VIP 2 movie review
Velai Illa Pattadhaari 2 aka VIP2 was one of the most awaited movies of the year. The sequel to Velai Illa Pattadhaari, this film has Dhanush, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani and Vivekh reprising their roles in addition to Kajol making a comeback in Kollywood after almost two decades. Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth and penned by Dhanush himself, the film is all about Raghuvaran and how he deals with unemployment. The plot then proceeds to build around Raghuvaran’s company and him locking horns with corporate honcho of sorts, Vasundhara. All of this was already known before. It was, however, interesting to see how all of this translated on the silver screen.
The most important factor of any sequel is the continuity. Soundarya Rajinikanth and her team have done it beautifully. Tiny things like Raghuvaran’s pet and his tent office on the terrace, to the the big things like the VIP boys who supported him in Part 1 – the flow is almost flawless. Vasundhara’ s entry was stylish, every bit as arrogant as we expected and in a way, unsurprisingly impressive.
The massy elements, the entertaining song and dance numbers, stunts that are sure to impress Dhanush’s fans made up the rest of the plot elements. It made the usual conflict between an antagonist and his counterpart interesting. But in the end, the potential was lost. One must mention that the plot was an interesting try.
Screenplay and direction:
There is an art to screenplay and direction. Even commercial films have the potential to become a cult classic. VIP was one such film. Sadly, VIP 2 isn’t so. While everything was close to great, the fact that the film was stretched too much did make one anxious. Also, what is with the shots where we can’t see an actor as he performs?
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