Dhilluku Dhuddu movie review
Updated: February 07, 2019 15:36 IST
Rating : 2.75/5
Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 Story:
After a forgettable outing with Sakka Podu Podu Raja in 2017, Santhanam is back with his tried and tested Dhilluku Dhuddu franchise and director Rambhala. While the jokes were few and far between in SPPR, Santhanam is in his 'territory' in DD 2, and delivers the laughs big time. The horror comedy tropes (haunted house setting, a priest working hard to drive away the ghost etc) are usual and cliched, but the team's motto of entertaining the viewers has been successfully accomplished.
The chemistry between Santhanam and Motta Rajendran is the cornerstone of the film and the duo is in fine form. There is some glorification of alcohol and plenty of underwear jokes which might be off-putting for the class viewers. But the local masses will take a liking to the film's unabashed treatment and 'below the belt' comedy style.
The homely import from Kerala, Shritha Sivadas plays the heroine and the ghost angle is related to her character. One needless romance song with the lead pair could have been done away with. Otherwise, the film's run time of less than 2 hours is a big relief for the viewer. DD2 more or less races to the finish line with minimal lulls. The tacky production values and the loud 'devotional movie' (saami padam) type scenes are among the drawbacks in a largely watchable fare.
Coming back to Santhanam, he looks excellent on screen with a well groomed beard, nice costumes and a trendy hair style. His transformation after having turned hero is quite praiseworthy and his screen presence is just getting better and better. When he sticks to such comedy films in his hero outings, there is no stopping him! Urvashi is another veteran who scores here, with her inimitable comedy timing and cute presence on screen. Some other Santhanam regulars are also there and push the movie ahead with their presence.
The VFX work is serviceable at best. It's clear that DD2 has been made very economically, on a shoestring budget. There is nothing special about composer Shabir's work either; he impresses with his soothing score in the initial scenes between Santa and Shritha, though.
DD 2 proves that the market and audience appetite for the horror comedy genre is very much alive. If all you need in a movie is a bunch of good jokes and laugh out loud moments, DD 2 is very much the movie for you this weekend. Santa fans will love him here.
Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 Verdict:
Enough comedy from Santhanam and co. to give the audience a good time.