'Thalapathy' Vijay's Varisu will release on January 12, 2023, as a grand Pongal treat, reputed overseas distributor and exhibitor Phars Film Co LLC has announced. Phars Film also revealed that they have acquired the upcoming family entertainer's overseas release rights, while also sharing a poster of the film. Directed by Vamshi Paidipally and produced by Dil Raju under the Sri Venkateswara Creations banner, it had been announced earlier this year that the film would be out in cinemas for Pongal, with Lalit Kumar's 7 Screen Studios banner releasing it in Tamil Nadu. This is the first official confirmation of the release date of Varisu in overseas regions and is also expected to be the same within Tamil Nadu and across India. Below is the first official confirmation of the Varisu release date:

Varisu is touted to be one of the biggest releases of 2023 and Vijay's career as well, and expectations for the film to outperform his previous ventures in terms of opening and box office performance are tremendous. The film is billed to be a wholesome family entertainer, but will also feature all the elements, including an ample amount of action catering to the superstar's fans. Promotions for the film are picking up and we can expect more treats for fans in the days ahead after the 'Ranjithame' song raced its way to the top of the charts. Featuring music by Thaman. S, there is already a huge buzz on social media that the highly-anticipated Varisu second single will be coming out in the days ahead, and the excitement is high among fans, who are now waiting for the big announcement. 

Vijay is paired with national sensation Rashmika Mandanna in Varisu, which also has to its credit a massive supporting cast featuring the likes of Prabhu, Sarathkumar, Prakash Raj, Khushbu, Yogi Babu, Jayasudha, Sangeetha Krish, Shaam, Srikanth, Samyuktha Shanmughanathan, art director D. R. K. Kiran, with SJ Suryah also speculated to be making a special appearance.