Velaiilla Pattadhari 2

Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (English: The unemployed graduate), known also as VIP 2, is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film[3] directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth.[4] A sequel to the 2014 film Velaiilla Pattadhari, it has Dhanush, Amala Paul, Vivek, Hrishikesh, Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani reprising their roles, while Kajol plays an antagonistic role in her second-ever Tamil film after Minsara Kanavu (1997).

Dhanush, besides acting, also co-produced with N. Ramasamy, and wrote the story and dialogues for the film. Its music was composed by Sean Roldan. It was released worldwide on 11 August 2017, after initially planning to release on Dhanush's birthday, July 28. The film was originally shot in Tamil and Telugu, while being dubbed in Hindi, with Dhanush rendering his own voice only for the Tamil version. The Telugu dubbed version was titled VIP 2 while the Hindi dubbed version was titled VIP 2 - Lalkar. Sanket Mhatre dubbed for Dhanush's voice in the Hindi version.

Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth
Produced by Dhanush
S. Thanu
Screenplay by Soundarya Rajinikanth
Story by Dhanush
Starring Dhanush
Amala Paul
Ritu Varma
Saranya Ponvannan
Adith Arun
Music by Original songs:
Sean Roldan
Background score:
Sean Roldan,
Anirudh Ravichander (reused tracks from Velaiilla Pattadhari)
Cinematography Sameer Thahir
Edited by Prasanna GK
Distributed by Kalaipuli S. Thanu
Release date
  • 11 August 2017[1]
Running time
129 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 8 crore
(including promotional costs)[2]


The film opens two years later after part#1, with civil engineer Raghuvaran (Dhanush) winning the Civil Engineer of the Year 2016 Award working for Anitha Constructions and is an executive now with a parking spot. His wife Dr. Shalini (Amala Paul) becomes an authoritative, nagging wife who controls him. She has resigned her job to take care of the household, after marriage. Raghuvaran is also dismissive about his wife getting another job. Raguvaran efficiently completes construction projects assigned to him, with the help of about 200 unemployed young Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineers from part #1. Vasundhara (Kajol), chairman of a big construction company in South India, sees Raguvaran at the Engineer of the Year 2016 Awards and finds out about him. She makes Raghuvaran a job offer, but he humbly refuses.

Later, Raguvaran's project team and Vasundara's top team are invited at same time to exhibit their models for a proposed private medical college and hospital construction, to a very rich and native Trader. Vasundara exhibits heavy pride and ego, while Raguvaran explains his project in simple manner. The trader gives the projects to Anitha constructions. Raguvaran also provides some polite advice to Vasundara outside the building. This offends her and she begins to go after him, placing one obstacle after another. First, she uses her influence in the state cabinet, to force the trader to give the project back to her. She then makes counter-bids to all Anitha construction projects at a lower price. So anitha constructions begins to lose its own projects. Raguvaran learns of this and quits his job, to save his first company.

He is approached by the son of a Delhi-based construction mogul, with an idea of starting a new construction company with 50-50 shares. Raguvaran agrees, puts his house under mortgage of 5 million Rs and starts "VIP" constructions with the 200 unemployed engineers. They don't start to get projects for a month. But due to word of mouth, the get offer from Mr. Prakash (Saravana Subbiah), a greedy businessman who wants to build a theme park in a marshy land. Ragu's gang get excited but the soil tests prove them wrong and so he declines the project. Prakash bribes an executive of Vasundara and makes her start on the same project. Ragu's team start a protest and a statewide uproar causes the project to be stopped by the government. Prakash is caught up between various lawsuits filed across the state. This causes a bad name and loss of projects to Vasundara. To eliminate ragu, she targets his company. She anonymously buys the 50% shares held by ragu, when it is legally up for sale to create funds. Ragu is fired from VIP constructions by Vasundara, and his 200 VIP friends quit immediately.

That night, Prakash sends goons to kill Ragu, but Ragu beats them all up. He thinks Vasundara had sent them and goes to her HQ office. Vasundara is alone in the building as she is thinking about the loyalty of all the unemployed engineers towards one man, Raguvaran. Raguvaran initially berates and then advices Vasundara, and starts to leave. But, the office is flooded and they are trapped in their floor. The 2016 rains occur and they co-operate to find buiscuits and wine in the top floor. Due to their conversation, Vasundara understands her mistakes and tries to make friends with Raguvaran. The next morning Raguvaran brings Vasundara to his home to introduce her to his family.




After their 2014 film, Velaiilla Pattadhari, Velraj and Dhanush worked on the production of Thangamagan (2015), which was initially widely reported to be a sequel to their previous film. During the production stages of the film, Dhanush denied that this was the case and confirmed it was a different script.[5] Later, in mid-2016, Dhanush's sister-in-law, Soundarya Rajinikanth agreed to terms with producer N. Ramasamy and Hema Rukmai to make a romantic drama film titled Nilavukku Enmel Ennadi Kobam and cast Dhanush in the lead role.[6][7] Despite negotiations with actresses including Sonam Kapoor, Kajal Aggarwal and Manjima Mohan, the project failed to materialise, and in a sudden turn of events, Dhanush revealed that he would instead collaborate with Soundarya for a sequel to his earlier film Velaiilla Pattadhari. The film was revealed to be co-produced by N. Ramasamy, while the latter would also write the script of the film. Sean Roldon was signed to replace Anirudh as the film's composer, while the theme music composed by Anirudh was retained in the new project.[8] During the launch event of the film, it was announced that Sameer Thahir would work as the cinematographer, while Prasanna GK would be the editor.[9]


Casting for the film began in late 2016, with several members of the original cast including Amala Paul, Samuthirakani, Vivek and Hrishikesh retained for the sequel. Saranya, whose character died in the first film, was also selected to portray a role.[10] Hindi film actress Kajol was also selected to play a pivotal role in the film, which marks her comeback in Tamil cinema after nearly 20 years.[11][9]


Production on the film began on 15 December 2016,[12][13] with actor Rajinikanth in attendance at the launch event in his family's Poes Garden home in Chennai.[14][15] The team filmed a promo song in Mumbai, choreographed by Bosco and Caesar.[16] Filming ended in April 2017.[17]


The film was originally planned to release on 28 July 2017, coinciding with Dhanush's birthday, but was postponed to 11 August 2017.[18][19] The Hindi version of this film was released on 18 August 2017 and Telugu version was released on 25 August 2017.[20]

The satellite rights of the film's Tamil Version were sold to Sun TV.[21]

The film's Hindi version's satellite rights were sold to Star India.


Velaiilla Pattadhari2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by Sean Roldan
Released 25 February 2017
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 15:45
Language Tamil
Label Wunderbar Films
Producer Sean Roldan
Sean Roldan chronology
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The soundtrack was composed by Sean Roldan. The tracklist featuring five tracks was released on 25 June at Mumbai.[22] Some themes that were highlights of the characters and title were retained from the first film, composed by Anirudh Ravichander.[23]

Track list
Original track list
1."Life Of Raghuvaran — Nada Da Raja"DhanushDhanush, Yogi b3:29
2."Angel Of Raghuvaran — Iraivanai Thandha Iraiviye"DhanushSean Roldan , M M Manasi3:12
3."Torture Of Raghuvaran — Ucchathula"DhanushDhanush3:38
4."Raghuvaran Vs Vasundhara — Dooram Nillu"Sean RoldanBenny Dayal, Dhanush, Shakthisree Gopalan3:13
5."Theme Track — Vasundhara- The Empress Arrives" Instrumental2:10
Total length:15:45
Telugu tracklist
1."Life Of Raghuvaran — Nada Da Raja"Anantha SriramRahul Nambiar, Yogi B3:30
2."Angel Of Raghuvaran — Iruvuram Kaadu"Anantha SriramSean Roldan , M M Manasi3:14
3."Torture Of Raghuvaran — Pellanade"ChandraboseRavi G3:06
4."Raghuvaran Vs Vasundhara — Dooram Nuvve Undaloi"Chandra BoseK G Ranjith, Ananya Thirumalai3:15
5."Theme Track — Vasundhara- The Empress Arrives" Instrumental2:10
Total length:15:15
Hindi tracklist
1."Life Of Raghuvaran — Chal Re Raja"Raqueeb AlamRahul Nambiar, Yogi B3:30
2."Angel Of Raghuvaran — Tu Mili Hai"Raqueeb AlamAbhay Jodhpurkar, M M Manasi3:14
3."Torture Of Raghuvaran — Main Ga Raha"Raqueeb AlamRanjith3:06
4."Raghuvaran Vs Vasundhara — Doori Zara Banake"Raqueeb AlamBenny Dayal, Shakthisree Gopalan3:15
5."Theme Track — Vasundhara- The Empress Arrives" Instrumental2:10
Total length:15:15


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