This could have been an absorbing take on the power play between two classes and sexes but soon after the reintroduction of Raghuvaran (Dhanush) a prized engineer working for Anitha Constructions and introduction of Vasundhara (Kajol) a real estate tycoon. Taking off from where the original VIP left off, VIP 2 struggles and reaches nowhere. Raghuvaran (Dhanush) and Vasundhara (Kajol) are at logger heads but there is no strong reason for the conflict. It seems the director Soundarya Rajnikanth is keen to project Dhanush as the messiah of the masses. Trying to cash on Dhanush's stardom and please his diehard fans, Dhanush is shown beating goons double his size making our eyes and head roll in wonder.
Dhanush tries his best but he never gets the graph and depth in his character while Kajol is a strange cross between Sridevi in LAADLA, Amrita Singh in AAINA and our very own Ekta Kapoor in real.
The writing fails to give a proper convincing conflict and unnecessarily make Dhanush and Kajol bicker, bicker and bicker only to please the inflated ego. The mass flavor and the underline humour observed in the first installment are completely missing.
It's hard to pick something worth mentioning in this circus which goes on and on. The Hindi dubbing is strictly okay and at some times it is clear that the words are muted.
Each and everything looks manufactured. If you believed VIP 2 will be a better platform for Kajol after DILWALE considering her remarkable Tamil outing around 20 years ago in Rajiv Menon's MINSARA KANUVU urf SAPNAY, you are forced to shake your head and wonder, does she really needs to do all this.
Gasping for breath and losing all hope, the movie finally in the last reel gets some life and prevents itself and the audience in committing suicide. Finally we see Kajol and Dhanush breaking out and coming on their own. So was the joke on us?