Vijay’s Varasudu released on 14th January to mostly mixed reviews and word of mouth. Starring Rashmika Mandanna in the lead role, the film’s Tamil version was already released on 11h January and technical delays led to the Telugu version releasing later. Day 1 was a poor one for the movie.
Despite of festival holiday, the film failed to register housefuls anywhere. When it was announced that the Telugu version will release on Saturday, the festival day, most felt that the movie will open very big in Telugu states.
Having a Telugu director, Producer along with Vijay’s stardom was expected to be a plus point but the factors didn’t work and the poor numbers are surprising. In Telugu states, Varasudu came across as a familiar tale that we have seen countless times in Telugu movies. Plot-wise there’s no freshness and it was Vijay, who to a large extent managed to bring fun to the proceedings. Despite some decent songs, the film failed to attract Telugu audience.
Vijay’s Varasudu also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Sarathkumar, Jayasudha, Srikanth, Sham, and Prakash Raj in key roles. Dil Raju’s Sri Venkateswara Cinema bankrolled this project directed by Vamsi Paidipally.