Varisu is not a film.. its Thalapathy Vijay’s faith in me; Director Vamsi Paidipally!
Chennai 17 January 2023 Varisu is not a film.. its Thalapathy Vijay’s faith in me; Director Vamsi Paidipally!
Produced by Dil Raju and Shirish under Sri Venkateswara Creations and directed by Vamsi Paidipally, Thalapathy Vijay’s ‘Varisu’ has released as a Pongal feast and is running successfully.
Thaman composed the music for the film, which stars Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead, R Sarathkumar, Prakash Raj, Prabhu, Jayasudha, Srikanth Meka, Shaam, Sangitha, Yogi Babu, VTV Ganesh, Samyuktha Shanmughanathan and others in the lead roles. Lyricist Vivek has also penned the lyrics along with the additional screenplay and dialogues.
Two days after its release in Tamil, the film has now been released in Telugu as ‘Vaarasudu’ and has received immense response there as well. On account of this, the team, who is happy with the success of the film, met the Press & Media in Chennai to thank them for their support and shared their happiness and gratitude.
“We dedicate the entire success of this film as a tribute to production designer Sunil Babu, who passed away recently. Varisu is not a film.. it is a hope.. the hope that Thalapathy Vijay and producer Dil Raju put in me. I thank the Tamil people and Vijay fans for making that hope a success. Many people have been saying that this film is a Telugu director’s film from the day it started. It made my heart sad.. This is a pure Tamil film. Whether I am a Tamil director or a Telugu director, I am a human being first. But today, fans have put aside all these differences and given me a place in your heart with the success of Varisu.
Producer Dil Raju gave me everything I asked for. I wish music composer Thaman, who has raised the success of this film, to reach many more heights. I am indebted to Vivek for not only the song but also for the story line and Praveen KL for the beautiful editing” expressed an elated Vamshi Paidipally.
Praveen KL, the film’s editor said, “I consider working on Varisu as the biggest achievement in my journey in the film industry.”
Comedian VTV Ganesh said, “Director Vamshi should not be upset because they are calling him a Telugu director. Tamil fans see you as one of them. The producer of this film, Dil Raju, always has a smile on his face, and it is clear that money (collections) is pouring in from all directions” he said.
Lyricist Vivek said, “At first Thalapathy Vijay entrusted me with the responsibility of writing the entire songs for Mersal. Similarly, with Varisu, even Director Vamshi trusted me with the responsibility of writing the dialogues for the first time. I’m truly grateful for this opportunity”.
Music director Thaman said, “Director Vamshi wanted the ‘Amma Song’ to be more than two and a half minutes long so that everyone can enjoy it emotionally in a film starring such a big star. When I got on board to compose the music for this film, Anirudh had already given chartbusters for films like Master and Beast, and we thought that we should do something beyond that. Success is like blood flowing through the body. It should keep running,” he said.
Actress Sangeetha said, “Varisu gave me an opportunity to get on such a stage after a long time. I just realized that I haven’t thanked anyone for acting in this film; I have the opportunity now. When director Vamshi asked me to act in this film, I immediately agreed without asking anything about the story or the character. Because if I have another brother’s house in Hyderabad; it is director Vamshi’s house. Vijay sir and I were a family for 40 days while acting in this film. The same humility, hard work and dedication that we saw in him 25 years ago remains unchanged”.
Actor Sham said, “I would like to express my gratitude to Udhayanidhi Stalin and Red Giant Movies for handling both the films equally in the situation of Varisu & Thunivu releasing at the same time. Producer Dil Raju would visit the sets daily. He was very much involved in the filming process. Director Vamsi is a wonderful person. He has a beautiful heart. That is what this film has revealed. One thing I noticed during the days I spent with Vijay on the sets was that he never spoke negatively about anyone. Even if you say something negative about someone, he will walk away without listening. He has been following it ever since”.
Producer Dil Raju said, “Among the films starring Vijay, I like ‘Poove Unakakkaga’, ‘Kadhalukku Mariyadhai’, ‘Thullatha Manamum Thullum’. Similarly, I like Telugu action heroes such as Jr NTR’s Brindavanam, Prabhas’s Mr. Perfect, Mahesh Babu’s Seethamma Vakitlo Srimalli Sethu. All these are films revolving around family and starring mass heroes. So when Vamsi told me the story of Varisu, I said that it would be good if Vijay acted in it. You can get a lot of money while making some films. Some films will get praise. Varisu has received both money and appreciation”.
Actor Sarathkumar said, “I have reached the next generation of fans as I acted with Vijay in this film. In fact, I feel like a 40-year-old now. So many people are coming to see this film for the second time or the third time with their families. Let Thunivu, which is released along with Varisu, become a hit. Similarly, the Balakrishna and Chiranjeevi films released here should do well. Only then will this film industry be healthy”.