Velaiilla Pattadhari 2

Last updated on 19 October 2017

Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (English: The Unemployed Graduate 2), known also as VIP 2, is an Indian comedy-drama film directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth[3]. A sequel to the 2014 film Velaiilla Pattadhari, it has Dhanush, Amala Paul, Vivek, Hrishikesh, Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani reprising their roles, and adds Kajol to the cast.

Dhanush, besides acting, is also co-producing the film and has written the story and dialogues for the film. The film, which is also co-produced by N. Ramasamy, has music composed by Sean Roldan and was released worldwide on 11 August 2017, after initially planning to release on Dhanush's birthday, July 28th. The film was simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu, with the exception of scenes with Kajol where all scenes which were only shot in Tamil, while being dubbed into Hindi, with Dhanush rendering his own voice only for the Tamil version.

Velaiilla Pattadhari 2.jpg
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2.jpg

Plot

The film opens with Raghuvaran (Dhanush) winning the Engineer of the Year Award working for Anitha Constructions and is an executive now with a parking spot. His wife Shalini (Amala Paul) becomes an authoritative, nagging wife who controls him. Raghuvaran is also dismissive about his wife getting a job. Vasundhara (Kajol), chairman of a big construction company in South India, makes Raghuvaran a job offer, but he refuses. This offends her and she begins to go after him, placing one obstacle after another. Here the actor for the story turns to be star for stardom. Later Raghu bags a 600 crore project with an Illaiyaraaja song and faces an another villainous person, Prakash (Saravana Subbaiah), a greedy businessman who wants to build a theme park in a marshy land. Other elements that complete the film include soapy sentiments, the Jallikattu protests and the Chennai floods.

Cast

Production

Development

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.[4] Later on, in mid-2016, Dhanush's sister-in-law, Soundarya Rajinikanth agreed terms with producer S. Thanu to make a romantic drama film titled Nilavukku Enmel Ennadi Kobam and cast Dhanush in the lead role.[5][6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

Casting

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 in the film.[9] Hindi film actress, Kajol, was also selected to play a pivotal role in the film, which marks her comeback into Tamil cinema after nearly 20 years.[10][8]

Filming

Production on the film began on 15 December 2016,[11][12] with actor Rajinikanth in attendance at the launch event in his family's Poes Garden home in Chennai.[13][14] The team filmed a promo song in Mumbai, choreographed by Bosco and Ceasar.[15] Filming ended in April 2017.[16]

Release

The film was originally planned to release on 28 July 2017, coinciding with Dhanush's birthday, but was postponed to 11 August 2017.[17][18] The Hindi version of this film is releasing on 18 August 2017 and Telugu version is releasing on 25 August 2017.[19]

Soundtrack

The soundtrack is composed by Sean Roldan. The tracklist featuring 5 tracks was released on 25th of June at Mumbai[20]. Some themes that were highlight to the characters and title were retained from the first film, composed by Anirudh Ravichander.[21]

Track list
Original track list
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Life Of Raghuvaran — Nada Da Raja" Dhanush Dhanush, Yogi b 3:29
2. "Angel Of Raghuvaran — Iraivanai Thandha Iraiviye" Dhanush Sean Roldan , M M Manasi 3:12
3. "Torture Of Raghuvaran — Ucchathula" Dhanush Dhanush 3:38
4. "Raghuvaran Vs Vasundhara — Dooram Nillu" Sean Roldan Benny Dayal, Dhanush, Shakthisree Gopalan 3:13
5. "Theme Track — Vasundhara- The Empress Arrives"   Instrumental 2:10
Total length: 15:45
Telugu tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Life Of Raghuvaran — Nada Da Raja" Anantha Sriram Rahul Nambiar, Yogi B 3:30
2. "Angel Of Raghuvaran — Iruvuram Kaadu" Anantha Sriram Sean Roldan , M M Manasi 3:14
3. "Torture Of Raghuvaran — Pellanade" Chandrabose Ravi G 3:06
4. "Raghuvaran Vs Vasundhara — Dooram Nuvve Undaloi" Chandra Bose K G Ranjith, Ananya Thirumalai 3:15
5. "Theme Track — Vasundhara- The Empress Arrives"   Instrumental 2:10
Total length: 15:15
Hindi tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Life Of Raghuvaran — Chal Re Raja" Raqueeb Alam Rahul Nambiar, Yogi B 3:30
2. "Angel Of Raghuvaran — Tu Mili Hai" Raqueeb Alam Abhay Jodhpurkar, M M Manasi 3:14
3. "Torture Of Raghuvaran — Main Ga Raha" Raqueeb Alam Ranjith 3:06
4. "Raghuvaran Vs Vasundhara — Doori Chale" Raqueeb Alam Benny Dayal, Shakthisree Gopalan 3:15
5. "Theme Track — Vasundhara- The Empress Arrives"   Instrumental 2:10
Total length: 15:15

Sequel

A second sequel was initially hinted by Dhanush and later confirmed, during the success meet event, that a third part of the franchise was confirmed but technical details were yet to be confirmed.[22]

References

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  12. ^ "VIP-2 shooting kicks off". The New Indian Express. 4 January 2017. Archived from the original on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
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  15. ^ "Dhanush and Kajol shake a leg". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 2017-05-21. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  16. ^ "It's a wrap for Dhanush and Soundarya Rajnikanth's 'VIP 2'". Daily News & Analysis. 2017-04-02. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  17. ^ "VIP 2: Kajol says she was a bit ‘apprehensive’ about speaking in Tamil". www.hindustantimes.com/. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  18. ^ "Velai Illa Pattadhaari 2 release postponed". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  19. ^ "Dhanush clashes with Ajith Kumar now". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  20. ^ "Kajol, Dhanush at VIP-2 audio launch".
  21. ^ quintdaily (11 August 2017). "VIP 2 Review: Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Theatrical Response & Rating – QuintDaily".
  22. ^ http://www.news18.com/news/movies/we-will-definitely-make-vip-3-dhanush-1493245.html

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