Velaiilla Pattadhari (2014)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The current plight of unemployed graduates is accurately illustrated in the movie.
2) The Dhanush monologue about the hardship of students

 

CONS –
1) Typical masala second half.Entirely predictable and quixotic.
2) Uneventful romantic subplot

 

QUOTE –
You white trash! With absolutely no talent or academic qualification…You’ve jumped straight to the boss’s chair because your father was rich…Without doing a single day’s hard work, ever! If you can be so arrogant…My parents struggled to pay the donation and put me in school I studied so hard from kindergarten to tenth grade……just to pick a difficult subject in high school. Because that’s the only way I can become an engineer I took a different tuition for physics, maths, and chemistry I was juggling from one class to my another And my parents were juggling from one job to another… …to pay for those tuitions I’d stay up all night to study, sipping tea……waking up to an alarm every morning just to study And those grades weren’t enough so….another two months of preparing for entrance exams. The cut off from those exams were not good enough So we pledged my mother’s jewelry……to get an admission in an engineering college. I cleared the arrear papers in the fourth year. I enter into the society just to get jibed for not having a job Running from one place to another to find a job. For years, I was sitting at home idly to be called a freeloader by my father. All that food was stuck in my throat and hurting me, it was choking me And finally some good soul decided to give me a job…..and a jackass like you wants to take it away from me I’m standing before here talking to you, handling all this and more An unemployed graduate like me can be just as arrogant.

Visaaranai (2015)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) Powerful story. Bare naked reality. A police system where every cop is working on a target to close a case rather solving the crime.
2) Tight screenplay , no loose ends – especially the 1st half.
3) Unemployment / Corruption / Police brutality / language-regional divide / migration – All in 118 minutes.
Cons –

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Quote –
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