Virupaksha movie review


The story takes place in a village which is located in a forest.  It is set in the 90s and when the preparations of the temple’s festival are going on, a person dies inside the temple under mysterious circumstances.

Due to this, the villagers perform special rituals and close the temple along with the village too.

They lay a rule that an outsider shouldn’t enter the village and the insiders should not go out.

But unfortunate things start to happen when a girl steps out of the village for a boy she loves.

People in the village start to die one after the other.  Sai Dharam Tej who arrives as a guest in the village starts to investigate these murders. What did he find out? Why are people dying? Can Said Dharam Tej save the village forms the rest of the story.


Director Karthik Dandu excelled as a writer and director. His story is the biggest strength and Sukumar took it to the next level with his screenplay.

Sai Dharam Tej offers a convincing performance in the lead role, and has a heroic role to play with many interesting turns and reveals.  He excels in the action sequences.

Samyuktha Menon is the surprise package of this movie.  Her performance in the climax is sure to stun many.

The film also has Ajay in a terrific role, and the rest of characters  have done their part well.

The biggest strength of ‘Virupaksha’ apart from the story are the technicians.  Ajaneesh Loknath gave a terrific BGM. He elevated the scenes a lot and the sound design is quite good too.

Rating: 3.2/5