Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 aka VIP 2 hit the screens this Friday and it is an absolute feast for Dhanush fans. Bollywood actress Kajol is back to Kollywood after a big break and this comeback film has adequate moments for her. The Soundarya Rajnikanth directorial is fun interlaced with the battle between Raghuvaran played by Dhanush and Vasundhara Parameshvaran played by Kajol who is filthy rich and powerful but still the arrogant owner of a construction company. The movie is infused with witty one liners that make us see stylemannan Rajinikanth’s shadow in Dhanush. The dialogues are quite powerful the way they are and delivered with the ease that Dhanush is known to have.
Raghuvaran (Dhanush), who is working in Anitha Constructions, is being cornered by a real estate construction big shot Vasundhara Parameshwaran (Kajol) of Vasundhara Constructions. For those who are wondering about the film’s title, and is he once again becoming a Velai Illa Pattadhari is a surprise to watch out for! The cat and mouse game between Raghuvaran and Vasundhara is what the film is all about. Raghuvaran and Vasundhara are exact opposites of each other. But, she sees that he is talented and wants (orders) him to work under her. And, Raghuvaran turns her down angering her. Vasundhara proves to be quite a match for Raghuvaran.
Dhanush is at his easy best, and he once again makes us fall in love with the character. He effortlessly essays the role with total charm. When he performs a few Superstar gestures, it is lovable to watch onscreen. Amala Paul, as the regular housewife, gives her best and her chemistry with Dhanush is good. Kajol is a good choice to play this character, who feels entitled, is arrogant and stubborn as much as she is self-made and successful. Especially, her performance towards the climax is very impressive. Samuthirakani and Vivek score equally well just like they did in the first part. Shalini played by Amala Paul is the dominant person who keeps everyone on their toes. The father, played by Samuthirakani, is now more of a friend and guide, the role that his mother played when she was alive. Ritu Varma replaces Surabhi’s role in a brief appearance.
Direction, as mentioned earlier and screenplay has been done by Soundarya Rajinikanth while Dhanush himself penned the script and dialogues. Sameer Thahir is the man behind the cameras and we get some eye catching visuals in the movie. The movie has been edited by Prasanna GK and the cuts are decent enough. Unlike the prequel, where Anirudh Ravichander had composed the tracks, the sequel has been compiled by Sean Roldan. In total, there are five tracks composed whereas some of the previous theme songs for Dhanush have been retained. In a nutshell, VIP 2’s highlight is the performances of its actors especially Dhanush and Kajol and Soundarya ha sindeed done her best in making VIP 2 as entertaining as VIP 1 and the movie does not fail in keeping the viewers engaged till the very end too.