Movie: Velaiilla Pattadhari
Directed: Soundarya Rajnikanth
Produced: Dhanush, Kalaipuli S. Thanu
Cast Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Ritu Varma, Samuthirakani, Saranya Ponvannan
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 known also as VIP 2, is an Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth. A sequel to the 2014 film Velaiilla Pattadhari, it has Dhanush, Amala Paul, Vivek, Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani reprising their roles, with Kajol playing one of the protagonists.
Dhanush, besides acting, is also co-producing the film and has written the story and dialogues for the film. The film, which is also co-produced by S. Thanu, has music composed by Sean Roldan and was released worldwide on 11 August 2017, after initially planning to release on Dhanush’s birthday, July 28th. With Dhanush rendering his own voice for his role in the Tamil version, the Telugu and Hindi version was dubbed by different artists.
The film opens with Raghuvaran (Dhanush) winning the Engineer of the Year Award working for Anitha Constructions and is an executive now with a parking spot. His wife Shalini (Amala Paul) becomes an authoritative, nagging wife who controls him. Raghuvaran is also dismissive about his wife getting a job. Vasundhara (Kajol), chairman of a big construction company in South India, makes Raghuvaran a job offer, but he refuses.
This offends her and she begins to go after him, placing one obstacle after another. Here the actor for the story turns to be a star for stardom. Later Raghu bags a 600 crore project with an Illaiyaraaja song and faces an another villainous person, Prakash (Saravana Subbaiah), a greedy businessman who wants to build a theme park in a marshy land. Other elements that complete the film include soapy sentiments, the Jallikattu protests, and the Chennai floods.