Varisu Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Varisu Review: ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay has huge fan base in Tamilnadu and irrespective of the content in his movies, every movie collects huge amounts at Tamilnadu box-office. Vijay is loved by his fans to the core and his simple gestures on screen makes fans go crazy. He has mostly worked with Tamil directors earlier and now he has teamed up with Vamshi Paidipally, a Telugu director who delivered the blockbuster ‘Maharshi’ recently. This combination of Telugu-Tamil has already brought the hype for the movie and the songs composed by Thaman received very good response from the audience.

Varisu Review

Amidst so much hype and craze of Vijay, ‘Varisu’ has released in theatres today. Let us get into the detailed review of this movie to know, if Vamshi Paidipally has succeeded in entertaining the Tamil audience and Telugu audience as well.


Vijay Rajendran is a happy-go-lucky man who comes from a family that lives together. He has two older brothers, and he is the youngest of the family. When his father, a successful businessman, passed away suddenly, things began to shift, and conflicts between his brothers increases as a result of the financial crisis. On the other side, there are attempts to take control of the business currently run by his father. The rest of the story focuses on how Vijay Rajendran was able to overcome all of these challenges and keep his family together despite the difficulties they faced.

Cast & Crew

Varisu stars Vijay in the lead role, while Rashmika Mandanna is seen as his love interest. Other casts of the movie includes Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Shaam, Srikanth, Khushbu, Yogi Babu, Jayasudha, Sangeetha Krish, Samyuktha Shanmughanathan, Nandini Rai, Ganesh Venkatraman, Sriman, VT Ganesan, John Vijay, Bharath Reddy, and Sanjan.

This movie is directed by Vamshi Paidipally and produced by ‘Dil’ Raju & Shirish on Sri Venkateswara creations. Music of this movie is composed the Thaman S, cinematography is handled by Karthik Palani. Editing of this movie is taken care by Praveen KL.

Movie Name Varisu
Director Vamshi Paidipally
Music Director Thaman S
Producer ‘Dil’ Raju & Shirish
Genre Family, Action, Drama
Cast Vijay, Rashmika Mandanna, Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Shaam, Srikanth, Khushbu, Yogi Babu, Jayasudha
Cinematography  Karthik Palani


Tamil audience were elated after the trailer release of this movie and when Telugu trailer has released, people started comparing this movie with many other Telugu movies released in the past. To be honest, story of this movie will definitely remind us of many Telugu movies, if you are Telugu movie lover and watched many movies in Telugu earlier. But this story might be something new for the Tamil audience and Vijay fans might enjoy this story line that has all the commercial elements that entertains them in the theatres.

Varisu has very old and boring story line that has been seen in many Telugu movies from the last few years, but what makes the difference is the casting. It feels new to see Vijay in such family entertainer movie. Movie has family emotions, fight sequences, love scenes and everything that a hardcore Vijay fan can enjoy watching on screen. First half of the movie has all routine scenes and uninteresting love track between Vijay and Rashmika. Second half of the movie has few scenes and elevations that could connect with the masses and climax of the movie might not be appealing.

While it comes to performances, Vijay is good to some extent and his mannerisms will entertain his fans. But he failed to impress completely in emotional scenes. Rashmika Mandanna has nothing much to do in the movie and in very few scenes she appeared, she went over the top with unwanted expressions. Prakash Raj and Jayasudha have been offered very routine roles, in which they have impressed many times and these roles are a cake walk for both these actors. Actor Srikanth and Shaam are totally wasted in the movie. Yogibabu will make us laugh with comedy timing in few scenes. All other actors did their part well as required for the story.

Technically Varisu movie looks okay. Songs composed by Thaman are the biggest relief in the movie and his background music will surely make Vijay fans go crazy in the theatres. Cinematography by Karthik Palani is okay to some extent. Praveen KL have tried to edit the movie as much as possible, but could have been better if few more boring scenes from the movie are trimmed. VFX are very cheap. Production values are good.

Director Vamshi Paidipally has delivered an outdated movie once again with few scenes that entertains Vijay fans in theatres. His making doesn’t impress in any way, as the plot he choose is very routine. As the movie has family story included, family audience might enjoy the movie in theatres for this Pongal.

Full packed family entertainer with emotional content, Vijay handling this movie on his shoulder, perfect dance moves,fight and comedy scenes, neat, slow start but second half Thalapathy show, Songs good, Pure treat for family audience, Watchable.

Plus Points:

  • Few Elevation Scenes
  • Music and Background score
  • Family Scenes

Minus Points:

  • Routine Plot
  • Boring Screenplay
  • Vijay-Rashmika Love scenes

Rating: 2.5/5

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Bhargav Reddy

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