Velaiilla Pattathari Story
Cast: Dhanush as Raghuvaran B. Tech, Sharanya Ponnavan as Bhuvana (Raghuvaran and Karthik's mother), Amala Paul as Shalini, Samuthirakani as Raghuvaran's father, Vivek as Azhagusundaram, Surbhi as Anitha, Amitash pradhan as Arun Subramaniam, and Hrishikesh as Karthik.
Raghuvaran is a graduate in Civil Engineering. He has been unemployed for four years as he doesn't want to go outside of his core subject for jobs. He is adamant about working in a job related to his field only and is unwilling to accept any other profession. He often comes into conflict with his father, who considers him irresponsible.
Raghuvaran's younger brother, Karthik, works in an IT company, earning well and, evidently o the delight of his father. Raghuvaran's mother, Bhuvana, however, supports him. Raghuvaran falls for his neighbour's daughter, Shalini who hates him initially, but warms up to him after hearing about his story of the integrity he has and the difficulties he is facing and eventually reciprocates his love.
One day, Raghuvaran has quarreled with his mother and they are not on talking terms temporarily. Raghuvaran's father and Karthik are absent that day, and he is asked to look after his mother, who has a heart condition. However, he goes out on a date with Shalini.
He gets continuous phone calls from his mother, which he ignores despite Shalini's insistence to pick them up. However, on returning home, he finds out that his mother had died of a heart attack. Raghuvaran feels guilty about not being there when his mother needed him and develops depression. How he comes out the guilt and help his family recover and become successful in his life form the rest of the story.
Velaiilla Pattathari was a big success in Tamil and was praised for its simple but inspiring story with touching scenes and a blend understated heroism. Dhanush, Saranya Ponnavan, Amala Paul, and Samuthirakani's performances are hailed as the reason for taking the film a notch above. The music, especially the song Ey Inge Paaru became chartbuster. The Telugu version of the film, Raghuvaran B. Tech, received similar acclaim and was recorded as a hit at box office in Teluguland.
Velaiilla Pattadhari Trailer