Vijay Shines in this Passable Entertainer!
A light-hearted film that could have been related if it had been executed well, Thanks to Vijay and Thaman, despite many issues, the film stays as a fairly watchable entertainer largely due to them.(more)
Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow
Vijay's film is a potent commercial cocktail
If there are slip-ups in the form of a rather slight romantic track, and less-than-formidable villains, the film makes up for all of it through its leading star. Vijay is in terrific form, cracking one-liners that have us break out into a smile, make self-referential punches and show earnestness in the sentimental moments.(more)
Source: Suganth, Times Of India
Predictable family drama that works only due to Vijay's presence
The familial moments, especially scenes between Vijay and Jayasudha (who plays the mother) work somewhat in an otherwise largely predictable film. For the family drama angle to have worked even more effectively, the conflict between the brothers should�ve been even more stronger. One thing that the film does manage to get right is deliver exactly what the trailer promised. As a viewer if you had walked in with your expectations in place after watching the trailer, you won�t be disappointed.(more)
Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times
Conviction and self-awareness win it for Vijay's generic masala product
That doesn�t give a clean chit to Varisu. As it doesn�t take itself seriously, the flippant nature of the film makes it conflictless. One is not much worried about what�s going to happen next, because it is all common knowledge. There�s no novelty to the experience. We wait for one mass moment after the other or one joke after the other. That makes Varisu more of a product than a film. A product that�s tailor-made for a specific experience, and for a specific set of people. As I walked back, there was a sense of satisfaction of having been on a joyful ride rather than having watched a cinema(more)
Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman , Indian Express
Thalapathy Vijay's film is high on comedy and family sentiment
All in all, Vijay�s Vaairsu is a good family film to catch this Pongal.(more)
Source: Latha Srinivasan, India Today
Vijay's Varisu is a pucca family entertainer for this Pongal festival.
Overall the film has all elements to end up as a pucca family entertainer and a Pongal feast. Vijay's comic sense stands out and is the backbone of the film. It does have a few flaws but at the end of the day, when you look at the film as a theatrical experience, it is worth your money and time. The boss returns. In style.(more)
Source: Behindwoods, Behindwoods.com
Packed With Vijay Magic!
While the media-shy Vijay Sir can easily charm his devoted fan base with Varisu featuring action, dance sequences and masterful punch dialogues customised to feed his star image, it isn't too hard to see the hypocrisy behind the humbling man who calls himself his own competitor even in real life. It really doesn't matter how I view this movie because this is a film written for an audience that thrives on Vijay's stardom and it satisfies them thoroughly.(more)
Source: Divya Nair, Rediff.com
The Problem Isn't Vijay Being The Best Thing About This Film, Problem Is He's The Only Good Thing!
The major issue about Vijay�s family drama is it misses two important things: interesting family and impactful drama. Beast, despite all its flaws, was a superior project to this one.(more)
Source: Koimoi, Koimoi