Varisu (pronounced [ʋaːɾisɯ]; transl. Heir) is a 2023 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by Vamshi Paidipally who co-wrote it with Hari and Ashishor Solomon. Produced jointly by Dil Raju and Sirish under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations and PVP Cinema, the film stars Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna, with R. Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Jayasudha, Prakash Raj, Srikanth and Shaam in supporting roles. It focuses on a business magnate’s youngest son being named the chairman of his father’s business, much to the dismay of his two elder brothers.
The film was announced in September 2021 under the tentative title Thalapathy 66, as it is Vijay’s 66th film in a leading role. Principal photography began in April 2022 and concluded in December. The film was shot mostly in Chennai and Hyderabad, with sporadic schedules in Visakhapatnam, Bellary and Ladakh. The music is composed by Thaman S, cinematography is handled by Karthik Palani and editing by Praveen K. L.
Varisu was released in theatres worldwide on 11 January 2023, in the week of Pongal, and received mixed reviews from critics. The film has grossed around ₹302 crore at the box office.
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