After successfully constructing the apartment complex in VIP, more offers come pouring in for Dhanush's company in VIP 2. In the midst of this, an awards ceremony is held for the best in the engineering and construction field in which Kajol's company, a reputed construction firm in south India bags top honors in almost all categories. However, the best engineer award eventually goes to Dhanush. Wanting to be the best in everything, Kajol puts forth a job for Dhanush in her company, who goes on to reject her offer as she talks to him rudely. Thereafter, Kajol begins creating problems for Dhanush in the company he is working in.
Meanwhile, Kajol, who has partnered with Dhanush's company for a few projects pulls out of their commitment. As a result, the company's owner goes to meet her to inquire why she pulled out of the partnership for which she reveals she has no enmity with him, but Dhanush ought to go from the company. However, the company owner doesn't agree to Kajol's conditions and states that Dhanush will continue to work in his company.
Coming to know of these developments, Dhanush decides to resign from his job not wanting any trouble for anybody else. He then goes to Kajol to tell her he still won't take up her offer and says he has an identity of his own and he'd rather to stick to being unemployed than joining her organization. The rest of the plot revolves around what Kajol does next and how an unemployed Dhanush keeps up with her challenges.
Dhanush has relived his Raghuvaran character in the sequel as he had trumped in the 2014 original. Be it in scenes where he gets a beating from Amala Paul or in the battle against Kajol, he has come on top. Amala Paul as Dhanush's wife has done a commendable job and the romance scenes between the two have been written well. Kajol returns to Tamil cinema after 20 years when she was last seen in Minsara Kanavu and the actress has been given a character that has a lot of depth. She rises to the top as an ambitious industrialist and has elevated her character with her an exceptional performance. Vivek is his usual self delivering comedy punches whenever necessary while Samuthirakani brings in his experience to deliver yet another good performance. Hrishikesh, Meera Krishnan, Ritu Varma among others have done a decent job with the roles offered to them.
Director Soundarya Rajinikanth has made a film that can be best enjoyed with families as all commercial elements such as sentiment, comedy, action, romance fall in one place. She has given enough importance to Kajol's character and has also conveyed the message of how problems are a part of our lives and need to be handled with zest and patience. Sean Roldan's songs and background score leave an impact and the same can be said about Samir Thahir, who impresses with his skills in cinematography.
In short, Velai Illa Pattadhaari 2 is time-pass.