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Movie reviews: World Famous Lover

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Here's what critics are saying about the film World Famous Lover featuring Vijay Deverakonda, Raashi Khanna, Aishwarya Rajesh, Catherine Tresa and Izabelle Leite and others.

Arjun Reddy hangover is unmistakable (Hindustan Times)

Call it obsession or Arjun Reddy syndrome, Vijay Deverakonda is starting to get fascinated with the idea of messy and dysfunctional relationships. As much as you want to treat World Famous Lover as an original story, you can't ignore the Arjun Reddy hangover, especially in the second half and towards the climax.

Arjun Reddy worked to some extent because it was the story of a jilted lover which was portrayed as realistically as possible. World Famous Lover turns the realism into a sobfest and it gets unimaginably boring when the story shifts to Paris. In spite of overall great performances, the film falls flat and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Complete review here.

This Vijay Deverakonda’s film is a mess (Firstpost)

Deverakonda finds himself trapped in a film which demands too much from him but his performance is only as good as the writing in the film. He shines the most as a coal mine worker, and is good as a radio station manager in Paris, but as a writer, he struggles to get a grip over what h is trying to drive home.

World Famous Lover is like reading a 400-page novel, which has a beautiful section that runs for 100 pages in between. After reading it, you might want to revisit those 100 pages over and over again because every sentence has soul in it. If only the rest of the film was as beautiful as the love story between Seenayya and Suvarna. Complete review here.

Vijay Deverakonda is in his element as a flawed man (Indian Express)

World Famous Lover is not a cheesy romantic story about a man hurting from inside and fighting to win back the love of his life. It is an indictment of the male gaze that fails to see the other side of the story: women.

If you find problems with the way Gautham fantasies about a "perfect" housewife or what his idea of "world-famous lover" is, you are not wrong. But, just hold your horses for a bit longer. It is because you are following the fantasies of a flawed, prejudiced and self-centered man. He will take some time to realize what a pain in the a** he had been.

And yes, Vijay Deverakonda is in his element here as a bleeding, wailing and reckless lover. Complete review here.

Tiring concoction of love stories (India Today)

Vijay Deverakonda, too, has emoted to perfection and tries to engage us with his performance. But, the concept of heartbreak-inspiring-people has become so stale and can be seen in every other film these days. Raashi Khanna as a love-stricken Yamini brings some sort of helplessness into her character, which makes it quite relatable. Catherine Tresa and Izabelle Leite's characters were superficial and scream for more detailing. Composer Gopi Sundar's music is hardly memorable and doesn't do much to the film's mood. Jaya Krishna Gummadi's cinematography, especially the Paris portion, is classy. What worked in World Famous Lover is Kranthi Madhav's writing and Vijay Deverakonda's performance in the climax. The director's vision comes together in the climax and works as sweet redemption for us for sitting through the two-hour bore-fest. Complete review here.

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