With Virupaksha, Karthik Varma Dandu (with a script by Sukumar) creates a successful horror movie. He states up front that there is a lot of gore in this story and that it will be difficult for those who are easily alarmed to sit through it. There are scenes in the movie that you wish were tighter, but the director still does a great job overall. The 1990s are in. However, some individuals still rely on antiquated texts to determine right from wrong, which can lead to superstition with deadly results. Returning to the village of his mother, Rudravanam, which is preparing for a Modamamba Thalli jatara, is Surya (Sai Dharam Tej). Harischandra Prasad, the local sarpanch (Rajeev Kanakala), and the rest of the community are busy making preparations for it.
The movie changes in the second half. Additionally, some of the scenes could feel draggy even if the movie excels when it concentrates on the main plot. But if you pay great attention, you’ll see that the movie kept dropping hints for you to put the pieces together. Would a better climax have been possible? Sure. But without ramming you with explanations, everything just seems to make sense.
The picture has a suffocating atmosphere that will suck you in, making Virupaksha one of those masterfully created works that force you to consider the characters in addition to the actors. the kind that causes you to wince while also making you want to keep looking. And it’s the crew that’s to be thanked.
Sai Dharam Tej is given a character that, for the most part, calls for him to be relaxed, and he does a good job of pulling it off, even when he finds himself right in the thick of something significant. Samyuktha is given a role that allows her to express herself, and she does it successfully. While Sunil plays his part as well as actors like Sai Chand, Brahmaji, Ajay, Rajeev Kanakala, and Syamala, his character seems inconsistent and unneeded in the overall scheme of things. There is a fine line between endorsing superstition and telling tales of those who have drowned in it. You can wonder if the producers are toeing that line at some points in Virupaksha.