'Thalapathy' Vijay's Varisu also starring Rashmika Mandanna is set for a mammoth worldwide release this Pongal and preparations are already underway to make it the biggest theatrical outing for the superstar in his glorious career. Produced by Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations banner, the upcoming film billed to be a wholesome family entertainer is directed by Vamshi Paidipally and features music by composer Thaman. S, whose songs have turned out to be chart-topping hits. With the highly-anticipated Varisu trailer releasing on Wednesday, January 4 at 5 pm, the makers had also announced that the film has been certified 'U' by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The news of Varisu being certified 'U' will have come as a big joy to the film's team and the fans, and indeed paves the way for a larger audience turnout in theatres. However, the most striking aspect is that it is the first time in five years that a Vijay-starrer has secured a 'U' certificate when the actor's Bairavaa released in 2017 was certified the same. Bairavaa came out as a Pongal treat six years back and was the last Vijay film to be certified 'U' by the CBFC after which all of the superstar's ventures have come out with a 'U/A' certificate. 

Below is the list of 'Thalapathy' Vijay's films post-Bairavaa that were certified 'U/A' by the Central Board of Film Certification: 

MERSAL (2017) - 'U/A' 

Cast: Vijay, Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, S. J. Suryah, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu
Director: Atlee
Music: A. R. Rahman
Producer(s): N. Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani, N. Murali - Thenandal Studio Limited

SARKAR (2018) - 'U/A'

Cast: Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Radha Ravi, Pala. Karuppiah, Yogi Babu
Director: A. R. Murugadoss
Music: A. R. Rahman
Producer: Kalanithi Maran - Sun Pictures

BIGIL (2019) - 'U/A'

Cast: Vijay, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Vivek
Director: Atlee
Music: A. R. Rahman
Producer(s): Kalpathi S. Aghoram, Kalpathi S. Ganesh, Kalpathi S. Suresh - AGS Entertainment

MASTER (2021) - 'U/A' 

Cast: Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Mahendran, Arjun Das, Gouri G. Kishan
Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Producer: S. Xavier Britto - XB Film Creators

BEAST (2022) - 'U/A'

Cast: Vijay, Pooja Hegde, Selvaraghavan, VTV Ganesh, Aparna Das, Sathish Krishnan, Yogi Babu, Ankur Vikal, Shaji Chen
Director: Nelson Dilipkumar
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Producer: Kalanithi Maran - Sun Pictures