The horror thriller has been available to stream for over a week, but the Kannada version was not until today, May 30
The Telugu film Virupaksha, starring Sai Dharam Tej and Samyuktha Menon in the lead, released in theatres on April 21, and got off to a decent start, which was expected to suffer a dent once Akhil Akkineni’s Agent came at the end of the month. However, Agent’s colossal failure gave the suspense thriller Virupaksha a major boost at the box office, prompting the team to dub and release it in other languages by May 5. The dubbed versions, though, did not work as well as the original, and only a month later, shortly after the film crossed over into the Rs 100 crore club, Virupaksha dropped on Netflix.
Interestingly, though, when the film came on the streamer, it was only available in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi audio and audiences wondered why Kannada and Malayalam had been omitted. It gave rise to speculation whether these two versions were sold to other platforms after all. But today, the streamer announced that audiences who had been waiting for Virupaksha with Kannada or Malayalam audio options can now avail the same.
Directed by Karthik Varma Dandu, based on a screenplay written by filmmaker Sukumar of Pushpa fame, Virupaksha was produced by BVSN Prasad and Sukumar through Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra and Sukumar Writings. The film’s cast also included Sunil, Rajeev Kanakala, Brahmaji, Ajay, and Ravi Krishna in supporting roles and had music by Ajaneesh Loknath.
Virupaksha revolves around Surya (Sai Dharam Tej), who returns to his mother's village, Rudravanam, and instantly falls for Nandini (Samyuktha). However, behind the seemingly idyllic village lies a dark secret. Mysterious deaths occur due to occult practices, leaving the entire town gripped with fear. As the villagers search for the person responsible, the problems continue to escalate.