Sunday, July 27, 2014


A short form of the Tamil Film Velaiyilla Pattathari, which means “unemployed graduate”, is a family-youth entertainer and also the 25th film of the national awarded actor Dhanush. Apt to the title, the film quite based around an unemployed graduate who stays idle at home and not looking into jobs out of his interest or subject he studied and following the ethics as a civil engineer. But how he grows out without losing his faith on ethics is better half. As the elder son in the family of four, Dhanush portrayed the prime character along with the boy-next-door attitude, thought it isn’t new for him; he has done what he deserves at best. 

As a regular father who abuses his son all the time for not getting a job, unlike his brother Karthik, who works in an IT company with enough salary, Samuthirakani’s strict tone helps betterment the role. It seems mother means Saranya; such how her impression created among the Tamil filmdom and she proves every time there couldn't be a nice mother like her, obviously. Being a force behind his son’s new lease of life and dream come true as her lungs transplanted to a great builder’s daughter, after she lost life to cardiac arrest has emotional touch. Glad the film doesn't turn into another mother sentimental drama but energetically rise up on a newly built platform.

The film also conveys the public interest on building construct and at many places directly and indirectly reminds the recent collapses of building in Chennai and reveals the rival among the builders. Being a member of VIP group (via Facebook), Dhanush gathers all the unemployed graduates to help him on his initial project, as all workers and supervisors went favor for his rival company, turned into to kindle up youth. The film was comical, inspiring and produces great enthusiasm esp. to youngsters  (I hear whistle sounds from the gallery behind) though it sounds like the imitations of superstar Rajini Kanth, there’s anything that his son-in-law shouldn't follow his path! Lol

The music (by Kolaveri fame Anirudh) simply rocks among youth! The songs combine well with the story without redirected to distinct landscape unrelated to scenario. One can enjoy songs just like that for the local enthusiasm in beats and raw lyrics. I wish the directors, actors and musicians has to think alternate routes to inspire youth rather promoting alcohol as their inspiration, which I fear this trend would become a permanence source in Tamil cinema. It seems the climax fight is forced into the film to only exhibit Dhanush’s six-pack and thanks for giving life to the long lost moped bike, on which hero travel everywhere and also taking it for date with Amala Paul.

VIP - A youth festival, just for celebration alone! 


George said...

This sounds as if it is a very good movie. Thanks for the review.

Pooja Mittal said...

Dhanush is such an amazing actors , the movie sounds nice
keep in touch

Destination Infinity said...

The trailer was good, but I guess i am not exactly a youth! :)

Destination Infinity

Karyn Bryson said...

Youth festivals...what a delightful idea. I wish we had more things for the youth to do in this village.

Betsy Adams said...

Thanks for the review, Jeevan. That sounds like a great movie. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun.

Sandhya said...

Good review, Jeevan! But not for me!

Rajesh said...

Nice review of the movie.