The music composed by Mani Sharma isn’t one of his best works; however, the 13 minute wedding song and the background score at times have been brilliantly composed. Stunt Siva’s action choreography is good throughout the film. Editing by Anthony is jerky at times. Rajasekhar’s cinematography is good. The film is visually appealing and except for the visual effects, the DI and Colour grading is pretty good. Gunasekhar has also written the story apart from handling the screenplay and the direction of ‘Varudu’. While the intention behind revoking the concept of 5 day marriage ceremony is good, the story goes into a clichéd mode when it goes into a rescue mission. On the whole, Gunasekhar falls short of recreating the magic of ‘Okkadu’.
The film is loosely based on ‘Ramayanam’ and the same concept has been later adapted in films like ‘Varsham’. Apart from this, parts of ‘Varudu’ have been clearly inspired from Gunasekhar’s own film ‘Okkadu’. ‘Varudu’ works to a large extent, thanks to powerful performances by Arya and Allu Arjun, especially during action sequences. The film is definitely loud and over the top at times, but perhaps there is no other way to narrate it when Gunasekhar chose to mould Arya’s role as Diwakar as seen in the film. It’s a well written film which could have been much better.