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There’s a lot going on in the World Famous Lover trailer, but not a lot of it makes sense. Vijay Deverakonda plays one man with four identities? Four different men? One man going through four phases of life? It’s hard to tell, but he comes across as douchey in all of them. For someone who aspires to be a world famous lover, his strategy isn’t great – it includes asking women if they were born beautiful or if they grew up to be. The women in his life are sorted into the helpful category of ‘partner’, ‘wife’, ‘fantasy’ and ‘girlfriend’. He demeans his wife, yells at his girlfriend and objectifies his boss.

We get some romantic tropes (cheesy pick-up lines, the leads nearly kissing, romantic bike rides) and some familiar Vijay Deverakonda ones (crying while shirtless).

Directed by K. Kranthi Madhav and starring Raashi Khanna, Catherine, Izabelle Leite and Aishwarya Rajesh, World Famous Lover releases on February 14.

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