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Velaiyilla Pattadhari ~ Exclusive Review

Chennai,July 19 (): Velaiyilla Pattadhari, the much-awaited Dhanush’s 25th movie hit screens on July 18. The movie stars Dhanush and Amala Paul in lead roles; it also has Samuthirakani and Saranya Ponvannan playing iconic roles. Music is scored by Anirudh and is directed by debutant Velraj who’s a former cinematographer.

Commercial Message

Raghuvaran (Dhanush), the unemployed graduate is a vintage bachelor frolicking around. Shalini (Amala Paul) is the affable girl next door, who accidentally falls for him. The first half revolves around the protagonist – hapless victim of unemployment.

The second half takes a faster pace when the underdog gets an opportunity to prove himself worthy but against a ruthless tycoon. The culmination ends with a message dedicating the movie to the unemployed engineers.

Quirky Quotes

Mudhala yaar sambadhikura’radhu mukkiyam illa, yaar correct anaa time’ku sambadhikura’radhu dhan mukkiyam

Amul baby, mudhala pallankuzhli aadanum, apram paandi adanum, apram indha ponnunga games ellam iruke kho kho, badminton. Idhellam vittutu straight ah WWF dan vilayaduven na moonji ellam kilinjudum!

Raghu (arguing dad):Vandhu parunga, naalu vaartha sendhapalla english le pesa evlo kashta paduren nu. Summa vela kidaikala vela kidaikala na eppadi kidaikum?

Adhu enna enakku mattum Raghuvaran’nu villain peru, avanukku (brother) mattum hero peru Karthick? Edhukku eduthalum partiality!


Saranya Ponvannan plays the doting mother, Samudhirakani is a typical middle class venting father and Amitest aka Amul baby plays an amateur villain.

The troubled relationship between the father and son duo have been showcased well. There are finer nuances to the plot which every unemployed or previously unemployed graduate can co-relate himself.


Velraj builds up the expectations with the entry of  leaving audience to assume the plot might take a triangular love story, however after culmination we realize it’s not and no one really ever knows the significance of his role.

Too many commercial sequences kill the fast pace, making the ploy artificial. And last but not least, Dhanush could have avoided cheap tricks of following Rajni’s steps and imitating his gimmick moves.


Dhanush delivers a minute and a half monologue which is a single shot and emphasizes the stress every unemployed graduate goes through, it simply gives the audience goosebumps.

Worst Rated: 6/ 10 Best Rated   : 6.5/ 10

Velai Ila Pattadhari ~ An underdog marks his presence against all odds