has scored music for the soundtrack of the film, while Anirudh Ravichander composed background score for it. The music is going to be one of its main attractions.
Varna Music Release
Chandrabose has penned all the lyrics for the songs of Varna. The audio of the film was released on 26 October and has received positive critical reception.
A huge 70-feet cut-out of Anushka was erected at Shilpa Kala Vedika in Madhapur on the eve of audio launch. The launch event was streamed live on YouTube, MAA Movies, Vanitha TV and NTV.
Response For Varna Trailer
The official high-definition theatrical trailer published on YouTube has got very good response from the film goers, who are eagerly waiting to watch the movie in theatres.
The film Varna was initially announced to release in Diwali 2013. But the makers had to postponed it due to the delay in its post production. It will release on November 22.
Masala Elements In Varna
The trailer shows that the movie has all commercial ingredients like romance, action and family drama to attract the mass audience. It should be seen how the Telugu audience will receive it.
Varna Dubbed Versions
This film is expected to be released with dubbed versions in Hindi, Georgian, Russian, Uzbek and Turkish on 22 November 2013
Varna Cast And Crew
Producer: Prasad V Potluri
Cast: Arya and Anushka Shetty
Music: Harris Jayaraj and Anirudh Ravichander
Editing: Kola Bhaskar
Running time: 164 minutes