Virupaksha 2023 Review; Should you be watching this Telegu horror film?


Virupaksha 2023 is a horror thriller, which had a theatrical release in India on 21st April. The narrative is designed by Karthik Varma Dandu who also happens to direct the horror flick. The dialogues are written by V. Prabhakar and Nagu.

Since I am drawn toward supernatural Indian shows, I gave the movie a chance. No spoilers are revealed in this content. It’s just a simple review of the Horror Telegu movie.

Now comes the significant question, should you be watching the movie? To answer you, let us get going with-

Things I Liked About Virupaksha 2023

The Story

The story of Virupaksha 2023 is based on Indian folklore which includes an intense amount of eerie spiritual practices. We get to hear about Atharva Veda being mentioned a few times in the narrative as well. The ambiance of the film is explicitly dark and something ominous is always lurking behind the bright sunny days.

The narrative takes place in Rudravanam which briefs us about a horrific event in 1979. We watch a couple engaged in black magic. The villagers understand the sincerity of the calamitous situation, therefore, they drag the couple out and burn the pair by tying them up in a tree on their property itself. The worst part is, their boy gets to witness this cruel act of the villagers. He struggled a lot to save his parent, however, his painful wailing was shut off. The next morning, the villagers even contemplate murdering the boy. But he is somehow saved by the village panchayat Harishchandra Prasad.

The first few minutes were depicted in the most enthralling manner which was enough for me to stay hooked to the narrative. The story is very interesting, entertaining, haunting, thrilling, and pretty immersive in nature. I was not distracted even for a second while watching the content.

Virupaksha 2023 Source- Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
Sukumar Writings
Virupaksha 2023 Source- Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
Sukumar Writings

The Direction

The direction of Virupaksha 2023 was engaging, as I said, I was not distracted even for a second. The pace was adequate for the non-Telugu audience as well. I understood every bit of this drama effortlessly.

The Characters

The main leads Surya and Nadini were superb. They were equally important for the movie. Surya from the beginning emanated a dependable energy that lasts till the very end of the movie. And as for Nandini, I just enjoyed her character development with the progression of the film. The additional characters were essential in the movie, most importantly for the protagonists, to make solid decisions. They helped the narrative take an interesting speed.

The Cast

Since I am very new to the Telegu genre, I don’t have much hold on the history of the actors in this industry. As a newbie in the category, I simply appreciated their work. Here is the list of the cast of Virupaksha 2023.

  • Sai Dharam Tej as Surya
  • Samyuktha Menon as Nandini
  • Rajeev Kanakala as Harishchandra Prasad
  • Brahmaji as RMP Doctor Koti
  • Kamal Kamaraju as Venkata Chalapathy
  • Kamakshi Bhaskarla as Venkata Chalapathy’s wife
  • Sai Chand as The head priest
  • Ajay as Aghora
  • Sonia Singh as Sudha
  • Niharika as Anasuyamma
  • Shyamala as Parvati
  • Chatrapathi Sekhar as Shivayya, Parvati’s husband
  • Bhel Prasad as Sathayya, Sudha’s father
  • Naveen Neni as Upparam, Sudha’s brother-in-law
  • Mahesh Achanta as Sastry, the RMP’s acquaintance from a neighboring village

The Ending

The shocking twist by the end of the movie was fabulous. I was surprised. The directorial excellence of Karthik Varma Dandu was brilliant. It was thorough, very detailed, and easy to understand. When you reach the end, all of your questions will be answered, so you will have a satisfying ending for sure.

The Music

There were only three playbacks in the movie which was again very suitable with the events happening on screen. B. Ajaneesh Loknath is the man behind those beautiful melodies which were a delight to the ears.

Things I Might Not Have Liked About Virupaksha 2023

There is nothing to dislike about Virupaksha 2023. I loved the movie from A-Z. And I will highly recommend the horror-thriller to everyone.

TOTT’s Take On Virupaksha 2023

To sum up, Virupaksha 2023 is a horror telegu movie that is filled with gruesome deaths, dark spiritual affairs, and strong human emotions, which are beautifully shown in the movie. I loved the movie, and I would rate the same-

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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