Review : Varun Doctor – Thrills to an extent

Release Date : October 09,2021 Rating : 2.75/5

Starring: Sivakarthikeyan, Vinay Rai, Priyanka Arul Mohan, Yogi Babu, Milind Soman & Others

Director: Nelson Dilipkumar

Producer: Siva Karthikeyan

Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander

Cinematography : Vijay Kartik Kannan

Editor: R. Nirmal

Siva Karthikeyan’s Varun Doctor has been creating a lot of buzz in Tamil circles. The film’s Telugu version is out and let’s see how it is.

Story :

Varun (Siva Karthikeyan) is an army doctor by profession. He falls in love with Padmini (Priyanka Arul Mohan) but she rejects Varun seeing his practical nature. The twist in the tale arises when Padmini’s niece gets kidnapped and Varun gets involved in the case. How Varun being a doctor saves the girl and breaks the kidnapper nexus forms the story.

Plus Points :

Siva Karthikeyan is the biggest highlight of the film as he showcases a different side to his personality. He as an army doctor evokes good comedy, drama, and carries the film on his shoulder. Siva’s chemistry with Priyanka is also neat in the film.

The comedy works for the most part and the scenes featuring Yogi Babu and Priyanka’s family are very good. The director Nelson has showcased the thrills in a very different manner.

The film has dark humor and is executed quite well by Nelson. The message showcased regarding women’s safety in the film looks good. Also, the thrills in the pre-climax have been executed well.

Minus Points :

One of the drawbacks of the film is the liberty taken by the director when it comes to the crime showcased featuring women. Though the message shown is good, the incidents that happen in today’s digital world look a bit overboard.

The second half has a few lags here and there. The screenplay is not that effective during this time and makes things boring a bit. Also, the story of girls being kidnapped has been shown in films earlier as well.

Technical Aspects :

Production values of the film are top-notch as the visuals look gripping. Music by Anirudh is okay but as usual, his BGM is riveting. The camerawork is decent but the dubbing could have been better.

Coming to the director Nelson, he has done a passable job with the film. His story idea and the way he has set it also look good. But his screenplay falters a bit in the second half. He makes proceedings a bit routine and ignored the logic.
Verdict :

On the whole, Varun Doctor is a kidnapping drama that has decent thrills and comedy. But things get bogged down in the second half and a few logics go for a toss. The Tamil audience might like the film as it suits their sensibilities well. But for the Telugu audience, this film ends as just a passable watch this weekend. Rating : 2.75/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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