It is rare to see two versions of the same film released within a gap of a year. But it has happened with the Tamil film
Varmaa, adapted from the Bollywood super hit Kabir Singh, starring Dhruv Vikram. Vikram starred in the film Adithya Varma that released last year too.
The only difference is, this new film Varmaa is directed by Bala with Meghana Chowdhury in the lead, while Adithya Varma is directed by Gireesaaya. Now, Varmaa is scheduled to release directly on OTT streaming platform, Simply South, on October 6th, 2020. Interestingly, this is the first Tamil film to be adapted from the same story twice by different directors but with the same debut actor.
Despite criticism, it seems that the film about the brilliant but short-tempered young surgeon going down a self-destructive path when his love marries another man after her family oppose their union has struck a chord with audiences.
Duration: 117 Minutes