Tamil star Vijay’s Varisu directed by Vamshi Paidipally had a theatrical release in Telugu as Vaarasudu today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Rajendra group of industries owned by Rajendra( Sharathkumar) will be leading the mining industry along with his two sons Jay( Srikanth) and Ajay( Kick Shyam). On the other hand, to pull down Rajendra, his opponent Jaya Prakash ( Prakash Raj) will be trying hard. At one point, Rajendra’s younger son Vijay( Vijay) who stays away from the family comes into the scene and takes over his father’s business network. Why Vijay suddenly becomes MD of Rajendra Group of industries? Backstory behind Rajendra’s strange decision of keeping aside his other two sons? To know that, you have to watch the film in the theatres near you.
Performances: As usual, Vijay is amazing with his screen presence. His makeover looks as a corporate CEO in formal attires is good. Acting-wise, Vijay did his part decently in the role that has restrictions. His comedy timing and dances in Ranjithamae song will be loved by the masses.
Senior actor Sarathkumar did his purposeful father role quite effectively. His emotional conflict with Vijay is showcased nicely. On the other hand, Jayasudha did her part perfectly as a homemaker and as a mother to three children.
Srikanth, Kick Shyam, Sangeetha among others performed decently in their given roles. Heroine Rashmika Mandanna has nothing much to do as she is used for only songs. Yogi Babu is not utilized properly.
Prakash Raj is alright in his negative shaded role. Other padding artists such as Ganesh Venkatraman and Prabhu are okay in their respective roles.
Technicalities: The cinematography work by Karthik Palani is top-notch as he showcased the entire film on a lavish note. He captured the mood of the film nicely and presented artists beautifully on screen.
Thaman did fine job with the songs. His background score is engaging enough. Editing by Praveen KL is okay but would have trimmed close to ten minutes in the second half for a better viewing experience.
Production values by Dil Raju ‘s SVC and PVP Cinema are rich.
Analysis: Directed Vamshi Paidipally’s idea of exploring the family values through Vaarasudu is good. On the flip side, the film has heavy dose of previous Telugu blockbusters which should have been avoided but he balanced Vijay’s star image with good elevation blocks at regular intervals.
If Vamshi would have worked more on the duration part at the scripting stage itself, the result would have been unanimous. To summerize, Vaarasudu is an emotional family drama that has a few emotional elements to attract the audience during this festival weekend. Vijay’s style and the family related proceedings are assets for the film.
Verdict: Same old plot!