Vamshi Paidipally’s ‘Varisu’ is old wine in an older bottle, relying solely on Vijay’s “mass moments”

Posted on January 11, 2023


Spoilers ahead…

In the old days, these drastic shifts in mood and tone would be called bad screenwriting. Today, because of the way we consume unrelated content at a stretch on our phones, that complaint appears to have become invalid.

If you look at the cast list in the Wikipedia page for Vamshi Paidipally’s Varisu, you will find Rashmika Mandanna’s name but next to thar, you won’t find the name of her character. Of course, this could be just a matter of someone not yet finding the time to do the update – but it becomes a sort of metaphor for the heroine. It doesn’t matter what her name is. She is there for a few songs, and fewer lines. It is true that one goes to a Vijay movie ONLY for Vijay. But couldn’t they have written a few actual scenes that show why Vijay (that’s Vijay’s name in the film, too) falls for this woman? Oh, there is a reason, but it is so silly that you wonder why writers were needed for it. To be frank, the whole film is so predictable that you wonder why writers were needed for it. All they needed was scenes from old “family entertainers”, plus clips of Vijay’s “mass moments”.

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