|DVD Velaiyilla Pattathari
Run time: 133 min
Stars: Dhanush, Saranya Ponvannan, Amala Paul
Raghuvaran (Dhanush) is an unemployed engineer who lives with his loving mother (Saranya), younger brother Karthik (Hrishikesh) and strict father (Samuthirakani). Raghu is an upright guy who finds it difficult to find a job which he loves and is not willing to settle for something that comes his way. He is constantly humiliated by his dad for being a loser in comparison with his younger brother a successful IT guy. The girl living next door, Shalini (Amala Paul) a medical student falls in love with him. And in a crucial moment he lets down his mother the only person who supports him, which leaves him heartbroken and devastated. Written by Saravanan Surya
Release Date: 18 July 2014 (India)
In this movie Dhanush plays the role of Raghuvaran, a degree graduate who is still looking for a job, meanwhile his brother will be doing a job already and earns well. Dhnaush's parents roles were played by Samuthirakani and Saranya Ponvannan. Dialogues of this movie are very apt to this situations and easily understandable to the common audience. Anirudh background music and sentimental music is the big asset to the movie. How Dhanush handled his situations as a jobless person were exactly pictured as ow a normal jobless person's daily routine life. Well all those scenes of a jobless person and how he managed his love in between should be seen on the big screen.When a cinematographer takes to direction, there is bound to be a set of prejudice and a little amount of doubt in his prowess. But Velraj breaks all stereotypes in delivering a healthy entertainer with a complete story and picture perfect experience. Any unemployment story could have been essayed. But keeping in mind the National Award winning protagonist, the story has been scripted with perfection that it has the right amount of heroics but not artificial heroism. Flow of the story is realistic. Every character portrayed in the right light that befits their role. Though the story is predictable at certain places, the dialogues take the cue in gluing you to the seat, entertaining through and through. Despite being a cinematographer himself, Velraj has left it to Arunbabu who is spell binding in his angles and light. The visual experience of the film literally takes you into the film, rendering you living the experience real time.The combination of Dhanush and Vivek makes for classic comedy, which is sure to hurt your stomach in laughter.The prime quality of a strong person is to have faith in self and not lose hope under any circumstance. This is rather impossible considering chronic unemployment despite talent. But should a person retain strength in even such adverse conditions, despite complete awareness of his stance, he must learn from Dhanush. Hurt yet strong, emotional yet focused, depressed yet sportive, and not blindly optimistic but realistic, Raghu is all emotions that an unemployed, talented youth would be. He has lived the character dealt to him, who knows to differentiate aspiration from dream. Amala is the understanding partner, who balances her love and career, without letting both trespass borders. Her simplicity is what makes her stand out.Caught in the web of pressure to earn but bereft of opportunities, waiting for an opportunity to prove himself is Raghuvaran (Dhanush), who is in the search for the right job for four years, after completing his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. While every day existence is an ordeal for Raghu as the non earning member of the family, with even his younger brother Karthik earning handsomely, he has enough reasons to be dejected. Karthik is the apple of his parents' eyes but Raghu has his mother's (Saranya Ponvannan) undying support and faith in his talent.