Arjun Reddy is considered as a cult film in Telugu. The film had given a new 'rowdy' image to Vijay Deverakonda and made him a big star with cult following. The movie was not just critically acclaimed, but it was also a Box Office wonder. All thanks to the protagonist, Vijay Deverakonda who had breathed life into the role of Arjun Reddy.
However, the Hindi remake featuring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani and directed by original auteur Sandeep Reddy Vanga got bashed from a section of critics who feel that the film is 'misogyny' and is dominated by 'male chauvinism'.
The negative reviews for Kabir Singh were quite shocking to Sandeep and the team. However, the blessing in disguise is the good word of mouth from audience. One has to wait and see how the film would fare at the BO notwithstanding the negative reviews. This is a challenge for Sandeep.