Varisu movie review, release LIVE UPDATES: Vijay’s film goes head to head with Ajith’s Thunivu at box office, this is how much they earned on day 1 (2024)

Varisu movie review, release LIVE UPDATES: Vijay’s film goes head to head with Ajith’s Thunivu at box office, this is how much they earned on day 1 (1)Vijay in Varisu.

Vijay-starrer Varisu is out in theatres. Also starring Rashmika Mandanna, the film has been directed by Vamshi Paidipally, and produced by Dil Raju.

At the audio launch of the film, producer Dil Raju called it a complete family entertainer that will please Vijay’s fans across all age groups. The film clashes with Ajith’s Thunivu as they are both releasing on the same date. Earlier, Dil Raju ignited some controversy amongst the two stars’ fan base as he said that Vijay was a bigger star than Ajith.

In an interview with a Telugu channel, he said, “In Tamil Nadu, Ajith sir’s film is coming out with my film. In Tamil Nadu, Vijay sir is the number 1 star. Everybody knows that. There are 800-odd screens in the state and I’m begging them to give me more than 400 screens. I’m requesting at least 50 more screens. This is business. Even though I have a big film, I have to beg for screens. It’s not a monopoly, right?”

In 2014, Vijay’s Jilla clashed against Ajith’s Veeram and fan groups of the two stars have been in a dispute since then. The fan battle first came to light in 2001 whenAjith’s Dheena and Vijay’s Friends clashed at the box office.

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala compared it to Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan clashing at the box office and told Pinkvilla, “It is like Avengers and Avatar’s clash in Hollywood and Salman Khan-Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood.” He added that since Tamil Nadu has around 1000 screens, the division of screens between the two stars has been a point of debate.

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13:05 (IST)12 Jan 2023

Varisu box office Day 1: Vijay's film saw approximately 67% occupancy

On day one of release, the film garnered approximately 67% occupancy, which increased during the day. Morning shows saw 55.6% occupancy, afternoon shows saw 68.6% occupancy; in the evening, the occupancy increased to 72.4%, and night shows witnessed 71.2% occupancy.

12:29 (IST)12 Jan 2023

Varisu box office Day 1: How much did Varisu earn at the domestic box office?

Early estimates suggest that Varisu grossed Rs 26.5 crore on day one of release, across India. Thunivu grossed Rs 26 crore.

12:20 (IST)12 Jan 2023

Varisu box office Day 1: Vijay's film earns Rs 17 crore in Tamil Nadu

According to industry data tracker Sacnilk, the film made Rs 17 crore in Tamil Nadu, Rs 5 crore in Karnataka, Rs 3.5 crore in Kerala and merely Rs 1 crore from other territories.

21:49 (IST)11 Jan 2023

In Case You Missed It: Varisu review

Varisu is a mix-mash of many films including Srimanthudu, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Atharintiki Daaredi, and every other iteration of that one story about the succession of the reluctant son, who turns out to be the only hope to save the empire/family. READ MORE.

20:38 (IST)11 Jan 2023

'So happy to see vintage Vijay'

Director Cibi Chakaravarthi tweeted, 'So happy to see Vintage @actorvijay sir on screen .. Truly thee Thalapathy ??Congratulations to entire #TeamVarisu for the Blockbuster @directorvamshi.'

20:04 (IST)11 Jan 2023

'Thank You Nanbas and Nanbis'

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Varisu director Vamshi Paidipally wrote with the photo, "Thank You for all the overwhelming Love for #Varisu... Thank You Nanbas and Nanbis.. ?? Thank You Thalapathy @actorvijay Sir for all Your Trust.. ?."

19:34 (IST)11 Jan 2023

'Varisu to set the box office on fire'

Film producer Dhananjayan posted on Twitter, "My best wishes to #Varisu & #Thunivu Teams. Expecting both the films to set the box office on fire during these Pongal holidays & make everyone happy (audience, theatres, distributors & producers."

19:04 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Varisu makers meet Vijay

And the celebrations of #Varisu begin !!!#VarisuPongal #BlockbusterVarisu ???#Thalapathy @actorvijay sir @directorvamshi @MusicThaman @iamRashmika @7screenstudio @TSeries #VarisuPongal

— Sri Venkateswara Creations (@SVC_official) January 11, 2023

Varisu director Vamshi Paidipally and producer Dil Raju met Vijay on Wednesday.

18:22 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Mahendran heaps praise on Vijay

Actor Mahendran, who was seen in Vijay's Master, shared on Twitter, "Darling @actorvijay na ungha energy, Screen Presence and performance ellamae top class loved it ? Specially Neenghalum and #Jayasudha madam combo paakumboodhu Shoba Amma va paathamari irrundhuchu @MusicThaman bro killed it ? #Varisu perfect casting and congrats team ???."

17:46 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar on Varisu

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar took to Twitter and wrote, "Wishiinnnnnggggg our favorite #Thalapathy @Vijay saaarrrr @realsarathkumar daddy @directorvamshi sir #DilRaju sir and the whole team of #Varisu all the veryyyyyy bestttt...just can't wait to watch it. Loveeee you #Thalapathy muahhhhhhh....#fangirl foreverrrrrr."

16:56 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Varisu: Quick take's Manoj Kumar R tweeted, "#Varisu has so much entertainment to offer. #Vijay delivers an enjoyable performance! I liked the self-aware nature of the movie. Its memorable references to popular TV shows/movies are another highlight. @Lyricist_Vivek has made a strong contribution to keeping the movie light, breezy and funny. Watch out for the boardroom scene, it's an unmistakable riff on the scene from #AlaVaikunthapurramuloo. In that movie #AlluArjun paid homage to stars in his family. In #Varisu, #Vijay pays an ode to #Vijay."

He further tweeted, "@realsarathkumar has done a solid job. He really sells his act. One minute an aragonite man who thinks he has everything under control, the next is a defeated man, who realizes he has messed up."

16:09 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Varisu's strengths and weaknesses, as per a fan

@BrownSand_off tweeted, "#Varisu – 2.8 / 5 Positives #ThalapathyVijay; Negatives -Slow Narration -Not able to connect emotionally -Predictable scenes -100’s of time used story -No innovation in screenplay -Lengthy Scenes -Many studio green mat scenes."

15:13 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Kushboo Sundar's role chopped in Varisu?

Wasn’t @khushsundar supposed to be a part of #Varisu?? Didn’t c her in the film!

— sridevi sreedhar (@sridevisreedhar) January 11, 2023

Kushboo Sundar was said to be playing a role in Vijay-starrer Varisu. While the actor had also expressed his gratitude for the actor at the film's audio launch, many are shocked that she was not seen in the film.

14:46 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Thunivu and Varisu box office report

As per reports, both films are getting 80-90% occupancy in early shows. But the clash also means a share of the market, so the collections of both films might not be huge. It is a long extended weekend and holiday period so these Pongal releases can take advantage of that but it will depend on how Thunivu and Varisu are received.

13:37 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan trailer to be screened in Tamil

Ajith and Vijay's movie shows will have the Tamil version of Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham's Pathaan trailer.

12:30 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Vijay's film is a 'family entertainer'

A fan @Theri__sandy tweeted, "A Pakka Family entertainment Commercial Movie in Kollywood - #Varisu ?Don't underestimate the Power of Family audience for Vijay Movies ?? #BlockBusterVarisu #VarisuPongal".

12:00 (IST)11 Jan 2023

'Vijay's Varisu is a crowd puller'

A fan @z3r0_m4n shared via Twitter, "#Varisu A complete family entertainer as it promised and promoted. Definitely a crowd puller. If #Thunivu delivers all the promised elements for an Action Thriller genre film, then it should definitely win this Pongal battle. If not you can decide who owns the k-town’s collection."

11:02 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Watch | Trisha enjoys Varisu's FDFS

#Trisha sir Trisha ????? Behind me ? Watch Thalapathy she says haha ? #Varisu #ThalapathyVijay #Thalapaathy67 @trishtrashers @actorvijay

— Prithvi krishna (@prithvikrish) January 11, 2023

Trisha was spotted at Vijay-starrer Varisu's FDFS.

10:21 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Watch | Team gets emotional after Varisu's first day first show

We won @MusicThaman @actorvijay na ????#BlockBusterVarisu #Varisu @directorvamshi

— ? Linggeswaran VJ ? (@Lingges2112) January 11, 2023

Team Varisu were seen very emotional after the first day first show of the film.

09:55 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Watch | Ajith and Vijay fans burst firecrackers, dance and celebrate

#WATCH | Chennai, Tamil Nadu: Fans of actor Ajith Kumar and of actor Vijay burst firecrackers, dance and celebrate outside a movie theatre as they gather to watch the former's #Thunivu and the latter's #Varisu

Both films have released on the same day after 8 years.

— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2023

Both Ajith Kumar and Vijay's fans were seen bursting firecrackers, dancing and celebrating outside a movie theatre as they gathered to watch the films Thunivu and Varisu.

09:22 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Watch | Vijay-starrer gets a grand opening in France

This is not Tamilnadu !!
This is France ?? #Varisu ?
Record Opening in France ???@directorvamshi @MusicThaman @7screenstudio #VarisuFrance #VarisuFranceCelebration #VarisuPongal

— Vignesh HaRi ? (@vigneshhari1) January 10, 2023

A Vijay fan page shared a video and wrote, "This is not Tamilnadu !! This is France ?? #Varisu ? Record Opening in France ???."

08:51 (IST)11 Jan 2023

'Varisu a perfect pongal treat for families'

Sridevi Sreedhar gave the film four stars out of five and wrote in her Varisu review, "After a breezy, entertaining first half it is Dharmayudham in the second half as #Thalapathy says! A Perfect Pongal treat for families who are sure to enjoy it. Go for it! #Vijay fans, this one is designed for u and ur family! #VarisuPongal #VarisuReview."

08:36 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Watch | Ajith fans tear posters of Vijay's Varisu

#WATCH | Tamil Nadu: Fans of Ajith Kumar tore posters of Vijay starrer #Varisu & fans of Vijay tore posters of Ajith Kumar starrer #Thunivu outside a movie theatre in Chennai

Both films have released on the same day after 8 yrs, people gathered in large numbers to watch them.

— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2023

Ajith Kumar starrer Thunivu and Vijay starrer Varisu have released on the same day, and fans are not happy with this clash. Some Ajith Kumar fans tore posters of Vijay starrer Varisu outside a movie theatre in Chennai.

00:37 (IST)11 Jan 2023

Varisu: Our take's Kirubhakar wrote in his review, "Vamshi Paidipally takes all the age-old tropes of a commercial family entertainer and make them work… well to a large extent." Read More.

21:17 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Vamshi Paidipally on what audience expects from a Vijay film

Speaking to Galatta Plus’ Baradwaj Rangan, Varisu director Vamshi Paidipally said, "They want wholesome entertainment, not one kind of perspective, keeping them engrossed through dance, comedy, emotion or through character elevations. Entertainment means to keep them engaged---the way the want to watch Thalapathy Vijay sir." Read More.

20:57 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Inside the special screening of Varisu

#Varisu premiere scenes

— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) January 10, 2023

Showtime: #Varisu

— Gopinath Rajendran (@gopi_rajen) January 10, 2023

20:33 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Dil Raju attends special screening of Varisu

Producer #DilRaju at #Varisu premier show, chennai

— RAJA DK (@rajaduraikannan) January 10, 2023

Vijay-starrer Varisu is bankrolled by Dil Raju.

19:44 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Vijay's cut outs adorn theatres in Chennai

Aatta Naayagan Coming ???#VARISUGalaBegins #Varisu

— O T F C (@OTFC_Off) January 10, 2023

Fans unveil huge cut outs of Vijay on the eve of Varisu's release.

19:25 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Varisu off to a good start in North America

North America Premieres:

As of 8:30 AM EST#Thunivu - $81,000 (US + Canada) #Varisu - $26,000 (USA Only)

— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) January 10, 2023

18:58 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Fans in Kerala are looking forward to Varisu


Fully Thalapathy Fans Loaded ? #Varisu

— Deepa Vijay ? (@Deepa_0ff) January 10, 2023

Fans in Kerala are excited to watch Vijay starrer Varisu.

18:26 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Varisu special screening

The makers of Varisu will host a speical screening on Tuesday in Chennai.

17:52 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Before the release of Varisu, listen to the film's songs

Varisu boasts of songs crooned by Vijay, MM Manasi, Silambarasan, KS Chithra, Anirudh,Jonita Gandhi, Shankar Mahadevan, Karthik, Thaman S, Deepak Blue and Arvindh Srinivasan.

17:32 (IST)10 Jan 2023

'I cried from the heart watching all the emotional scenes'

Varisu music director Thaman S tweeted, "Anna @actorvijay Anna ??. I cried From the Heart Watching all the Emotional Scenes dear anna ?? Tears Are Precious. #Varisu Movie Is My family Anna It’s Close To My heart ?? Thanks For Giving me This biggest Opportunity dear Anna Love U ????. #BlockbusterVarisu FROM TOM ?."

17:03 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Vijay’s dedication

In an interview Vijay’s Varisu co-star Khushbu Sundar said, “While shooting for the climax of Varisu, Vijay was suffering from high fever. He took rest in a garage nearby and completed the shoot. Only after finishing the entire sequence, he got admitted in the hospital.”

16:44 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Varisu and Thunivu screen share

Tiruppur Subramanian, TN Theatre and Multiplex Owners Association President, says, “There are about 1100 to 1200 screens in Tamil Nadu, and they will be shared equally between Thunivu and Varisu. There will be no unequal distribution in the number of screens.” Read More.

16:19 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Tamil Nadu government cancels morning shows of Varisu

The Tamil Nadu government has cancelled the 4 am and 5 am shows of Vijay's Varisu from January 13 to January 16. Fans of the actor will not be allowed to anoint milk on the banners of the film placed outside the theaters.

Varisu movie review, release LIVE UPDATES: Vijay’s film goes head to head with Ajith’s Thunivu at box office, this is how much they earned on day 1 (3)

Varisu movie review, release LIVE UPDATES: Vijay’s film goes head to head with Ajith’s Thunivu at box office, this is how much they earned on day 1 (4)

15:14 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Shah Rukh Khan invites Vijay for a 'humble feast'

Shah Rukh Khan thanks Vijay for his best wishes for Pathaa. 'Thank you my friend @actorvijay. You are Thalapathy for this humble reason, let's meet for delicious feast soon. Mikka Nandri Nanba! Idhanala Dhaan Neenga Thalapathy koodiya viraivil oru arumaiyana virunthil santhipom. Love you,' he wrote.

14:45 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Vijay wishes Shah Rukh Khan for Pathaan

Before the release of Varisu, Vijay send his best wishes to Shah Rukh Khan for Pathaan. He tweeted, "Wishing @iamsrk sir and the team all the best for #Pathaan"

14:38 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Varisu to release in Hindi on January 13

Varisu releases in Hindi on January 13. "VIJAY - ‘VARISU’ *HINDI* RELEASE: COUNTDOWN BEGINS… Tremendous craze and massive advance bookings for #Varisu in #SouthIndia… Watch #Vijay in #Varisu in 3 days [13 Jan 2023] in #Hindi in *cinemas* near you," tweeted Taran Adarsh.

13:54 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Varisu runtime revealed

#Varisu Run Time Schedule

Up to Interval : 1 hr 29 minutes
Post Interval : 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Total Run Time : 2 Hours 50 Minutes#VarisuPongal Release: Jan 11th

— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) January 9, 2023

Sreedhar Pillar shared that the total runtime of Varisu is 2 Hours 50 Minutes.

13:29 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Varisu has sold over 81,500 tickets in Karnataka

A tweet from Karnataka Talkies, which tracks ticket sales in Karnataka, claims that the film has sold over 81,000 tickets in the state. "#Varisu has sold 81,500+ Tickets in Karnataka worth close to ?2 Crores," read teh tweet.

13:08 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Varisu to have a wide release in Kerala

Trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai shared on Twitter that Varisu will release in in 400+ screens in Kerala. The state has a total of 643 screens.

13:03 (IST)10 Jan 2023

Vijay's Varisu to release tomorrow

Vijay starrer Varisu is set to release on January 11. The film will release in Telugu states on January 14.

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