Velai Illa Pattadhari 2 Movie Review
Story & Direction : Soundarya Rajnikanth
Producer : Dhanush, Kalaipuli S. Thanu
Cast : Dhanush | Kajol | Amala Paul | Ritu Varma | Samuthirakani | Saranya Ponvannan
Music : Sean Roldan
Cinematography : Sameer Thahir
Editor : Prasanna GK
Production company : Wunderbar Films | V. Creations
Distribution : V. Creations
Running Time : 133 mins
Before few years, there was a thundering storm in theatres, where everyone erupted with the signature theme of Anirudh occurred with the title ‘Velai Illa Pattadhaari’. It wasn’t just for the massy sequences, but it had a great virtue of connecting audiences throughout the show. Not just an ambitious motive of young man, but the emotional bonding within the family, a beautiful love story and top-notch songs. But what happens with the second instalment is simple – These quotients are completely missing.
When every character in the film makes fun of the emotional Dhanush and his connect with mother, the very moment, the film loses the impact carried from first part. Just imagine, even the lean scooter played an emotional role. But here, everything has been translated into humour, which becomes a diminishing factor.
Just look into reality! Gone are those days, where an underdog would go single handed to clash with the country’s tycoon or billionaires? Now everyone knows about reality and a top level magnate wouldn’t afford to pull down a simple guy. This is almost like a fictional version of what if Vijay Malaya was corned by Indians at London cricket match howling ‘Chor…Chor’ and he goes in search to every house to beat them black and blue.
The characterisation of the baddie in first part was completely intact and he earned our wrath to scourge him up. But here Kajol, who although isn’t an antagonist doesn’t have such problems. We keep admiring her and even the so-called VIPs in the movie keep glorifying her.
Sean Roldan gives his best into the efforts, but in most places, we tend to hear the yesteryear traces of Maestro Ilayaraja. Songs are completely disappointing. We’ve got nothing to blame on Sean Roldan, but maybe the influence of first part that threw up celebrations in theatres from Anirudh.
Most of the sequences look purposely included in the film. The major drawback is that we don’t see engineers moving a single piece of brick. The second half suddenly brings forth a drama of amusement park to be constructed across the unwarranted land. So what are the VIPs doing here? They become viral through FB and social media and finally we see the Chennai floods getting into the high-leveled Kajol office, where she is left desolated with Raghuvaran. Maybe, there is some humour involved in the drama, but again the characterization becomes feeble.
Overall, Velai Illa Pattadhaari turns out to be a sort of disappointment for the ones who watched first part and decided for yet another celebration. Maybe, if you’ve not watched the first part, this could be an ordinary middling show.