Thalapathy Vijay's Varisu which was released in Tamil on 11 January 2023 is released in Telugu on 14 January 2023. The film is directed by Vamsi Paidipally and lets us see what impact Vijay made as Varasudu in Telugu. Varisu OTT streaming partner is Amazon Prime and the OTT streaming will be done after its theatrical run.
Varasudu / Varisu story is about the youngest son of a businessman and how he reacts when he comes to know that his father's empire started falling apart, the moment he came out of the house. Vijay (Vijay), the youngest son of top business tycoon Rajendra (Sarathkumar), walks out of the house due to differences with his father. Rajendra's business empire starts collapsing and his family also falls apart. What will Vijay do and what role Vijay's brothers Ajay and Jai (Shaam and Srikanth), his mother Sudha (Jayasudha),his lady love Divya (Rashmika Mandanna) and corporate rival Jaya Prakash (Prakash Raj) play form the rest of the story.
Thalapathy Vijay looked uber cool and ultra-stylish much to the delight of his fans. He performed in a youthful and energetic manner showing exuberance and zeal as a youngster who takes care of his family and resolves problems. He looked natural and realistic in his comedy and action sequences. He danced well showing race. Rashmika Mandanna got a limited screen presence and much to the disappointment of her fans she is confined only to songs and dances.
Sarath Kumar, and Jayasudha did full justice to their roles as parents. They showed good emotions and expressions and made an impact on the viewers. Shaam, Srikanth performed well in the roles of brothers. Prabhu,Prakash Raj, Khushboo,Yogi Babu,Nandini Rai,Ganesh Venkatraman performed according to their roles.
Varasudu story selected by Vamsi Paidipally and written by Hari and Ashishor Solomon is about a youngster solving the problems faced by him in his family as an heir apparent. The film's story offered nothing new and Vamsi Paidipally treaded on the predictable line right from the start till the finish.
Vamsi Paidipally took his own sweet time, to narrate the film's story establishing the characters and highlighting each and every role in the family and the business setup that plunged into problems until the arrival of the heir. The entire narration tested the patience of the viewers.
The second half also treads in a similar pattern but the only saving grace is Vijay's heroism is elevated in few action sequences. For all the richness, the predictable plot with no real interesting developments ended up testing the viewers' patience. But much to the relief of the viewers, the climax has been hurried due to various reasons.
Thaman's songs are appealing and attractive. The songs are shot beautifully. Thaman with his background music made an impact on the viewers. The cinematography of Karthik Palani added value to the scenes. The scenes turned beautiful and colorful. The dialogues arev monotonous, followed a template but are in sync with the storyline. The editing of Praveen KL could have been more crispy and tight as there are many repetitive scenes that impacted the flow. Sri Venkateswara Creations, PVP Cinema's production values are grand.
Altogether, Vamsi Paidipally turned Vijay into Varasudu. Though the film released late and had a delayed release in Telugu, the feel-good family elements may appeal to all. Vamsi loaded many feel-good elements and family scenes to turn the film into a Sankranti winner. However, the slow pace, routiness, lack of emotional connection, and few artificial scenes loaded with insipid screenplay and direction played the spoilsport. The 80s kind of story, film's length gave endless torture, testing the patience of the viewers to the core. Considering all these aspects, Cinejosh goes with a 1.5 rating for Varasudu.