- The digital rights for Vijay’s Varisu were sold to an OTT giant
- Made at a budget of approximately 280 crores, the film has already been tagged as successful
- Post the theatrical release, fans can watch Varisu on Amazon Prime Video
One of the highly anticipated Tamil-language movies of 2023 is Varisu, and after a long wait, the film was released in theatres along with Superstar Ajith’s film Thunivu. Just a few days after the release, buzz about Varisu’s digital rights being bought has been published in the media, which comes across as good news for fans, as they can soon watch the film online
Varisu: OTT Release Details
Starring Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role, Varisu hit the screens globally on January 11, 2023, and received positive reviews from critics and fans. Made at a budget of approximately 280 crores, the film has already become successful owing to the selling of satellite, international and digital (OTT) rights.
The streaming rights for Varisu have been purchased by an OTT giant. Post the theatrical release, fans can watch Varisu on Amazon Prime Video. An official announcement regarding the release date and more is awaited.
Varisu: Cast and Crew
Written and directed by Vamshi Paidipally, Varisu is produced by Dil Raju and Sirish under Sri Venkateswara Creations and PVP Cinema banners. The film has been co-written by Hari and Ashishor Solomon. Besides Vijay, Varisu stars Rashmika Mandanna in the lead role, along with popular names like Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Shaam and others.
The cinematography of the film has been done by Karthik Palani, and the film has been edited by Praveen KL. Eminent music director Thaman has composed the score and songs for the film. Varisu is distributed by Seven Screen Studio and Red Giant Movies.
Varisu: Trailer and Premise
Varisu, which means Heir in English, revolves around Vijay Rajendran and his family. He is the youngest of three brothers. Rajendran is a patriarch by nature and wishes to join the family business, which Vijay is apprehensive about, and due to familial issues, he is thrown out of the house. Soon he is diagnosed with advanced-stage pancreatic cancer, and a few days later, he ends up meeting Vijay at his father’s 65th birthday. Rajendran makes Vijay as the CEO of the company, and this invites more trouble for the family as it creates a rift between his brothers, Jai and Ajay. Given the new responsibility, Vijay must now prove to be the worthy successor of the business and also bring his family together.
Varisu: Reviews and Box Office Success
Actor Vijay has a massive fan following, and there was no doubt that his performance would be lauded by his own tribe. However, critics have appreciated his work too, stating that the actor is in terrific form with action, comedy and drama. His presence of mind, in different aspects, have been appreciated. On the storytelling and direction front, the reviewers have mentioned that the film has a strong scope of becoming one of the massive hits of the year.
Ahead of the release, media reports stated that Varisu’s non-theatrical rights were bagged for a whopping Rs. 150 crores which included satellite, digital, audio and dubbing rights.
The theatrical rights were sold for over Rs. 139 crores, with the price being highest for Tamil Nadu at Rs. 70 crore, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for Rs. 20 crore, Karnataka and Kerala for Rs. 7.5 crore and Rs. 6.5 crore respectively. The theatrical rights for overseas screening were sold at Rs. 35 crore.
Varisu: IMDb Rating
With over 4200 reviews as of January 11, 2023, users have given Varisu, a rating of 7.9/10 on IMDb.