Dhanush starrer Velai Illa Pattathari, directed by Velraj and released in the year 2014, was a well-acclaimed movie, both by the audiences and the critics. The film also emerged as a big hit at the box office by minting above 50 Crores at the worldwide box office.
The film narrated the story of an unemployed B.Tech grauduate named Raghuvaran (portrayed brilliantly by Dhanush), who is stubborn about getting a job in his own field. Since he is jobless, he is constantly criticised by his father and his sole support is his mother.
Velai Illa Pattathari, which was a film dedicated to all the engineering graudates, had equal amount of class and mass elements in it. The film discussed a topic, which is quite relevant even in a place like Kerala.
In this State too, there are a number of jobless engineering graduates, who has to resort to some other jobs. Now, what if Dhanush's VIP is remade in Malayalam? Who are the apt replacements for Dhanush, Amala Paul and others? In this week's Mollywood retake, we discuss about this interesting scenario.
Nivin Pauly As Raghuvaran
We simply can't think about anyone other than Nivin Pauly for this character, who is a representative of today's youth. The character is tailor-made for the actor in him and Nivin Pauly can do complete justice to this role. The actor in him is sure to perform well in the comical scenes as well as the mass scenes. More importantly, his unique charm will do a lot good for the movie.
Amala Paul As Shalini
Amala Paul had portrayed the role of Shalini, the love interest of Raghuvaran in the original. If a remake of the movie happens in Malayalam, we needn't look for another option as she was more than perfect in the portrayal of this matured character.
Siddique As Raghuvaran's Father
In VIP, Samuthirakani had portrayed the role of Raghuvaran's father, who is critical about his son's career. In Malayalam, this particular role is apt for Siddique. Think about the emotional sequences in the movie, the actor in him is sure to nail it with his performance.
Asha Sarath As Raghuvaran's Mother
Bhuvana, the mother of Raghuvaran is one of the most powerful characters in this movie. The role of a loving and supportive mother was portrayed excellently by Saranya in the original. Coming to Malayalam, we feel that Asha Sarath will be the apt choice for this role as she can put up a very convincing performance.
Prayaga Martin As Anitha
The role of Anitha, portrayed by Surabhi in the original, is a small yet crucial one in the movie. Her character plays a crucial role in the development of the story. Prayaga Martin can portray this role effectively, if ever a Malayalam remake happens.
Suraj Venjaramoodu As Azhagusundaram
This role adds the necessary humour quotient in the movie in the most appropriate way. It was Vivek who portrayed this character with effortless ease in the original. In Malayalam, Suraj Venjaramoodu would be the apt choice for this role who is sure to do complete justice to this role with his witty dialogues and mannerisms.
If VIP is remade in Malayalam with Nivin Pauly and the above mentioned star cast, we feel that it would be a sure bet at the box office.
Meanwhile, Velai Illa Pattathari 2 aka VIP 2, the sequel to the blockbuster movie is in the offing. The film will feature Dhanush, Amala Paul and Bollywood actress Kajol in the lead roles.