Starring: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani, Vivek and many more
Editing : GK Prasanna
Music: Sean Roldan
Cinematography: Sameer Tahir
Directed by: Soundarya Rajinikanth
A sequel to a successful film has both advantages and disadvantages. The challenge is that the sequel has to match the expectations over the first part. The advantage is that you already have a success formula and you just have to tread the best laid path with a little caution over repetitiveness. Lets see how this movie has fared in that way.
Raghuvaran (Dhanush) is now married, so instead of his dad, he is now afraid of his wife Shalini (Amala), who constantly shouts and blames him for something or the other. The film opens with an award function and employees of Vasundra Constructions win in all categories except Engineer of the Year, which goes to Raghuvaran of Anitha constructions. Vasundra (Kajol) wants him to work in her company but the former rejects the offer saying that he wants to be loyal to Anitha Constructions and chase his dream to start his own company with VIP boys. Meanwhile, Vasundra loses a deal to Raghuvaran because of her attitude, which further kindles her ego. Now Vasundra decides to destroy Anitha Constructions by taking over all their deals through her political and personal influence. In order to save Anitha Construction from losses, Raghuvaran resigns his job and challenges Vasundra. So once again Raghuvaran becomes a Velai Illa Pattadhari (jobless graduate)! Will he start his own dream company with his VIP boys and take on Vasundra forms the rest.
The first half of the film is watchable mainly due to the retained scenes and characters but after a point, the film has nothing new to say and each and every scene becomes repetitive and predictable. Especially, the second half is a plodding ride with unimaginative scenes, dull screenplay and a disappointing climax. The other aspect where the film falls woefully short is in the songs and the score, which lack the catchiness of Anirudh’s work in the earlier film. VIP 2’s lifeline is Dhanush, it is his energetic screen presence which is the biggest strength and one reason to watch the film. But sadly, Dhanush’s presence and performance alone can’t save a mediocre predictable drama. On the whole, VIP-2 is not emotionally charged or entertaining like part-1..!! 🙂