Virupaksha (Tamil) Movie Review
A pumping thriller that delivers good twists and suspense!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Thrillers based on mystical backdrops are very interesting, because they have a new world feel to them, and bring in a sense of freshness in every angle. In the same line comes Sai Dharam Tej’s Virupaksha, an entertaining and engaging thriller packed with good twists until the very end.
The story happens in the 1990s, in a village called Rudravanam, where Surya (Sai Dharam Tej) happens to visit to rekindle memories of his mother’s childhood. As he falls in love with Nandini (Samyuktha), problems arise in the village. Thereon, Surya takes up the job of finding the reality behind the problem, and arrive at the solution.
Apart from the first 30 minutes where the setup is quite slow and is filled with romantic episodes, the first half of the film is packed with jump scares and thrilling reveals that make it very engaging.
The good thing about the film is in how it does not rush to reveal its plot, and has some suspense rolling at all parts, and the same extends into the second half which is carried out very interestingly.
While we just arrive at the fact that the film is emotionally lacking, it does up for the same in the second half and particularly in the climax.
Sai Dharam Tej offers a convincing performance in the lead role, and has a heroic role to play with many interesting turns and reveals. The actor has done very well and gets a fabulous fight sequence in the second half to his name. Samyuktha proves her versatility with another good role, and her performance in the climax is sure to stun many. The film also has Ajay in a terrific role, and the rest of characters offer super contributions to the totality of the film.
With strong technicalities and good music by Ajaneesh Loknath, Virupaksha comes off as a sublime thriller that is sure to work with the audiences across languages. Have no doubts about going for the Tamil version since the dubbing is really good. Virupaksha (Tamil) Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas