Production : Wunderbar Films
Director : Velraj
Cast : Dhanush, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani, Saranya, Vivek
Music : Anirudh
Cinematography : Arunbabu
Editing : M. V. Rajesh Kumar
Release Date : July 18, 2014
Dhanush fans awaited this to happen from a very long time and with D25 it becomes an ultimate time to celebrate. Velai Illa Pattadhaari has commercial success written all over it from beginning till end. It is obvious that both cinematographer-filmmaker Velraj and Dhanush had been clear that they wanted to make a full-fledged commercial entertainer with a sensitive issue in the backdrops. The problems of unemployed engineering graduates and their lost values in society are well known to everyone and Velraj has picked this to be a major plot.
Raghuvaran (Dhanush) is unemployed, but is ambitious and doesn’t want to pick up other jobs that pay him huge remuneration. His passion is completely towards constructions, but luck doesn’t favour him. On an unexpected turn, when his mother (Saranya Ponvannan) passes away, her deed of organ transplantation offers Raghuvaran his dream job… Yet again, as he takes up a huge project of slum clearance and housing board construction, he faces unpredicted hurdles from sharks of construction world.
Dhanush has very well carried out his role with right emotions to every situation as demanded by the script. The complete first half travels on the hilarious quotients and his sudden commutation towards the emotionally matured performance in the second hour is extraordinary. Amala Paul doesn’t have much to perform, but her characterisation of being present throughout the journey of her beau is very well crafted. Saranya Ponvannan leaves us in smile and broken feeling with her performance. Even her silence and absence conveys a lot of meaning to the script. Samuthirakani as Dhanush’s father evokes the best appeal… While Dhanush brings out laughter during the first half, Vivekh becomes responsible for it during latter part of this film. It’s been a long time we saw him on the screens and his portions are passable.
The songs by Anirudh and his background score throw an ultimate excitement to the audiences. Especially, if you’re a Dhanush fan, certain scenes where there are punch dialogues and stylish walks after action sequence add more enthrallment with the background score. In spite of handling the protocol of direction, Velraj excels with his cinematography as well.
Let us not start looking out for minus and what doesn’t work. This is a commercial film and is well tailored for Dhanush and can be watched as an entertainer.
What works – Dhanush, Saranya Ponvannan, Samuthirakani, screenplay, Anirudh, fight sequences and Vivekh’s humour, a dedication made to engineering students.
What doesn’t work – Nothing in particular
Verdict : A splendid entertainer from Dhanush
Rating : 6/10
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