Dhanush and Kajol starrer could have been the film, however, Dhanush flubs it, essentially because of a hopelessly stilted plot and treatment that is all cliché. Given that there is a female director at the helm, it has surprisingly regressive lines, poking fun at wives and other women. The only reason to keep watching this film right till the bitter end comes right at the end. This is not a spoiler.
The film continues from the events that were concluded in the prequel Velaiilla Pattadhari (VIP). After rehousing people to high rise flats, Raghuvaran (Dhanush) has now been honoured with the award of Best Engineer Of The Year. Though, there’s a new giant in market named as Vasundhra Constructions and they bagged rest of all the remaining awards. Vasundhra Parmeshwar (Kajol), an egoistic, self centered narcissist tries to lure Raghuvaran in her company to work under her.
Dhanush excels as Raghuvaran but you’ll surely miss the Raghu of part 1. His character has some seeti maar dialogues which will surely be rejoiced by his fans and masala movie lovers. He has performed few good action scenes but the slow motion graphics ruin it for most of the time. He has already hinted at the 3rd installment of this franchise. The film concludes with an open ending.
Soundarya Rajnikanth who previously has helmed Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan has failed big time. Not in directing the film but executing the plot of the film. Her direction is not the main issue of the film, but the base on which the film relies is weak. A strong story with right amount of action, emotions and drama was needed for this film. She had an army of talented actors, it was just the matter of spending some time to finalise a good script.