Varisu Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Varisu Review: It is good to see all the film industries in India are coming together to make movies, which was restricted to their own regions previously. One such new combination that got much hype in the recent times is the movie ‘Varisu’ starring Vijay in the lead role and helmed by Telugu director Vamshi Paidipally. Songs released from this movie have already grabbed the attention of Vijay fans and today movie has released in the theatres with many expectations in Tamil & Telugu. Let us get into the review of this movie, to know if this movie has met the expectations in Tamil and Telugu as well.


Varisu Review


Vijay Rajendran is the youngest from his family headed by his father and preceded by his two elder brothers. Vijay loves to explore new places and returns home to join his family. Sudden death of his loving father changes everything in their lives. His family starts to break down with some internal issues and their family business is in trouble. How Vijay managed to handle all these issues, to patch his family back is what forms the rest of the story.

Cast & Crew

Varisu movie stars Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role and Rashmika Mandanna is seen as his love interest. Other cast of the movie includes R Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Shaam, Srikanth, Khushbu, Yogi Babu, Jayasudha, Sangeetha Krish, Samyuktha Shanmughanathan, Nandini Rai, Ganesh Venkatraman, Sriman, VTV Ganesan, John Vijay, Bharath Reddy, Sanjana, who will be seen playing other prominent roles.

This movie is directed by Vamshi Paidipally with the story & screenplay supported by Hari & Ahishor Solomon. Varisu is made on prestigious banner Sri Venkateswara Creations by Raju & Shirish. Music & Background score of this movie is composed by Thaman S, while Cinematography is handled by Karthik Palani. Praveen KL took care of editing.

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


Vijay fans love him to watch in action movies, but after a long time Vijay has choose the subject that has more family elements than just regular commercial mass masala scenes. Though this genre feels fresh for Vijay, this kind of stories were earlier made in Telugu by big stars already. Movie trailer itself has reminded many movies in the past like ‘Gowtham SSC’, ‘Srimanthudu’ and few other movies in Telugu.

Movie starts with main characters introduction followed by few family scenes that engages the audience and later turns boring with routine scenes that were earlier seen in many movies. Love track between Vijay and Rashmika are very poorly written that lacks interest. Few fight sequences in the first half will entertain Vijay fans. Second half has nothing special that could entertain audience except few dialogues and elevation scenes that gives high to Vijay fans. Climax will definitely disappoint.

Irrespective of the story, Vijay tries to entertain audience with his body language and dialogues in many movies. But the role offered to Vijay in this movie has no specialty and he looks very artificial in emotional scenes. Rashmika Mandanna role is limited and her performance can be ignored for her poor expressions. Yogi Babu entertained with his comedy timing and he is one of the major reliefs in the movie. Jayasudha have done these kind of roles earlier and she was good as always. Prakash Raj got very routine role and he has nothing new to do. Sarathkumar, Shaam, Srikanth did their roles well. All other actors did their part as required for the story.

Varisu movie has great production values, but VFX could have been better if taken care. Songs composed by Thaman are one of the major highlights in the movie and his background score for few scenes will surely erupt the emotions in Vijay fans. Karthik Palani is okay with his camera. Movie could have been trimmed a little to make it look crisp.

Vamshi Paidipally, who entertained audience with ‘Maharshi’ failed completely this time. From the story selection to making, everything disappoints in Varisu.

Vijay carries this movie on his shoulders, with perfect dance moves, fight scenes, and comedy scenes. The movie gets off to a slow start, but the second half is where Thalapathy really shines. The songs are good, and they are a pure treat for a family audience.

Plus Points:

  • Music by Thaman
  • Few Dialogues

Minus Points:

  • Age old script and making
  • Screenplay

Rating: 3.5/5

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