Verdict: A perfect sequel to Raghuvaran B.tech.
VIP 2 is a sequel of Raghuvaran B.Tech and is the dubbed version of the Tamil movie with the same title. VIP 2 has Dhanush, Amala Paul, Ritu Varma and Kajol in lead roles supported by Vivek, Hrishikesh, Samuthirakani and Saranya Ponvannan. Dhanush has penned the story for VIP 2 while his wife Soundarya Rajinikanth has directed the movie along with screenplay. The cinematography has been done by Sameer Thahir while the music and background score has been rendered by Sean Roldan. This movie also has the signature tunes of Anirudh who has composed for the prequel. Let’s see if VIP 2 is as good as the original VIP (Raghuvaran B.tech).
Raghuvaran (Dhanush) is happily married to Shalini (Amala Paul) and they live with his brother Karthik (Hrishikesh) and father Samuthirakani. Shalini’s parents stay next to Raghuvaran’s house. Vasundhara (Kajol) is a business tycoon and CEO of Vasundhara Constructions. Raghuvaran is an employee at Anitha Constructions. Famous for his engineering capabilities, Vasundhara tries to get him to work for her company but Raghuvaran doesn’t comply. He later starts his own firm – VIP Constructions, with his friends. The whole story revolves around the conflict between their business ideals.
Dhanush is as usual good in his acting. He is very good at expressing the emotional aspects of his character. Amala Paul suited well as Dhanush's wife. Samuthirakani is as good as he was in VIP. Saranya is seen in a couple of scenes. Vivek as Raju Sundaram was able to provide the much needed laughter. Raghuvaran’s Mofa moped is another special attraction for this movie just like the original VIP.
The direction by Soundarya Rajnikanth is decent and the screenplay is simple and straightforward. Dhanush has succeeded in writing a story that is an extension of the original. The way it has ended, it looks like there's scope for more sequels in the future. The camera work and music gel well with the flow of the narration. Editing by Prasanna G.K is crisp and neat. The movie has a runtime of around 2 hour 20 minutes. The production values by Wunderbar Films and V Creations are adequate.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
If you are a Dhanush fan, then no second thoughts about watching it. For the rest, they could watch it to get a feel of VIP again. It has all the elements like comedy, songs, family story and a bit of action. Overall, VIP 2 is a feel-good entertainer that can be watched and enjoyed with family. Additionally, the film carries a beautiful message towards the end of the film.
-By Ajay Mudunuri