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Unemployed Graduate (2014)

Velaiilla Pattadhari (original title)
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A jobless young man gets to redeem himself.




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Credited cast:
Dhanush ... Raghuvaran
Saranya Ponvannan ... Bhuvana
Amala Paul ... Shalini
Samuthirakani ... Raghuvaran's father
Vivek ... Azahagusundaram
Surabhi ... Anitha
Amitash Amitash ... Arun Subramaniom
Cell Murugan Cell Murugan ... Manickam
Hrishikesh Hrishikesh ... Karthik
Sriram Sriram ... Anitha's Father
Meera Krishna Meera Krishna ... Shalini's Mother
Vignesh Shivan Vignesh Shivan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amitash Pradhan ... Arun Subramaniam


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

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Release Date:

18 July 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Raghuvaran B.Tech See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 530,000,000, 19 October 2014
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Wunderbar Films See more »
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Did You Know?


The line "What a Karuvad" in the song "What a Karuvad", is actually a dialogue spoken by Charlie in the movie "Singara Velan". See more »


When Azhagusundaram (Vivek) borrows his assistant's phone to call his wife, the "Incoming call" screen is displayed on the phone instead of the "Outgoing call" screen. See more »


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What a Karavad
Produced by Anirudh Ravichander
Written by Dhanush
Performed by Dhanush & Anirudh Ravichander
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Mass movie of 2014
12 August 2014 | by dineshsramanSee all my reviews

(V)elai (I)lla (P)attathaari.. Mass movie of 2014.


1 . Dhanush - He made the movie to come in such a way that even an old story can be a super duper hit. As far as story wise it seems to be old, but Dhanush and Velraj made it special. In some scenes he imitate Superstar which suits him well. Probably he is also now in the race of "Who is next superstar?"

2. Anirudh - Songs and BGM were the biggest plus point in this movie. Except amma song all songs were sung by Dhanush and Anirudh which are rocking. The BGM's after the punch dialog are really amazing which watching in theater.

3. Crew : Over all the crew has done great job. Vivek made a great comeback in this movie.

4. Dialogues and Screenplay plays a important role. Movie does not get bore at any scene. It was going very fast. Songs were placed in right place too..


1. Most important weak point in this movie is villain, He does not suit the character and obviously he looks like Amul baby...

Over all Review :

Mass movie which must be watched in theater with family. Hope it will create a different image among married womens.

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