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Varisu on OTT: Vijay's latest blockbuster streaming on Prime Video

Varisu, starring Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna, is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. 

Varisu on OTT: Vijay's latest blockbuster streaming on Prime Video
Vijay in Varisu.

Last Updated: 03.00 PM, Mar 01, 2023


Tamil superstar Vijay's recent blockbuster Varisu has been made available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film is also available in Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. 

Written and directed by Vamshi Paidipally, Varisu was released in cinemas worldwide on January 11 coinciding with the celebration of the Pongal festival. The film clashed at the box office with Vijay's counterpart Ajith Kumar's Thunivu. Even though the movies of these stars have clashed before at the box office, this time the competition of intense, thanks to Varisu producer Dil Raju's candour. 

Before the film's release, Raju claimed that Vijay was a bigger star than Ajith in Tamil Nadu and he demanded it was only fair that Varisu should get more screens than Thunivu. His comments stirred a heated debate and dominated news cycles in Tamil Nadu. However, Raju stuck to his gun and claimed that his observation was backed by evidence.  

When released, Ajith's Thunivu earned slightly higher than Vijay's Varisu. The filmmakers were confident that given the film's subject, Varisu will have long legs at the box office. And they were correct. At the end of their theatrical run, Varisu's collection was pegged at Rs 140 crore, while Thunivu is said to have collected a little more than Rs 108 crore in Tamil Nadu alone. The verdict was: the Tamil audience made both movies blockbusters. 

Varisu tells the tale of the relationship problems in a super-rich family. Vijay returns to his estranged family to fulfil the last wish of his father, who is on the verge of death. Besides Vijay, the film also stars Rashmika Mandanna, R. Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Jayasudha, Prakash Raj, Srikanth and Shaam.

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