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The final schedule of Vijay's Varisu kicks off; details inside

Directed by Vamshi Paidapally, Varisu is confirmed to hit screens during Pongal 2023.

The final schedule of Vijay's Varisu kicks off; details inside
Vijay in Varisu
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 04.14 PM, Sep 25, 2022

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On Sunday, Vijay-starrer Varisu's final schedule got underway. Only a few action scenes and songs need to be shot, the filmmakers said on social media. The movie, which is produced by Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations, aims for a Pongal 2023 release. On the same day, it will also be released in Telugu under the name Varasudu.

The film's title Varisu means 'successor' or 'heir' in Tamil. Interestingly, the title poster has the tagline: The Boss Returns.

Varisu is being co-directed by Rambabu Kongarapi, along with Vamshi Paidipally. The movie features Thaman's soundtrack, Karthik Palani's photography, and KL Praveen's editing.

The crew wrapped up a shooting schedule that included crucial scenes for the movie on May 26 of this year. With Varisu, Vijay will mark his Telugu debut.

Vijay in Varisu
Vijay in Varisu

Vijay was last seen in Beast, in which he played an R&AW officer on a rescue mission to save people in a hijacked mall. Despite receiving primarily unfavourable and mixed reviews, a Die-Hard-inspired thriller directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, the Vijay-starrer, opened in theatres on April 13 and went on to gross over Rs 200 crore at the box office.

Vijay was asked why he dislikes giving interviews, while he was promoting Beast on Sun TV. He replied by recalling a magazine interview that he gave 10 years ago. The actor claimed that the answers to the questions that were reported in the magazine were entirely different from what he had spoken.

“In the previous interview, I said something that came out as harsh. I decided to exercise caution ever since. Even my friends and close ones questioned me asking why my answers were arrogant. I was not happy, either. I felt I was misquoted. I was too scared to give it a chance once more.”

On the sets of Varisu
On the sets of Varisu

Rashmika Mandanna plays the female lead in Varisu, which is billed as a family drama. Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Shaam, Prakash Raj, Khusbhu, Jayasudha, Srikanth, Sangeetha, and Samyuktha are among the other actors in its extensive cast.

After Varisu is finished, Vijay will collaborate with Lokesh Kanagaraj on his next. After the huge success of Master, the actor-director team will reunite for what is rumoured to be a gangster drama.

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