Varisu – Review

It’s been long since Vijay appeared in a family-drama. Vamsi Paidapelly has come out with one that has trademark Vijayisms yet tries to engage family audience. Produced by Dil Raju, it features Rashmika Mandana as heroine. Sarath kumar, Prabhu, Jayasudha, Prakashraj, Srikanth, Shaam and Yogi Babu form part of the cast.The story is centered around a family that’s headed by Rajendran (Sarath Kumar), who is one of the biggest businessmen in India. His two sons – Jai and Ajay (Srikanth and Shaam) – look after his business and one among them is hopeful of becoming the heir. One fine day when Rajendran learns that he is suffering from advanced-stage pancreatic cancer, he decides to fulfills his wife’s wish of celebrating his 65th birthday in a grand manner. Rajendran’s youngest son, Vijay Rajendran (Vijay), returns home after seven years for the birthday party at the behest of his mother. He had left home after a disagreement with his father over joining the family business. What happens in the family that forces Vijay to stay back and why does his father makes him the chairman of his group of companies?Vijay’s presence elevated the otherwise ordinary story. His punch lines and action are engaging. His dialogues delivery and mannerisms at many placed entertain all. Rashmika has very little to do. Yogi Baby’s comedy are okay. Both Sarath kumar and Prakashraj play it well. Thaman’s music especially the BGMs are good.Overall Varisu is a decent watch.