The much-anticipated Tamil film, Varisu, starring Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles has generated a lot of buzz ever since the superstar released the first look in June this year. Directed By Vamsi Paidipally, Varisu is one of the films which fans have been eagerly waiting for.
Reports shared recently in the media reveal that the digital streaming dates of Vijay’s Varisu have been bagged by Amazon Prime Video for whopping INR 60 crores. This is touted to be the highest cost paid by the OTT platform for any Tamil film to date.
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Three looks of the were unveiled recently on Vijay’s birthday which was over a month ago and the film is slated for theatrical release on Pongal, i.e., January 13, 2023. Fondly known as Thalapathy, Varisu will be the 66th film of the actor.
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Besides Vijay and Rashmika, the film also includes a stellar cast of Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Prakash Raj, Shaam, Jayasudha, Srikanth and Yogi Babu who play significant roles in Varisu. Furthermore, the plot of the drama film is said to be focusing on business tycoon and his journey of settling disputes among his family members.
The film will also be released in Telugu with the title Vaarasudu. It is also being said that the film is has raised Vijay’s emphasis in the Telugu film industry owing to director’s previous work and fame. Varisu will also be the second film after Thozha (Oopiri).
Produced by ‘Dil’ Raju, the film was shot in just a few months across several locations in Chennai and Hyderabad. While the OTT streaming rights of Varisu have been sold to Amazon Prime Video, Sun TV is said to have acquired its satellite rights for INR 50 crores. T-series has bagged the music rights for INR 10 crores. Official announcement regarding the same is yet to be made by the makers.
While Thaman has given the music of the film, the screenplay has been written by Hari and Ahishor Solomon. Karthick Palani and Praveen KL have done the camera work and editing respectively; and Raju Sundaram along Shobi have jointly choreographed the songs for Varisu.
Vijay’s previous films which released on the OTT platforms have got mixed and mediocre reviews. However, Varisu is a highly anticipated film which fans believe would wonders at the box office.