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Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Thursday, February 7, 2019 • Tamil ]
Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 Review
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Handmade films
Cast:
Santhanam, Shritha Sivadas, Anchal Singh
Direction:
Rambhala
Production:
N. Santhanam
Music:
Shabir
Movie:
Dhilluku Dhuddu 2

Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 - Santhanam and the spirit offer double the fun!

Following the success of the horror comedy Dhilluku dhuddu (2016), the Lollu Sabha combo Santhanam and director Rambhala have joined hands for the second installment of the horror comedy franchise, with fresh characters and a different setup. Let's see if the hilarious combo score another success with Dhilluku dhuddu 2.

Vellai Viji (Santhanam) is a happy go lucky auto driver who is known for his atrocious acts in his locality, and problems start for him, as he falls in love in love with doctor Maya(Shritha Shivadas). Maya's father, Garuda Raja Bhattathri (Bipin) a famous black magician in Kerala uses spirits to threaten, attack and chase away anyone who proposes love to her. Viji gets the help of Chakramadevi (Urvashi) to thwart the plans of Garuda Raja Bhattathri and win his love, but a twist awaits Viji. The numerous horrifying and hilarious moments Viji faces, and was he able to overcome the obstacles posed by spirits and evil forces, or did he succumb to the evil acts is what Dhilluku dhuddu 2 is all about.

Santhanam is energetic and proves yet again that he's a master of counters, and mercilessly trolls all the characters including ghosts, offering a fun treat for the audience. Debutant Shritha Shivadas doesn't get much scope to perform, but is perfect as the damsel in distress. Motta Rajendran,Urvashi and Bipin evoke laughs in every sequence, totally entertaining and tickling the funny bones.The rest of the cast including Shiva Shankar and Karthik are adequate.

The first half of the movie establishes the crazy nature of Vellai Viji and moves at a good pace, despite two songs that don't appeal.There are loads of fun moments with Santhanam at his hilarious best, trolling everyone around, including Rajendran, Shiva Shankar and Karthik, and his first encounter with Bipin towards the interval is an absolute laugh riot.

The second half of the movie offers a twist, and the director opting against songs is a huge plus, as we are treated with one hilarious moment after the other, as Santhanam, Rajendran and Urvashi take control of the proceedings. Completely confined to a single location, there's no deviation from the plot and despite the proceedings getting rushed towards the end, the movie ultimately entertains.

Background score by Shabir suits the theme of the movie, alternating between the funny and spooky sequences ,while the songs don't impress.Deepak Kumar Pathy's cinematography continues the fine form from the first part as he captures the haunted bungalow in all glory and hilarious encounters between the protagonist and the evil forces are captured perfectly. Editing by Madhavan Madhu makes sure there's no dull moment in the screenplay.

Director Rambhala and Santhanam combo have been known for their natural flair for instant counters and funny punches, and that had worked well in the first part of Dhilluku Dhuddu, and this time around, they've come up with a screenplay, that offers even more laughs. The plot is simple, and the motive of the spirit cliched, but Rambhala makes sure one doesn't look into the flaws, as Santhanam takes control of the proceedings, with his impeccable comic timing and counters. The two songs in the first half could have been done away with, but the crisp 2 hours runtime makes sure Dhilluku dhuddu 2 engages and makes you laugh out loud. All said, Dhilluku Dhuddu is worth your money, go get entertained, as Santhanam has a field day with the ghosts!

Santhanam and the spirit offer twice the fun!

Rating: 3 / 5.0

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