Virupaksha is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language horror film written and produced by Sukumar and directed by Karthik Varma Dandu. It stars Sai Dharam Tej, Samyuktha Menon, and Sunil in the lead roles. The film was released theatrically on April 21, 2023, and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
|Release date||April 21, 2023|
|Director||Karthik Varma Dandu|
|Cast||Sai Dharam Tej, Samyuktha Menon, Sunil|
|Box office||₹88.5 crore|
|IMDB rating||7.3 out of 10|
The film is set in a remote village where a series of mysterious deaths have been occurring. The villagers are terrified and believe that the deaths are being caused by an evil spirit. A police officer, Arjun (Sai Dharam Tej), is assigned to investigate the case. He is assisted by a local journalist, Pallavi (Samyuktha Menon).
Arjun and Pallavi soon discover that the deaths are connected to an ancient temple dedicated to the god Virupaksha. The temple is said to be cursed and anyone who enters it is doomed. Arjun and Pallavi must race against time to break the curse and save the village.
Virupaksha is a well-crafted horror film that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The film features a strong cast, with Sai Dharam Tej and Samyuktha Menon delivering particularly good performances. The direction is also top-notch, with Karthik Varma Dandu creating a suspenseful and atmospheric film.
The film’s biggest strength is its screenplay, which is written by Sukumar. Sukumar is known for his unique and unconventional stories, and Virupaksha is no exception. The film is full of twists and turns, and it keeps the audience guessing until the very end.
The film also explores some important social issues, such as caste discrimination and gender inequality. While the film is primarily a horror film, it also has a strong social message.
Overall, Virupaksha is a well-made and entertaining horror film that is sure to appeal to a wide audience.
Budget and Box Office
Virupaksha was made on a budget of ₹25 crore. The film grossed ₹88.5 crore at the worldwide box office, making it a commercial success.
Virupaksha has an IMDB rating of 7.3 out of 10, based on over 10,000 ratings.
Virupaksha is a well-made and entertaining horror film that is sure to appeal to a wide audience. It features a strong cast, a well-crafted screenplay, and a suspenseful and atmospheric direction. The film also explores some important social issues, such as caste discrimination and gender inequality.