Starring Vinod Prabhakar as the titular character, Varada tells the story of Varada, born in a lower-middle-class family, who is raised by his mother. He overcomes many obstacles in his life to become a rank-holder in an engineering college. His only aim in life is to take revenge against his father for deserting his mother. Along with Prabhakar, Amitha Ranganath, Charan Raj, and Anil Siddhu play supporting characters. This also marks Raj’s comeback to Sandalwood after a long hiatus as he plays a deputy police commissioner.