Setting a household drama in opposition to the backdrop of a cutthroat company world, director Vamshi manages to weave a reasonably partaking movie on misunderstood sons and fathers, warring brothers, jealous rivals, fearful mom, light-hearted romance, a peppy songs and heavy-duty heroic moments. That is all powered by a glowing star flip by Vijay that elevates bizarre moments into entertaining episodes.
The story revolves round Rajendran (Sarath Kumar, who appears to have been directed to at all times look glum simply because his character has terminal sickness), a enterprise tycoon who pits his personal sons in opposition to one another to make sure that he has the appropriate successor.
Whereas the primary and second sons, Jai (Srikanth) and Ajay (Shaam), have an eye fixed on the chairman’s chair and blindly act out their father’s whims and fancies, the third son, Vijay (Vijay) has a distinction of opinion along with his strategies and choses to remain away. And simply when Rajendran learns that he’s counting his days, he will get to see his sons for who they are surely, and finally ends up making Vijay as his successor, which leads to the opposite two occurring a warpath and worse, becoming a member of along with his bitter rival Jayaprakash (Prakash Raj). Can Vijay show himself to be a worthy varisu and in addition reunite his now-broken household?
Varisu does start in a reasonably shaky method, with scenes that appear considerably alien to its milieu and reasonably chilly. Even the mom sentiment does not actually appear forceful sufficient, and the scenes between Vijay and Jayasudha have the sanitised really feel of a TV business. What retains us considering these moments are the parallels that we learn into them primarily based on the reported real-life tiff between the movie’s star and his dad and mom.
That stated, the set-up makes us really feel like we’ve got dropped right into a Telugu model of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, the place, as a substitute of the gangster backdrop, we get a narrative set in opposition to the company backdrop. There are moments which can be reasonably flat, just like the fallout scene between Vijay and Rajendran, that seems early within the movie. Even the intermission level is not precisely a rousing one.
However then, the movie switches gear within the second half, and Vamshi scores in sixes and fours with the mass moments which have each comedy and heroism in equal measure. He additionally punctures the sentimental moments with comedy and ensures that issues do not get too melodramatic. On the similar time, he additionally does not maintain again when he desires to succeed in for his viewers’s tear ducts. This can be a movie that’s fairly self-aware. Household and relationships are what drive the plot, and the movie movie is woke sufficient to acknowledge that kin could be poisonous, and old school sufficient to grasp that typically, we acquired to make the most effective of what we’ve got relating to household.
There are slip-ups within the type of a reasonably slight romantic monitor (Rashmika performs the arm sweet right here), and less-than-formidable villains. That even an actor of Prakash Raj’s stature can’t flip the antagonist right into a formidable menace to the protagonist exhibits how weak the characterisation is. Maybe, the director felt the battle involving Vijay bringing his two brothers again into the fold was sufficient. The general writing within the scenes can also be fairly broad, which lessens the emotional impression of the scenes, particularly within the first half. The pacing, too, is uneven and Vamshi even consists of pointless songs and one too many fights that flip the movie into an overlong affair.
However he makes up for all of it via his main star. Vijay is in terrific type, cracking one-liners which have us get away right into a smile, exchanging comedian counters with Yogi Babu (who is sort of humorous, after a very long time), making self-referential punches (a scene involving a boardroom assembly is a riot!) and exhibiting earnestness to make us purchase the sentimental moments.