Verdict: A typical Darshan-esque entertainer.
One hero, three heroines – this trend seems to never lose popularity in Sandalwood. Viraat is an entertainer, but that is all it aspires to be. With mediocre performances by most of the actors, the film fails to inspire.
Darshan looks dapper in a new avatar, and while we miss the taut, in-shape Darshan from his previous offering – Mr. Airavata – this look seems slightly more relatable. Darshan does a good job in this new avatar, and delivers (as he almost always does).
The story is not too complicated, so the lesser said the better. But it does promise a lot of love and romance. Featuring three heroines – Isha, Vidisha and Chaitra, the film gives you enough sappy romance to last you for a month at least.
The narrative is not particularly interesting and H. Vasudeva hasn’t contributed much in terms of directorial style. What you can look forward to is the pairing of Darshan and P. Ravi Shankar as opposites.
Suhasini Manirathnam and Sumalatha are refreshing as always and it was great to see these truly professional actresses just steal the attention every time they were on screen. Suhasini makes one convincing politician!
Why You Should Watch The Movie:
Viraat is a one-time watch and while we do not promise anything spectacular, do expect to be entertained thoroughly.
– By L Romal M Singh