Director Shankar who is getting ready with his upcoming film Ai with Vikram, has watched Velai Illa Pattadhaari and appreciated it as a lively movie and he enjoyed it every bit. The director has praised the three pillars (Dhanush, Anirudh and Velraj) who carried the film with their performace. Shankar has posted on his micro-blogging site “Saw VIP, lively movie njoyd evry bit. Dhanush???perfrmnce Anirudh??????music Vel done Velraj. Fully satsfyng movie 4 audnce aftr a long time“.