choice of movies have come under scanner in the last few years as
he suffered back-to-back failures. The 'Kolaveri di' hitmaker
choose performance-oriented roles over regular masala potboilers.
In the process, he scripts, which had nothing to offer to audience.
Now, the actor is returning with commercial entertainer
Velayilla Pattathari aka
Velai Illa Pattadhaari targeted at family
Velayilla Pattathari is Dhanush's 25th movie as a hero
and this reason has made it a special movie for Tamil audience.
Interestingly, the actor has not chosen a big director's movie for
his landmark venture but gave an opportunity to cinematographer
Velraj to make his directorial debut. The movie has Arun Babu's
photography and MV Rajesh Kumar's editing. The main attraction of
the movie is Amala Paul, whose is having her first
release post her marriage to director Vijay. Now, let us see what
the film has to offer.
As the title says, the movie is about an unemployed youth. The
day-to-day struggles, frustrations, pain and the joy of getting the
first break have been cleanly packaged into a movie. The role is
not something new to Dhanush and he has pulled off the character in
his usual style. Raghuvaran (Dhanush) is a civil engineering
graduate, who is constantly insulted by his father played by
director Samuthikirani. Comparisons are drawn in the house with his
younger sibling, who is into IT and earns handsomely. It is his
mother, who console him and try to boost his confidence. And there
is his childhood friend Shalini (Amala Paul), who is in love with
him. Velayilla Pattathari majorly revolves around five
There are not dull moments in the movie and it is Dhanush's show
all the way. Continue reading the movie review on the
The first half is engaging with some powerful one-liners backed
with comedy and romantic scenes. The second half is high on
In a bid to make it a successful commercial film, the team has
taken too much of liberties. In the process, the story becomes
predictive in the second half. This is the biggest drawback of
It is a fantastic performance by Dhanush. He performs comedy,
actions and sentiment scenes with perfection. Indeed, it is a
tailor-made role for him. Amala Paul in the role of Shalini suits
the role perfectly.
Samuthikirani, Saranya and Vivek have done complete justice to
their roles. Anirudh Ravichander shines again with his songs and
background score. There was not much scope for cinematography and
editing work by Rajesh is okay.
Verdict: Velayilla Pattathari is a
perfect entertainer for Dhanush's fans.